Serial Life Program Manager - PRO24205

Function: Program Management
Localization: United States - Michigan - Auburn Hills
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 20th November 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 Automotive Seating Division is looking for a Serial Life Program Manager for its Auburn Hills, MI location.
 
The main missions of the role are to:

  • Develop strong relationships and manage the ongoing negotiations with the customer (GM) as the official Faurecia representative.
  • Support all VA/VE and engineering change management activities
  • Manage various programs.
  • Manage all planning and executing of VA/VE activities
  • Liaise with the Program Controller to release investments in compliance with controlling procedures; take economical responsibility for all deviations from initial requirements.
  • Monitor the Program and Model Year Launches: track progress by updating Business Plan, Program Dashboard and Budget Reports, and by leading reviews of program steps and results.
  • Conduct Risk/Opportunity analyses, and develop and implement appropriate action plans.
  • Arbitrate any conflicts with the customer on financial and/or technical issues.
  • Staff, manage and co-ordinate a cross-functional program team (Sales, Controlling, Purchasing, Quality, Production, Supply Chain, Product & Process engineering), and define team members' objectives and assignments.
  • Create a "Program Management culture" by ensuring processes defined in the Faurecia Program Management System (PMS) are applied at all steps, and by developing synergies between all actors involved in the program.
  • Organize communications throughout the program lifecycle.
  • Organize key program information to ensure Program continuity and to contribute to knowledge management.

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or related field.
  • Experience with GM business
  • 3-5 years’ experience as a Program Manager or related position such as: Program Development Leader, Program Manufacturing Leader, Program Purchasing Leader or Program Sales Leader, etc.
  • Design & Development or Industrial Operations in an automotive sector
  • Automotive seating preferred
  • Customer relations with supply base, Tier 1 and OEMs at senior levels
  • Positive reputation with the customer  for meeting deliverables
  • Must be willing to travel within and outside the United States
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Project)
  • Knowledge of Program Management system and tools preferred
  • Strategic Thinking and technical capacities

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