Program Quality Leader - QUA18206

Function: Quality / Health, Safety & Environment
Localization: United States - Indiana - Columbus
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 12th February 2018
Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer

"New trends and expectations are reshaping the automotive industry. Inspired by the exciting new challenges associated with this revolution, Faurecia anticipates the future of mobility developing cutting-edge solutions for smart life on board and sustainable mobility. If you’re willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be."

Our Faurecia Clean Mobility North American Division is looking for a Program Quality Leader (PQL) for its Technical Center in Columbus, Indiana.


 As a member of the Program Core Team, the PQL  represents the Customer Voice within the company and ensures the interface with the customer and internally with the others functions on quality matters. (S)he has to:


▪ Identify the initial Program Quality objectives (0 Km, Warranty and specific customer quality indicators) with the Program manager, built-up the quality management plan and ensure a regular follow-up to achieve these objectives all along the program.

▪ Achieve the Quality objectives - including Safety & Regulation, Environmental – such as the PPM, Scrap,… including Perceived quality and cascade them to the internal and external suppliers.

▪ Monitor the objectives achievement through a risk assessment follow up based on FMEA, Special characteristics, capabilities, Tolerance stacks, PPM, etc… .

▪ Have the authority to stop any process or product delivery in case of serious non conformance (customer expectations or safety and regulations issues….).

▪ Approve the Design Validation Plan and Production Validation Test established by Engineering and ensure its completion according to the program milestones.

▪ Lead the development and production process for measurement, checking and testing fixtures and gauges.

▪ Define the control plans.

▪ Is responsible for conformity, perceived quality and traceability of any parts delivered to the customer all along the development phase until Gate 4.

▪ Prepare and compile the PPA- Production Part Approval- files, and supports the Plant Quality Engineer for the submission of the initial samples, including process validation audit.

▪ Report on a monthly base the progress of his activity (3PR level 2).

▪ Initiate and update the Program Risk Assessment. Alert if major risk has no contingency plan.

▪ Lead the relation with Customer Program Quality.

▪ Apply Program Management System and Engineering Change Management and Faurecia tools and standards.

▪ Ensure the use of the appropriate methods and quality standards (PMS, specific Customer program development system, international regulations, etc).

The ideal candidate will have/be:


▪ Bachelor's degree in engineering (mechanics, plastic industry, etc.) and specific qualification (functional analysis, FMEA, Special Characteristics management, measurement, reliability, problem solving, variability reduction, etc.)

▪ 3-5 years of proven experience in the Automotive industry. (Minimum 2 different positions, such as Plant Quality Engineer, Process Engineer,…).For new comers, an internal coach should be nominated.

▪ Should master Faurecia Excellence System (Lean Manufacturing System) and Quality System Efficiency

▪Trained in Program Management System

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

▪ Customer relationship skills

▪ Leadership and autonomy skills

▪ Team player with strong communication skills

▪  Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

▪ International mind set

▪ Minimum bi-lingual (English required)

▪ Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management



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