Program Controller - International Assignment, VIE - FIN15869

Function: Finance
Localization: Austria - Vorarlberg - Kennelbach
Contract type: VIE
Publication date: 11th February 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 Faurecia Interiors system - Faurecia Decoration Division is looking for a VIE Program Controller m/f for our D&E Center in Kennelbach, Austria.


Please note that applications submitted in French cannot be considered by our non-French speaking teams in our plants worldwide. Only applications submitted in English will be considered.


The Program Controller is responsible of financial aspects for one or several programs in the different phases (Acquisition, Development and Serial life). She/he ensures the data reliability in line with process and finance program golden rules, and the optimization of the programs' profitability and cash.

The main missions of the role are:

  • Ensure program controlling procedures and Golden Rules compliance
    • Ensure program controlling procedure mandatory implementation

    • Alert line manager & functional manager in case of discrepancies

    • Check Plant PMT (Plan à Moyen Terme (Mid Term Plan) /Budget P&L (Profit& loss)  alignment with Program Business Plan  P&L

    • Check ECR (Engendering Change Request) /ECO (Engineering Change Order) cost incorporation in product/upfront cost

    • Check Inflation (Labor, others…) hypothesis compliance vs PMT (Plan à Moyen Terme /Mid Term Plan)

  • Secure business plan and customer (offer RFQA (Request for Quotation Approval) _  IBP (Initial Business Plan
    • Secure Business Plan consistency with payment terms/amount for Tooling, D&D (Engineering Change Order), Piece price,
    • Secured accuracy in Volume, Hourly Rate, Mixes Productivities..
    • Secure LTA (Long-Term Agreement) hypothesis in supplier and customer contract
    • Secure Legal & Tax (VAT,…) if applicable conditions for tooling
  • Support, under program manager authority, as part of the Core team and key position in the team
  • Highlight Program Cash status and provide recommendation to the management
    • Monitor Program Cash Curve at any time & communicate it towards Core team
    • Propose action plan in order to achieve cash Target

    • Challenge Upfront level in terms of cost as well as payment method

  • Provide and secure R&D controlling inputs Forecast, and ensure that Actuals are in line with the Forecast.

  • Work closed with the costing Team to  secure business plan is update in time, up front and P&L (Profit&Loss)

  • Provide program financial communication towards core team, management and plants involved

  • Create the link between Plant and Program controlling to transfer gradually business plan cost datas source to plants

  • Perform the Audit in order to close the Program 

The length of the VIE is 24 months.                              

The V.I.E., an international young graduate program, enables young professionals who are less than 28 and European Union nationals to work for a French company in any country of the world. Becoming part of this program means going abroad to carry out a professional assignment for up to 24 months whilst benefiting from social care coverage and an interesting salary which depends on the host country. Business France, the French agency for international business development, is in charge of all the administrative procedures of your assignment. For further information, please visit the following link: and



The ideal candidate will have/be:


  • Educational background in Finance/ Accounting or Program Management
  • Ideally first experience in accounting/financial reporting
  • Strong teamwork sense/ Team player  and positive spirit
  • Strong communication skills and autonomy
  • English mandatory, German is a plus
  • Ability to work effectively in an international context and with multicultural teams
  • Strong IT system skills, ideally in SAP


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