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Serial Life Program Manager

Date:  23-Jun-2022
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  38529


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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: As manager of the Program in serial life, he/she is responsible for the achievement of the Program improvement actions in terms of Quality and Profitability from handover to production site to end of life.


Therefore he/she needs to get an overview of the program Quality and Profitability results.

Program Manager in Serial Life can manage several programs.



  • Ensure the necessary resources are provided in due time from the different functions (Sales, Controlling, Costing, Plant Purchasing, Quality, Product & Process Engineering…)
  • Manage serial life program performance through indicators (Customer PPM, Scrap, Operating Margin…)
  • Initiate in strong relationship with the Operations and Manage convergence plan to achieve the targets
  • Cascade Program objectives on to the functions
  • Act as official Faurecia Program representative towards the customer
  • Apply Engineering Change Management process,
  • Ensure a permanent reservoir of productivity ideas,
  • Ensure program documentation organization for data continuity between customers, suppliers, R&D centers and Plants,
  • Organize communication throughout the program life including confidentiality management,
  • Ensure that the functions use the Faurecia standard tools
  • Ensure the compliance of Programs with Customer Quality systems, HSE, Safety and Regulation standards
  • 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

Knowledge / Skills:

  • Knowledge of quality tools (FMEA, design of experiment, functional analysis)
  • Master Faurecia Program Management System (internal) or
  • Program management knowledge in particularly in matrix organization (external)
  • English fluent
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Network animation and influencing skills
  • Planning and organizing skills
  • Ability to work in a matrix organization in a cooperative and positive way
  • International mindset


Education / Experience:

  • Master's degree in engineering or in business administration
  • Experience in Design & Development or in Industrial Operations in Automotive sector
  • Seniority: 6 experience years minimum


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Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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