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Industrial Program Leader

Date:  04-Dec-2022
Country/Region:  US
City:  Columbus
Contract Type: 
Requisition ID:  43270

About Faurecia

Faurecia products and systems are in one out of three vehicles on the road today, including vehicles manufactured by the biggest and most well-known automotive brands in every region of the world.

Our comprehensive offer for SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY includes zero-emission hydrogen solutions, ultra-low emissions solutions, systems for advanced driver assistance and products made with a range of optimized and sustainable materials.

With our COCKPIT OF THE FUTURE, we create value for brands and connected experiences for consumers with our expertise in seating, interiors, lighting, body electronics, sensors, actuators and other display technologies and cockpit electronics.

But Faurecia is also so much more than a top-7 global automotive and technology leader. We inspire safer, more comfortable, more personalized and more sustainable mobility. We create advanced solutions to accelerate the transition towards CO2 neutrality.

We believe people matter. We work on challenges that matter. If you join us, you’ll take a journey that matters.

We’re hiring an Industrial Program Leader

Our Clean Mobility Division is looking for an Industrial Program Leader for its manufacturing facility in Columbus, IN to act as a Program Core Team member, act as the interface between the Program and the Plant, representing the Plant by participating to core team meetings and Program Reviews. Coordinate industrial work packages and ensuring their accomplishment through a strong functional leadership of an extended team (Capacity planner, industrial footprint analysis, Capex, and plant main functions: PC&L, Engineering Change Coordinator (ECC), Production, Process specialists, Maintenance, Purchasing, Controlling, Quality/HSE, IT, HR).


You’ll work on challenges that matter.

This job will require you to:


  • Full ownership of all Industrial Development activities of the Program:

    • Responsible for the work packages execution for the Industrial Development of the Program at the Plant: industrial footprint, CAPEX definition, Plant equipment selection (new / reuse / share), Plant layout, internal flows, industrial trials …
    • Responsible for the launch planning and budget from definition till execution 
    • Participate in the development of Make or Buy strategy in accordance with Purchasing, Program and Plant(s)
    • Be responsible for HSE and ergonomic convergence in the Plant
    • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management.
      • On behalf of the plant, approval of all upstream Process Development activities (M-BOM, Production Line Definition, Equipment List, Tooling & Equipment Definition & Sourcing from supplier kick off until final acceptance, HSE & Ergonomics)
      • Management of launch activities (Run at Rate) at the Plant and staffing of the extended support team until the full validation.
      • Support the production during the ramp-up after the handover to the Plant
      • Support Engineering Change Management as necessary
    • Leadership for all Industrial Development objectives for his/her program(s) at the plant

      • Launch status, Launch Cost, respect of CAPEX
      • Launch Cost performance, Program Launch Report (PLR), Process and Machine Capabilities, line capacity, Direct Labor, PPM, Scrap-rework rate, change over time and on-time delivery
      • Optimize the CAPEX through the footprint, capacity analysis and the equipment selection
      • Ensure the Industrial Development milestones are passed successfully and on time
      • Report all Industrial Development risk analyses and associated action plans
      • Report on Plant launch activities to the Plant


The ideal candidate.

To succeed in this position, you will ideally have:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
    • 3 to 5 years of professional experience in Product/Process Engineering, Manufacturing, tooling design preferably in the automotive industry
    • Project Management, Problem solving & Conflict Management skills, Customer focus
    • Mastering Equipment/Tooling specifications, GD&T, P-FMEA and Control Plan
    • Lean Manufacturing (One piece flow, SMED, KANBAN, HOSHIN workshop, etc.)
    • Understanding Finance Basics (Costing, Investments, plant P&L)
    • Preferred bi-lingual (English required)

We believe people matter.

Faurecia is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


Join us and take a journey that matters.