Project Manager - IT - INF11513

Function: Information Technology
Localization: United States - Michigan - Auburn Hills
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 23rd January 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 GIS (Group Information Systems) Department is looking for a Project Manager - IT at its North America Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
The main missions of the role are to:
Act as a liaison between our shared services IT and the Plants for the shop floor application and production.  Ensure the automotive production applications are running according to the business specification in the best interest of Faurecia.  You will use the application “IJCore” which is the standard application providing Just-In-Time, component traceability, and conformity services. The Project Manager is responsible to maintain and deliver project status documentation, coordinate and plan project activities along with assigned Business Analysts, ITOP and critically work with the program and plant management teams on ensuring that the application functionality is correctly and efficiently delivered. 
  • Maintain and plan Applications (IJCORE, Insequence, Matrix, Procs…) project deliverables in coordination with GIS team and business priorities.
  • Functionally manages multiple Business Analysts defining and monitoring assignments in line with project timelines.
  • Monitors and assures effective project execution. 
  • Key driver for issues identification and recovery planning both with IT and with the BG.
  • Pursues a continuous improvement approach on project management, application functionality, application support, departmental and staff and colleagues in this area.
  • Communicates project status with leadership (e.g IT) and business group personnel.
  • Direct Project Manager Responsibilities:
    • Project definition and validation with business including timeline
    • Delivery and management of project budget.
    • Management of assigned Business Analyst(s).
    • Delivery of approved blueprint.
    • Delivery of RFC’s/BNCR when needed.
    • Delivery and definition of system configurations.
    • Coordination of system integration testing with the business.
    • Delivery and assurance of JIT/TCO FMEA (Failure Mode Analysis)
    • Delivery and assurance of handover document
    • Delivery of local IT and business staff training on system operation.
    • Coordination and management of the project resources for the Go-live
    • Execution of company standard project status reporting.
  • Provides departmental process views and supports overall service delivery excellence.



  • 40-hour weeks are standard but hours outside of normal business hours are required to support project and operational needs.

  • Weekend work may be necessary depending on project needs.

  • 30-60% Travel is expected.


The ideal candidate will have/be:
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Business IT or related field, required
  • 5 years of experience in IT project management, required; preferably in the automotive industry
  • PMP certification, preferred
  • Experience and proven understanding of Production Control and Logistics methods.
  • Experience in Application Automotive Sequencing and Traceability Software development and deployment.
  • Experience in automotive JIT and ERP EDI data standards and processes.
  • Experience in Server and failover methodologies preferred. (managed by separate team)
  • Experience in process improvement.
  • Experience in SAP inventory, order management and shipping.
  • Exceptional communication skills amongst multiple teams

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