Production Manager - OPE16328

Function: Operations
Localization: United States - Indiana - FORT WAYNE
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 29th July 2019

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 Clean Mobility Division is looking for a Production Manager for its Tier 1 Production facility at Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The role of an Autonomous Production Unit (UAP) Manager is to manage the effective operation of the UAP Team, as well as HR issues for team members. The main mission of the role are to:
  • Follow production plans, as well as Group standard processes; assure feasibility of production plans.
  • Achieve financial targets: prepare and present the UAP budget; manage the actual production costs based on "ideal" costs; maintain product margin, and monitor serial productivity (labor level, material consumption, etc.).
  • Manage the UAP team: assure appropriate staffing, maintain working environment according to Group Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) standards , detect and advise training needs, share information (transparency), participate in career management initiatives, etc.
  • Serve as official plant representative to the customer: meet established customer specifications concerning cycle time, delivery, quality, quantity and costs; implement preventative and corrective measures in the production process to assure that customer demands are properly met; coordinate with client's quality team to meet all customer standards.
  • Implement action plans in order to improve functionality/productivity and to obtain program and Group objectives; make necessary corrective adjustments.
  • Participate in the creation of Production System Efficiency (PSE) projects.
  • Coordinate resource planning with Industrial Engineering department concerning stocks, equipment, staffing, activities, etc.
  • Maintain dashboard indicators/status reports to monitor lead time, supply-chain targets, HSE performance, etc.

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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