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Program Manager

Date:  28-May-2021
Country/Region:  US
City:  AUBURN HILLS HQ R&D
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  18247

Overall responsibilities and duties:

 

The Program Manager is responsible for leading the program in all aspects, from program award (or "Request For Quotation Approval" [RFQA] in some cases) until 3 months after Start of Production. This role is the guarantor of customer satisfaction in conjunction with the achievement of program Quality, Cost and Delivery objectives, while ensuring profitability throughout the entire program lifecycle.

 

 

The main missions of the role are:

 

  • Develop strong relationships and manage the ongoing negotiations with the customer as the official Faurecia representative.
  • Support all engineering change management activities.
  • Responsible for all planning and executing of PMS activities.
  • Liaise with the Program Controller, define the Program investment scheme, and release investments in compliance with controlling procedures; take economical responsibility for all deviations from initial requirements.
  • Launch and monitor the Program, track progress by updating Business Plan, Program Dashboard and Budget Reports, and by leading reviews of program steps and results.
  • Conduct Risk/Opportunity analyses, and develop and implement appropriate action plans.
  • Arbitrate any conflicts with the customer on financial and/or technical issues.
  • Staff, manage and co-ordinate a cross-functional program team (Sales, Controlling, Purchasing, Quality, Production, Supply Chain, Product & Process engineering), and define team members' objectives and assignments.
  • Create a "Program Management culture" by ensuring processes defined in the Faurecia Program Management System (PMS) are applied at all steps, and by developing synergies between all actors involved in the program.
  • Organize communications throughout the program lifecycle.
  • Ensure smooth program transfer from Development Center to Production Plant.
  • Organize key program information to ensure Program continuity and to contribute to knowledge management

 

 

Qualifications:

 

Minimum education level:  Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or related field.

 

Experience:

 

  • Design & Development or Industrial Operations in an automotive sector  
  • Automotive seating preferred

 

Skills & Competencies:

 

  • Must be willing to travel within and outside the United States
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook ad Project)
  • Knowledge of Program Management system and tools preferred
  • Team oriented
  • Strong Time Management skills.
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management
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