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Operations Rotational Development Program

Date:  13-Jun-2021
Country/Region:  US
City:  Indianapolis
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  13353

Title: Operations Rotational Development Program

Reports To: Manager associated with Rotation, Executive Mentor is also provided to support Associate     


Location: Columbus, Indiana 



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 ready to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place for you!


We are looking for candidates who are committed to their long term development of a Operations career within Faurecia. The Operations Rotational Development Program (ODP) focuses on three functions; Production Supervision, Lean Manufacturing (Faurecia Excellence System), and Logistics/Material Management. The program’s content is built off of the academic knowledge received by the ODP Associate while completing their Master’s degree as well as the individual needs, capabilities and objectives of the Associate.


The program is designed to be a two  year commitment, consisting of (3) 8 month rotations within the same plant which will give you exposure to critical functions within Operations.  Upon completion of the program, the ODP Associate will take on a fast-paced and challenging role within Faurecia Operations.


As a participant in this program, you can expect to :

  • Develop your leadership and decision-making skills through various project assignments and daily tasks
  • Gain first hand exposure and real-world experience
  • Receive guidance from an experienced executive mentor in your core field
  • Build an extensive network within the organization
  • Attend training sessions and workshops
  • Obtain a full-time offer of employment at the completion of the program based on your performance
  • Receive competitive tutition assistance towards the completion of a Masters Degree


The main objectives of the three rotations for the ODP Associate are defined below.    


Rotation I –  Production Supervisor

Purpose of this rotation: Learn shop floor production and personnel management


  • Shadow experienced Production Supervisor to learn the role in operations
  • Learn all aspects of Supervisor responsbility (as outlined in Supervisor Development Guide)
  • Lead Quality, Cost & Delivery performance for designated group/area
  • Manage & develop personnel in assigned group/area
  • Ensure that working conditions are fully compliant with HSE standards of facility


Rotation II – Lean Manufacturing FES&P Specialist

Purpose of this rotation: Learn the Faurecia Lean Manufacturing principles (FES) and their practical application

  • Contribute to the building of the site and departmental improvement plan
  • Support the Management team in the application of FES methodologies and tools through their active participation on the shop floor thus providing training and coaching to Plant personnel
  • Ensure the correct daily usage of the FES standards
  • Liaise with Division Senior FES Specialists to gain knowledge of Group Standards and ensure best practices are developed
  • Support Plant FES&P Manager on day-to-day tasks


Rotation III – Material Planner or Master Scheduler

Purpose of this rotation: Learn material control aspects of Production Control & Logistics

  • Analyze, understand and anticipate the customer needs, ensuring that they are reflected in production activities
  • Analyze, understand and plan supplier requirements and ensure that they are reflected in planned orders
  • Manage alerts and follow up with the transportation and the delivery of parts, both inbound and outbound
  • Manage the pool and safety stocks levels
  • Check that the sequencer and procurements are consistent with the production plan



The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Industrial, Operations, Business or Supply Chain Management or other relevant degree field
  • Practical work experience in manufacturing through internships throughout academic career
  • Strong interest in automotive industry and manufacturing operations
  • Commitment to completing this 2-year program
  • Desire to pursue master’s degree (Tuition Assistance provided)


Key competencies to have and develop:

  • Learning on the fly
  • Dealing with ambiguity – capability to work in a matrix environment
  • Autonomy, reliability
  • Communication, to all levels of the organization
  • Priority Setting
  • Team Player
  • Analytical mindset, cross-cultural sensitivity and speaking another language (French, Spanish…) a plus



  • Relocation assistance
  • Sign-on bonus
  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
  • Tuition assistance




Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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