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Continuous Improvement Manager

Date:  24-Jul-2022
Country/Region:  US
City:  Columbus
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  37204

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 a FES Manager for the Division

Our Clean Mobility Division is looking for a FES Manager for the Division to maximizing plant performance and profitability with accountability on direct labor by strict application of the FES operating principles within the RBU. The position will provide FES expertise and coaching (HSE, Quality, EE, PC&L and Production system) based on 11 lean manufacturing principles to contribute to achieve operational business targets. They will assist in holding plants accountable for the MOD cost budget construction & achievement, through efficient “MOD cost management” & “MOD cost improvement plan”. The FES&P Manager for the RBU will animate the FES network within the plants.


You’ll work on challenges that matter

This job will require you to

  • Provide FES expertise and coaching (HSE, Quality, EE, PC&L and Production system) based on 11 lean manufacturing principles to contribute to achieve operational business targets.
  • Help FES Managers lead construction and follow up of the FES deployment plan, to support the Plant Improvement Plan (PIP) execution
  • Ensure understanding at plant level of 23 FES KPIs and the link with P&L results to properly prioritize the FES plan
  • Provide, according to the needs, FES knowledge and skills to the RBU through training and coaching
  • Contribute to the application and /respect of FES Principles in Programs from design stage (lean process design, MIFD, validation of Equipment design, cardboard workshop activities, Standardized Work ,OHP, process layout, packaging, etc..)
  • Be an active change agent, by cultivating an FES mind-set / Lean Manufacturing Concept
  • Support plants to Ensure routing and coefficient data management methodology is correctly applied and respected, for direct standard and actual Labor cost accuracy
  • Support SW construction and adherence, development of OHP (primarily GL and Supervisor role and routines), as the main foundations to achieve high levels of operational performance
  • Support the implementation of  FES improvement tools for production reliability, change over Standards (flexibility), reduction of Line stoppages, line balancing, and overall MOD efficiency
  • Propose and promote best practices within the Division (FES Network)
  • Participate in Division level workshops to test and/or improve new” lean concept” or advanced tools


The ideal candidate

To succeed in this position, you will ideally have:


  • Minimum education level: Bachelor Degree in Business or Engineering
  • Minimum 3 years of FES or UAP managerial experience
  • Recommended 3 years of working experience within a production environment (e.g. Engineer, Supervisor, Manager level or equivalent)
  • Recognized experience and ability to improve processes and KPI's within a plant using FES principles
  • Previous plant launch experience and previous management experience is a plus
  • Network animation, coaching and influencing/persuasion skills
  • Ability to train and coach within all levels of the plant
  • Continuous improvement mind set
  • Ability to master change
  • Understand basic P&L and  operational levers
  • Fluent English language knowledge: written and spoken
  • Problem Diagnosis and analytic skills to understand contexts and define/support the definition of action plans
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Forvia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management.
  • Demonstrates leadership and commitment with respect to the Environmental Management System by taking accountability, communicating, and supporting the system


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.

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