Program Quality Leader - QUA19040

Function: Quality / Health, Safety & Environment
Localization: United States - Indiana - Columbus
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 31st July 2019


Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer
"Technical Perfection and automotive passion" is what defines Faurecia. We design, engineer and provide the best in technology, systems and services for automobile makers in every major market on all five continents. If you share our ambition for technical perfection and our passion for all things automotive, Faurecia has a career for you. "Faurecia, a driving force…for your professional growth." 

Our North American Faurecia Clean Mobility Division is looking for a Program Quality Leader (PQL) to be based at its Clean Mobility Crossroads in Columbus, IN.
As a member of the Program Core Team, the PQL represents the customer voice within the company and ensures the interface with the customer and internally with the other functions on quality matter. The main missions of the role are to:
  • Identify the initial Program Quality objectives, built-up the quality management plan, and ensure a regular follow-up.
  • Achieve the Quality objectives - including Safety & Regulation, Environmental - such as the PPM, Scrap, including perceived quality and cascade them to the internal and external suppliers.
  • Monitor the objectives achievement through a risk assessment follow up based on FMEA (Failure mode and Effects Analysis), special characteristics, capabilities, Tolerance stacks, PPM, etc.
  • Have the authority to stop any process or product delivery in case of serious nonconformance
  • Approve the "Design Validation Plan" and "Production Validation Test" established by Engineering and ensure its completion according to the program milestones
  • Lead the development and production process for measurement, checking and testing fixtures and gauges
  • Define the control plans
  • Be responsible for conformity, perceived quality and traceability of any parts delivered to the customer all along the development phases
  • Prepare and compile the PPA (Production Part Approval) files, and supports the Plant Quality Engineer for the submission of the initial samples, including process validation audit
  • Report on a monthly basis the process of activity (3PR Level 2)
  • Lead the relation with Customer Program Quality
  • Apply Program Management System and Engineering Change Management and Faurecia tools and standards
  • Ensure the use of the appropriate methods and quality standards (PMS, specific customer program development system, international regulations, etc.)

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Master's degree in engineering
  • 3-5 years of proven experience in the Automotive industry (minimum of 2 different positions)
  • In-depth knowledge of quality engineering techniques
  • Trained in Program Management System
  • Customer relationship skills
  • Above average communication skills, leadership skills and interpersonal skills
  • International mindset
  • Minimum bi-lingual (English required)


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