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Program Manager

Date:  17-Jan-2022
Country/Region:  US
City:  AUBURN HILLS HQ R&D
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  25739

 

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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.

 

 

Position Summary:

The program manager has the overall responsibility of the program in all aspects:

Lead program team as functional manager, with an entrepreneurial mindset, meet financial targets (Operating Income, cash, Internal Rate of Return, Upfronts…) Ensure customer satisfaction (timing, quality, costs, product performance…) Plan and execute all activities which contribute to program success. Ensure compliance code of ethics and code of management and escalate non-compliance items according to guidelines. Protect Faurecia interests and image.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Secure staffing of the whole Core Team from the functions, in due time
  • Build and monitor Master Schedule
  • Achieve program targets through development & deployment of program roadmaps and cascade program objectives and assignments to team members
  • Use Business Plan to monitor permanently convergence to financial expectations
  • Manage the core team and ensure cooperation with the functions and the plant(s)
  • Apply Program Management System (with successful and on time achievement of work packages, mandatory deliverables and key program milestones)
  • Identify risks and opportunities. Ensure risk management and alert process
  • Arbitrate top issues internally or externally within the program
  • Act as official Faurecia Program representative towards the customer to support its expectations while preserving company from risk exposure (like Engineering Change, planning…)
  • Support or take the lead of commercial negotiations for contract evolutions
  • Communicate and report relevant program status to secure proper management support on program issues
  • Ensure that program experience is capitalized in knowledge management to improve future programs’ performance
  • Propose continuous improvement ideas in business efficiency and cost reduction
  • Capitalizes on knowledge and shares best practices / lessons learned across organization and within the site
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and adherence to:
    • Faurecia Group Code of Ethics
    • Faurecia Group Code of Management
    • Faurecia Group Environmental Policy
    • Faurecia Group Quality Policy
  • All other duties as assigned by the company

 

Position Specifications

Authorities:

  • Approval of the Purchase Order Requests (POR) created by the development team
  • Approval of the Functional Milestones in the Program Management System for Engineering (EFM), Purchasing (PFM) and Manufacturing (MFM)

 

Knowledge / Skills:

  • Knowledge of quality tools (FMEA, design of experiment, “QRCI”/problem solving skills)
  • Finance skills (master business plan calculation)
  • Master Faurecia Program Management System (internal)
  • Program management knowledge in particularly in matrix organization (external)
  • Ability to develop strong customer relationships at senior level
  • English fluent
  • Negotiation skills & customer orientation
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to coach, support and challenge his/her team
  • Ability to manage a team in a matrix organization using management by objectives
  • Network animation and influencing skills
  • Ability to anticipate risks
  • Accountability and transparency
  • Ability to make quick and tough decision
  • International mind set
  • Entrepreneurship mindset

 

Education / Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering or Business

 

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Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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