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Industrial Strategy Engineer

Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  2156

Essential responsibilities and duties

The Industrial Strategy Leader (IPL) is responsible to ensure the plant is prepared to execute a successful launch  in Cost, Quality and Delivery aspects. He/she is involved from the program Acquisition period until 6 months after SOP and represents the Plant Manager in all the aspects of the Program Launch activity.

A strong functional leadership is expected for this position to engage and motivate the plant team members in a positive exchange with the program core team.

The key activities of the role are:

  • Lead/manage the plant involvement during product, tooling and equipment design reviews, making sure milestones are completed on time, specific customer requirement and lessons learned  from current/previous programs are applied.
  • Ensure with the Program Core Team that equipment and process meet all Safety and Lean Manufacturing Faurecia standards.
  • Represent the Plant for Tooling & Equipment Definition & Sourcing from supplier kick off until final acceptance.
  • Consolidate Lessons learned about Tooling & Equipment collected during launch period..
  • Ensure Process FMEA actions are implemented.
  • Manage all equipment and process trials (Run at Rate) including: Scheduling, Execution, Assessment and Reporting according to Faurecia standards.
  • Ensure PPAP parts production and their submission to the customer.
  • Functionally Manage the plant launch team (PC&L, Engineering Change Coordinator (ECC), Production, Manufacturing Eng., Maintenance, Purchasing, Controlling, Quality/HSE, IT, HR) through leading periodical meetings with them and Program team members to identify issues, assign tasks and ensure their execution.
  • Liaise with Customers and Suppliers as one of the technical interfaces of the program.
  • Lead manufacturing program objectives in the plant: 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 and provide feedback to program team
  • Consolidate/Validate the quality of deliverables identified in the Program Management System and upload the evidence in Faurecia Database (Complete Helios Work Packages under his/her responsibility).
  • Ensure the plant receives all necessary internal or external support needed to launch the product successfully and escalate to his/her management.
  • Hand over Program to Production

Support serial life and Engineering Change Management as necessary.




The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Minimum education level:  Bachelor degree in Engineering.
  • Minimum 3 years of automotive experience in Product/Process Engineering, Manufacturing, tooling design.
  • Experience in managing and/or leading multifunctional teams.


Skills and competencies

Technical skills:

  • Competent to work with the following document / process:

Equipment/tooling specifications, setup and tuning

P-FMEA and Control Plan, Process Capability

Lean manufacturing (One piece flow, SMED, KANBAN, HOSHIN workshop, etc.)

  • Good understanding of Health and Safety requirements, risk assessment and ergonomics
  • Training in Project management.
  • Proficient in MicroSoft Office
  • English fluent. Required
  • Understand Finance basics (Costing, Investments, launch costs, plant P&L)

Leadership skills:

  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management.
  • Can effectively cope with change and comfortable handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Good conflict Management skills
  • Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully and pushes himself and other for results.
  • Act with transparency at all time.
  • Create strong moral and spirit  in which people want to do their best.
  • Customer focused. Establish and Maintain good relation with them and gain their trust and respect.

Nice to have:

  • International experience
  • Fluency in the language where the plant is located

Knowledgeable in  ERP systems (SAP)

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