Serial Life Sales Engineer - International Assignment, VIE - PUR15007

Function: Purchasing
Localization: Portugal - Aveiro - São João da Madeira
Contract type: VIE
Publication date: 12th September 2017
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 Frames Division is looking for a VIE in Serial Life for its plant in Sao Joao da Madeira in Portugal. <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" />

The role of a VIE in Serial Life Sales, in the context of a program, is to be the interface with all customer departments (purchasing, engineering, quality, after sales, …) for his/her portfolio of products currently in production.



  • In association with the Development Team, Plant Team, Costing, Productivity Expert, etc..., apply the Group standards (Faurecia Excellence System and Program Management System) in order to ensure the commercial viability of a program during series production
  • Ensure permanent contact with various customer departments, including involving Faurecia teams when necessary
  • Coordinate the implementation of technical and commercial offers
  • Negotiate parts and tooling costs in consultation with the Sales Manager and the customer
  • Ensure that the evolution of permanent parts pricing in line with the Divisions budget
  • Validate the profitability of productivity proposals before submitting any productivity offer to the customer



This VIE mission will start as soon as possible for 24 months.
V.I.E enables French companies to send  European Union Citizens (between 18 and 28 years old) on working assignments in their subsidiaries, outside of France, and outside of the native country of the VIE.
FAURECIA's VIE Program is open to recent graduates who have minimum a Master degree.
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The ideal candidate will have/be: 

  • Minimum Education Level: Business Master Degree or Engineering Degree with a willingness to develop a career path in business
  • Fluent in English and if necessary in the Customer language
  • Knowledge of production flows and PC&L principles
  • Costing models and processes
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Planning and organization skills
  • Result and client oriented
  • International mindset and ability to work in a matrix organization

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