Project Portfolio Management Domain Leader - IT 11282

Function: Information Technology
Localization: France - Ile de France - Etampes
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 25th September 2018
Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer

"Technical Perfection and automotive passion" is what defines Faurecia. We design, engineer and provide the best in technology, systems and services for automobile makers in every major market on all five continents. If you share our ambition for technical perfection and our passion for all things automotive, Faurecia has a career for you.

"Faurecia, a driving force…for your professional growth."


Our GIS Division is looking for a Project Portfolio Management Domain Leader for its Site at Brières, France.


IT at Faurecia is a key player in our ongoing strategic transformation into a “Digital Enterprise.” IT also plays a major role in guaranteeing the service and support that ensures our business succeeds in our fast moving world.

Each day, IT teams are tackling critical challenges to help build Faurecia’s competitive advantage throughout Digital Transformation. Examples include developing mobile apps, harnessing and applying Big Data, engaging in predictive analysis, leveraging the cloud and contributing to Faurecia’s cultural shift to become a digitally advanced company. IT also plays a lead role in ensuring continuous optimization and cybersecurity of our company processes.


This role will lead Faurecia’s efforts to improve and support Program Management within the overall Program Lifecycle Management (PLM) activities.


Accountability and Main Duties:

·        Lead cross-business-group workshops consisting of business key users and representatives to define common functional needs and related solutions

·        Proactively seek potential process and application improvements, interacting with business representatives, other Faurecia IT members, and external resources to determine areas of improvement, leading to greater cost efficiency

·        Assess business requirements in order to align to, or define new, Faurecia standards

·        Lead cross-team efforts to determine feasibility, workload, and potential unintended side effects of process, system, or solution proposals

·        Lead PPM-related data management and utilization initiatives, including alignment with Faurecia Master Data Management, and data analytics

·        Manage support and evolution of existing program management applications

·        Manage department / project budgets, as needed

·        Assist in the development of Cost/Benefit Analysis and Business Cases for new initiatives

·        Provide status updates to management and assist in the preparation of presentations to the business, IT leadership, and Faurecia mangement

  • Ensure functional specifications are current and complete

The ideal candidate will have/be:


·        Program Management knowledge is a must, with 7+ years of related experience

·        Robust Project Portfolio Management application knowledge is a must

·        Soft skills to engage and influence senior-level stakeholders within the global organization

·        Ability work autonomsly in a matrix organization

·        Ability to lead a team

·        Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills coupled with strong adaptable presentation skills

·        Capable of understanding, articulating, and summarizing business requirements

·        Culturally aware and adaptable to flexible business situations

·        Ability to work in a multicultural environment (France, Germany, India, USA, China…)

·        Capability to lead multiple parallel projects

·        Skillful in addressing organizational change management needs related to strategy changes and applications implementations

·        Strong analytical capabilities



·        Fluent in English and French

·        Experience managing PPM implementations 

·        Ability to travel on occasion (~20%)

  • Automotive experience would be highly beneficial

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