Program Manager - PRO24783

Function: Program Management
Localization: United States - Indiana - Columbus
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 10th 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 Faurecia Clean Mobility division is looking for a Program Manager for its Technical Center in Columbus, IN.


The Program Manager manages a specific project within a program in development (According to Faurecia Group definition).


The Program Manager is responsible to achieve the project objectives (Time, cost, quality, performance) in conjunction with Customer satisfaction. He/She leads all aspects of the project, from award until 4-6 months post Start of Production.

The Program Manager should act as a role model in the organization by demonstrating Entrepreneurship, Autonomy and Accountability.



  • Develop strong relationships with the customer and manage the ongoing negotiations as the official Faurecia representative.

  • Functionally manage project team (Sales, Controlling, Purchasing, Quality, Product Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Operations).

  • Cascade project objectives to team members' individual objectives and assignments.

  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining project planning.

  • Ensure timeliness of task & deliverables completion.

  • Respect project budget & meet or exceed profitability targets.

  • Establish proper team work coordination (Project, plant, suppliers and customer).

  • Control project scope change (Time, cost, quality, performance).

  • Organize regular project meetings throughout visual charts, facts and data.

  • Conduct Risk/Opportunity analysis, mitigation and alert process.

  • Arbitrate any issues internally or externally within the project scope.

  • Set-up Production in accordance with Faurecia & customer requirements to prepare for a non-event Start of Production in the plant.

  • Apply the Faurecia Program Management System standards, tools and guidelines in a rigorous manner.

  • Report regularly on project progress status to the stakeholders.

  • Capture & share lessons learned.

  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management.

Position Specifications:


Knowledge / Skills:

  • Results oriented.

  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.

  • Conflict management skills: ability to prevent and solve conflicts.

  • Ability to work in a matrix organization.

  • Knowledge of Program standards, tools and methods.

  • Fluent in English and in the customer language.

  • Ability to establish, develop, lead and unite a team.

  • Strong financial knowledge (P&L, Cash flow).

  • Problem solving techniques approach.

  • Strategic and analytic capabilities.

  • Planning and organizational abilities.


Experience / Education:

  • Master’s degree, ideally in engineering.

  • Minimum 2-3 years of job experience (in an industrial environment and/or with product experience a plus).

  • Minimum 1 year of project experience

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