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Quality Improvement Black Belt

Date:  30-Aug-2021
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  13960


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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 Quality Improvement Coordinator will manage Six Sigma projects to reduce variation of product quality and processes in development or production phase.  He/She will support any continuous improvement activities leading to customer satisfaction.



  • All Six Sigma projects shall be developed, documented, and implemented according to IATF 16949 and customer specific requirements
  • If requested, present Six Sigma project to customer or auditors (IATF, FES, S&R,) to demonstrate product/process conformance or continuous improvement activities
  • Develop and lead projects in plants with clear objectives to reduce process variation, scrap, and improve product quality:
    • Lead cross-functional teams in project execution and ensure project scope and objectives are clearly defined
    • Prepare detailed project assessment, and manage project risk taking as a basis their economical and customer impact preferably
    • Maintain dashboard summary of projects and report progress regularly to appropriate leadership levels
    • Solicit help from the champion, experts and management when needed
    • Ensure that corrective actions and improvement results are validated and sustained using PDCA approach
  • Systematically deploy DMAIC methodology:
    • Determine and apply the most effective tools for each case
    • Act as an expert and provide formal training of local employees in methods and tools (example: Green belt training)
    • Be method and tools enthusiast and act as a coach by providing one-to-one support to regional plant quality teams
  • Lead management reviews for the identification and implementation of projects:
    • Identify top issues and opportunities for improvement, and prioritize key projects
    • Quantify project deliverables, timing objectives and key success factors 
    • Find transversalisation opportunities, internally in other lines or plants and externally in suppliers
    • Identify barriers and required actions to remove
  • 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


  • Request to correct a process in case a quality requirement is not met (ISO-9001, IATF-16949, customer requirements, S&R, QSE, etc.). Correction must be requested immediately to GAP Leader / Supervisor upon observance of S&R non-compliance
  • Decide on test or measurement conformance based on pre-defined test methods and specification requirements
  • Decide on appropriate data analysis and variation reduction method according to the situation at hand
  • Has the authorization to approve purchases with corporate credit card


Knowledge / Skills:

  • Knowledge of automotive quality standards and methods (ISO-9001, IATF-16949, VDA 6.3, APQP, PPAP, FMEA, MSA, SPC, etc.)
  • Knowledge of:
    • OEM specific quality requirements
    • Company’s products and technologies
    • Faurecia Management System and Quality Basics
  • Skilled in Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Proficient in Lean Manufacturing, 5S, Kaizen, scrap and waste identification and reduction, standardized work and ergonomic requirements
  • Autonomy and Leadership mindset
  • Capability to build and manage network
  • Best practice sharing and improvement mindset
  • Results oriented with strong written and oral communications skills
  • Understand the group functional organization
  • Proficient level of English


Education / Experience:

  • Minimum education level: Bachelor's degree in Engineering is desired. If the candidate has less than a Bachelor’s degree, the minimum proven experience in the Automotive industry should be 7-10 years
  • 3 years of proven Quality function experience in the Automotive industry

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Master Black Belt level preferred


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Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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