Program Manager (Asian Accounts) - PRO24719

Function: Program Management
Localization: United States - Michigan - Auburn Hills
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 11th September 2019
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Program Manager (Asian Accounts)

Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC, a Tier-1 supplier of automotive seating systems, seeks a Program Manager (Asian Accounts) in Auburn Hills, Michigan, for the development of automotive complete seat and seat component programs, from acquisition to serial manufacture. National and international travel to manufacturing plants and customer sites 35%. 2 positions available. Duties: plan and direct all program activities (including profit and loss, engineering development, procurement, industrialization, and launch management) in coordination with personnel from Purchasing, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, Finance, and Operations; liaise with internal and external program stakeholders; develop supplier, technology, process, and sales strategies through the evaluation of make/buy analyses, supplier technologies, supplier geographical location, and monozukuri cost proposals, to anticipate specific requirements for seating programs; initiate and plan production tooling, including setting targets for prototype and production tooling pricing and working with purchasing to ensure these targets are met; analyze product design for feasibility, cost, and strategic business planning; lead Technical Value Optimization workshops across all seating product lines for analysis, prioritization and implementation of cost reductions; identify and recommend product and process standardizations for comfort and trim seating components to improve profitability; negotiate pricing and terms and conditions (design, footprint, and process changes) with customer.
Minimum education and experience required: Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, or Business (or foreign equivalent degree) + 2 years’ experience in a program management or product management position with an automotive seating supplier or automotive OEM. Special experience required: Must have 2 years’ work experience in each of the following: evaluating industrialization of manufacturing plant processes for automotive seating components; developing a multi-stage program plan for Asian automotive seating programs; performing risk assessment evaluations for Asian automotive seating trim programs to implement quick decisions; formulating monozukuri business case analyses for automotive seating trim programs and implementing approved changes in plant setting; coordinating plant program launch manufacturing activities for comfort and trim automotive seating components; evaluating foam seating component product design and manufacturing processes that use sewing lines, cutting, and small component assemblies. Experience may be acquired concurrently. Resume to Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC, Attn: Anna Rossi, 2800 High Meadow Circle, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326, or apply online at www.faurecia.com (Job # PRO24719).


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