Program & R&D Controller - International Assignment, VIE - FIN16035

Function: Finance
Localization: South Africa - Western Cape - Cape Town
Contract type: VIE
Publication date: 15th 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 are willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be!




Faurecia’s VIE Program?




The VIE Program of Faurecia is an international young graduate program, which enables young graduates native from the European Economic Area (EU + Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland) aged between 18 and 28 to work for one of our subsidiary around the world!




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




PLEASE NOTE: your application must be submitted in English to be considered by our non-French speaking teams in our plants worldwide.


PLEASE NOTE: as part of your international development, you cannot perform a VIE in the country of your citizenship.




Your position and environment?




Faurecia Group is looking for a Program & R&D Controller to join the Country Finance team located in Cape Town, South Africa.




The Program & R&D Controller is in charge of financial aspects for several programs. He/She ensures the data reliability in line with process and finance program rules, and the optimization of the programs' profitability and cash.




Your role and responsibilities?




Your main missions will be to:


  • Ensure program controlling tasks in compliance with R&D and Programs procedures

  • Secure business plan and customer (offer & letter of intent)/supplier contractual offer consistency

  • Support, under program manager authority, selected profitability improvement actions

  • Highlight Program Cash status and provide recommendation to the management

  • Provide and secure R&D controlling inputs for closing purposes

  • Lead costing team activities and secure business plan update processes in time

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

  • Transfer gradually business plan cost data source to plants from Gate 2




The mission will last 24 months.



Who are you?

  • Business School or Engineering background with a Finance degree or Master’s Degree in Finance

  • Fluent in English

  • First experience in an industrial environment including a first controlling experience at plant level

  • Ability to provide qualitative and reliable information, and to work on a project management basis

  • Ability to manage uncertainty

  • Demonstrated good communication skills and autonomy


Ready to take on a new challenge? Apply and join us!

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