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Program Manager

Date:  17-Jan-2022
Country/Region:  FR
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  16979

Who are we?

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.


Do you want to be a part of the transformation to create a cleaner world for tomorrow?

Faurecia Clean Mobility develops and produces solutions to drive Mobility and Industry towards zero emission. Our solutions for air quality, energy efficiency, acoustic performance and powertrain electrification address the needs of passenger cars and commercial vehicles manufacturers, industrial and high horsepower applications.

We need strong expertise and key competencies also displaying high energy and agility, so we are looking for a Program Manager (M/W) in our R&D center based in Bavans, France.


Main responsibilities:


From program award until handover to production site, 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


In this role, you will:


  • 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



The ideal candidate will have/be:


  • Master's degree in engineering or in business administration

Experience :

  • Experience in Engineering or Quality or Purchasing or Manufacturing in Automotive sector (car manufacturer/Tier)
  • Demonstrate product and process engineer experience
  • Team management experience
  • Experience in budget control and profit enhancement
  • Seniority (inside or outside Faurecia)

Program manager: 5 years’ experience in the functions above.

Nice to have:

  • International experience

 Technical 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


Behavioral skills:

  • 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


What is it like to work with us?

  • International working network of more than 100,000 employees globally
  • Respect, entrepreneurship, exemplarity, autonomy, accountability, and energy are our values
  • We build a dynamic career path with you
  • We can also offer some advantages like relocation package, home office…
  • We promote diversity of gender, nationality and differently abled

Come and join us !

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