Program Quality Leader - QUA18485

Function: Quality / Health, Safety & Environment
Localization: United States - Michigan - Saline
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 13th October 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 North America Interiors Division is looking for a Program Quality Leader to be based at its Saline, MI manufacturing plant.
The Program Quality Leader represents the Customer Voice within the company and ensures the interface with the customer and internally with the others functions on quality matters. The main missions of the role are to:
  • Identify the initial Program Quality objectives, built-up the quality management plan and ensure a regular follow-up
  • 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 (Failure mode and Effects Analysis), Special characteristics, capabilities, Tolerance stacks, PPM, etc… 
  • Have the authority to stop any process or product delivery in case of serious non conformance
  • 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
  • Be responsible for conformity, perceived quality and traceability of any parts delivered to the customer all along the development phases
  • 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
  • Lead the relation with Customer Program Quality
  • Apply Program Management System and Engineering Change Management and Faurecia tools and standards
The ideal candidate will have/be:
    • Bachelor's degree, preferred 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 preferred. (Minimum 2 different positions, such as Plant Quality Engineer, Process Engineer,…).For new comers, an internal coach should be nominated.
    • Strong ability to communicate efficiently with all levels of management, co-workers and subordinates, have the ability to resolve conflicts and build effective teams is required.
    • Master Faurecia Excellence System and Quality System Efficiency,
    • Trained in PS Next
    • Customer relationship skills
    • Leadership and autonomy skills
    • Team player with strong communication skills
    • International mind set
    • Preferred bi-lingual (English required)

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