FES&P Cluster South West - OPE16339

Function: Operations
Localization: France - Franche-Comté - Beaulieu
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 20th December 2019

"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 FCM Europe Division is looking for a FES&P Cluster South West for its Cluster in Beaulieu. The position can be based also in Messei (FR), Fradley (UK) or Terni (Italy).

The mission of FES&P Cluster South West is to maximize plant performance and profitability with accountability on direct labour by strict application of the FES operating principles.

The role can be described in three parts,

1. At Plant level, provide FES expertise and coaching (HSE, Quality, EE, PC&L and Production system) based on 11 lean manufacturing principles to contribute to achieve operational business targets.

- Contribute to the definition of the Plant Improvement Plan to achieve the budget

- Lead construction and follow up of the FES deployment plan, to support the Plant Improvement Plan (PIP) execution.

- Ensure understanding at plant level of 18 FES KPIs and the link with P&L results to properly prioritize the FES plan.

- Provide, according to the needs, FES knowledge and skills to the plant team through training and coaching.

- Contribute to the application and /respect of FES Principles in Programs from design stage (lean process design, MIFD, validation of Equipment design, cardboard workshop activities, Standardized Work ,OHP, process layout, packaging, etc..).

- Perform Early FES Light self-assessment for the new program before the gate 3.

- Be an active change agent within his site, by cultivating an FES mind-set / Lean Manufacturing Concept.

2. Accountable for the Plant MOD cost budget construction & achievement, through efficient “MOD cost management” & “MOD cost improvement plan”.

  •  MOD Cost Management at Plant level:

o Ensure routing and coefficient data management methodology is correctly applied and respected, for direct standard and actual Labour cost accuracy.

o Contribute to MOD budget construction by assuring the total DL cost breakdown is based on DLE, DLP and productivity plan.

o Ensure DLE/DLP tracking process linked with the DL cost % results, contribute to direct labor cost gap to budget analysis and reaction plan.

  •  MOD cost improvement:

o Support SW construction and adherence, development of OHP (primarily GL and Supervisor role and routines), as the main foundations to achieve high levels of operational performance.

o Support the implementation of FES improvement tools for production reliability, change over Standards (flexibility), reduction of Line stoppages , Line balancing, and overall MOD efficiency

o Ensure identification of MOD “Productivity Potential, validate and animate with all managers their own Productivity Action Plan to achieve DL cost target.

o Contribute to the lead time reduction though the implementation of continuous flow, layout optimization, pull-system and speed up flows by coaching and/or leading FES/Lean principles workshops.

 3. Animate the FES network within his plant as well as participate in the division network

- Liaise with Division FES Network to ensure knowledge of Group Standards and best practices.

- Deploy FES culture at all level of the organization: Managers, Support functions, Supervisors & GAP Leader

- Ensure consistency of actions in the plant between all stakeholders involved in FES (through meetings, trainings, projects, sharing best practices)

- Propose and promote best practices within the Division (FES Network)

- Participate in Division level workshops to test and/or improve new” lean concept” or advanced tools.

The ideal candidate will have/be:

Minimum education level: Bachelor degree in Business or Engineering


- Minimum 3 years of managerial experience (UAP / PC&L / Quality Manager…)

- Recommended 3 years of working experience within a production environment (e.g. Engineer, Supervisor, Manager level or equivalent)

- Recognized experience and ability to improve processes and KPI's within a plant using FES principles

- Previous plant launch experience and previous management experience is a plus


Skills and competencies:

- Network animation, coaching and influencing/persuasion skills

- Ability to train and coach within all levels of the plant

- Continuous improvement mind set

- Ability to master Change

- Understand basic P&L and operational Levers

- Fluent English language knowledge: written and spoken

- Problem Diagnosis and analytic skills to understand contexts and define/support the definition of action plans

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