Project Engineer (R&D Efficiency) - International Assignment, VIE - RES18236

Function: Engineering (R&D, Manuf. Eng.)
Localization: United States - Michigan - Auburn Hills
Contract type: VIE
Publication date: 11th June 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?


Our Faurecia Automotive Seating Business Group – R&D Division is looking for you as a Project Engineer R&D Efficiency m/f for our R&D Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States.

Your role and responsibilities?


Your main missions will be to

  • Lead all R&D Efficiency initiatives and projects for Faurecia Automotive Seating North America Organization (FAS NAO) with a proactive approach to meet all Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) and milestones.
  • Optimize and standardize current business processes in line with Faurecia Program Management Core System for all functions in the development cycle of a program with special focus on business process automation, technology integration (Artificial Intelligence AI, Virtual Reality VR, Augmented Reality AR, and Automation).
  • Work in a global team collaborating with various regions and universities/students to lead efficiency projects.
  • Gain knowledge on the Faurecia Program Management Core System and all the phases, deliverables and milestones for various functions in a typical development program
  • Understand all the business systems and tools used for various functions and prepare best practices
  • Organize/develop R&D efficiency project plans in order  to track important milestones and budget
  • Lead technology integration initiatives in business processes in collaboration with partnering Universities and students
  • Assist in ensuring timely completion of projects and realization of time/cost savings as per defined targets: focus areas - AI, VR, AR, Automation
  • Support efficiency projects for all program functions - Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing, Operations, PC&L, Sales, Marketing, Purchasing by collaborating with function champions and stakeholders in other régions
  • Assist in ensuring all cross-functional teams/function champions/global stakeholders understand their objectives and assignments
  • Ensure weekly/monthly reporting for all projects, prepare forecast and analyze trends to ensure that the projects meet/exceed targets


The mission will last 12 months.

Who are you?

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Business or Engineering Management/ Project Management

  • Well versed with state of the art Technology - AI/VR/AR/smart devices and trends in the tech world

  • Fluent in English

  • Prior project oriented experience preferred

  • Proficiency in office computer software programs, excel VBA, any other programing language

  • International mindset

  • Strong relationship skills (tenacity, tact and diplomacy)

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


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

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