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Program Development Leader (M/F)

Date:  13-Jan-2021
Country/Region:  FR
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  10549

Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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’re willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be.


The Acoustics & Soft Trim Division is delivering all the acoustics packages and aesthetic parts, in engine, cabin, and trunk compartments, and also for external areas of the car. Our Acoustics & Soft Trim division is looking for a Program Development Leader (M/F) for its R&D Center at Mouzon, France (08).


As a member of the Program Core Team, the PDL oversees the complete engineering of the product and process, in compliance with Quality, Cost, Timing, Performance and People objectives and within PMS requirements.


The main missions of the role are to:


His/her scope of responsibilities goes from concept design received from Concept Engineering to Start-Of-Production + 3/6 months (once quality standards have met customer specifications), from PMS phase 2 to phase 4 when in development is in phase 5 when he/she is in charge of serial life development

Build the internal engineering schedule to match with the customer master schedule and industrialization / purchasing constraints. All tasks are done with the appropriate tools and in compliance with the PMS work-packages, FES standards & 7-Quality-Basics, in support of functional milestone “time to pass” objective.

He/She capitalizes experience on the development through lessons learnt process


          Product definition

  • Lead product definition (completion of CAD) completed by Design Leader and development to ensure compliance to requirements (acceptance of customer product specification including geometry convergence
  • The PDL formally releases/approves internally the DATA-levels that are given to the customer
  • Make the functional analysis when required, develop the DFMEA and complete the action plan, support the PFMEA, and define the key characteristics. 
  • Establish and manage the bill of materials within Faurecia PDM. 
  • Enter all technical issues into a “single list of issues”
  • Manage engineering change through ECM process
  • Lead the action plan to solve all technical issues (including perceived quality problems)
  • Implement Faurecia standards and guidelines and manage potential conflicts with customer’s standards with GTS (internal deviation approval).
  • Manage BOP definition release
  • Support risk management through robust design : with compliance to product/process design standards (per KM plan),managing cross-functional reviews  (PPDR)


            Process definition:

  • Ensure the feasibility of the process customers in line with best practises and GTS standards & guidelines, including ergonomics standards.
  • Check process feasibility for BOP (validate feasibility studies of subsuppliers)
  • Define tool specifications with the support of PTE and approve tool design release through the tool launch process, involving PML and GTS
  • Define and receives approval from PML for  the process flow chart and ensure that product will comply with the process flow chart
  • Develop & deliver robust tools to operations with optimised cycle time at expected quality level (capability), in line with targeted PPM and scrap level
  • Release documentation for the plant (instruction sheet, process data sheet, rework-/mockup- instructions....) with support of the Pilot Plant.



  • Responsible for the full validation of the product and process, to reach Production Part and Process Approval (PPAP) on time and in compliance with OEM and legal requirements (S/R, Environment…)
  • Define the Design Validation Plan (DVP)
  • Guarantee successful  DVP : virtual validation (CAE) or prototype approved
  • Complete successful PV test
  • Support development of process capability (CPK)


            Cost Control

  • Work in compliance with D&D budget and negotiate internal ECR with the Program Manager
  • Make sure that product target costs meet the program requirements
  • Identify all product changes with cost impact to reach “design to cost” and VAVE objectives
  • Control tool tuning costs to stay within budget / under target


Qualifications needed.

  • Engineering degree
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in the automotive area
  • Good knowledge and experiment in project management
  • Ability to work in a matrixed organization
  • International mind set, overseas experience a plus
  • Minimum bi-lingual (English required). French is a plus.
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