German Programs Director (m/f/d) - PRO24531

Function: Program Management
Localization: Germany - Bavaria - Neuburg
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 15th March 2019

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 Covers and Foam Solutions Division is looking for a German Programs Director (m/f/d) to be based in Neuburg an der Donau.


Job duties and responsibilities:
  • Ensure the Faurecia standardized Program Management System (PMS) is followed in each program
  • Lead program reviews at the Division lever, and contribute to preparing reviews carried out at the Business Group level
  • Manage and measure each program's performance and results: identify deficiencies, develop and implement action plans
  • Represent all Programs with customers, suppliers and Faurecia entities
  • Ensure the transfer of know-how between programs and other CBU or Divisions/regions of the Business Group
  • Actively support the evolution of the PMS, and guarantee its implementation throughout the perimeter
  • Provide operational support for Programs within the perimeter whenever necessary
  • Act as a coach for all Program Managers
  • Co-ordinate and ensure program related reporting to the Group and the Business Group
  • Ensure and plan Core Program team staffing after award with the functions responsible, appoint new Program Managers with HR organization
  • Manage the Program Managers within the division / Platform
  • Support program acquisition activities
  • Ensure that program experience is capitalized in knowledge management to improve future programs' performance and deploy the Lesson Learned
  • Anticipate risks and opportunities as well as ensure risk management and alert process


  • Master's degree in engineering or in business administration
  • Minimum 9 years of work experience with at least 6 years of successfully managing one or several programs
  • Experience in Team management in Matrix organization
  • Experience with customer organization
  • Experience in an industrial environment and/or product experience
  • Good knowledge of a Program Management System (i.e. standards, tools, methods, etc..)
  • Strong financial knowledge (including building and following a Business Plan)
  • Fluent English required
  • Ability to establish, develop, lead and coach a team
  • Ability to work in a matrix organization
  • Results orientation
  • Strong communication, negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Strategic, analytic and problem solving capabilities
  • Entrepreneurship mindset 

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