Serial Program Manager - Nissan - PRO23655

Function: Program Management
Localization: United States - Michigan - Auburn Hills
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 12th April 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 Faurecia Seating Division is looking for a Program Manager for its Headquarters location in Auburn Hills, MI.

You will be responsible for:

Owning the program in all aspects, from start of production. This role is the main supporter of customer satisfaction in conjunction with the achievement of program Quality, Cost and Delivery objectives, while ensuring profitability throughout the serial program lifecycle. The main missions of the role are to:

  • Develop positive relationships and maintain the relationship with the customer
  • Arbitrate any conflicts with the customer on financial and/or technical issues
  • Organize communications throughout the program lifecycle.
  • Lead and oversee a cross-functional program team (Sales, Controlling, Purchasing, Quality, Production, Supply Chain, Product & Process engineering), and define team members' objectives and assignments for a program
  • Liaise with the Program Controller, build the initial Business Plan, define the Program investment scheme, and release investments in compliance with controlling procedures; take economical responsibility for all deviations from initial requirements.
  • Create a "Program Management culture" by ensuring processes defined in the Faurecia Program Management System (PMS) are applied at all steps, and by developing alignments between all actors involved in the program.
  • Manage all planning and executing of VA/VE activities. Conduct Risk/Opportunity analyses, and develop and implement appropriate action plans.
  • Support all VA/VE and engineering change management activities
  • 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
  • Ensure smooth program transfer from corporate to Production Plant

What YOU will gain by joining us:


You will work in a dynamic environment where you will become involved very quickly. Right from the beginning, we will provide you will a customized Onboarding Plan. You will go through several trainings which will integrate you into the Faurecia culture.


In this position, there will be leading and interacting with multiple departments.

What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, or related field
  • 5-10 years experience in automotive Program Management, preferably in Seating
  • Ability to maintain customer relations with supply base, Tier 1 and OEMs at senior levels
  • Knowledge of Program Management system and tools
  • Results orientation with strong written and oral communications skills
  • Strategic thinking and technical capacities
  • International mind set

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