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R&D Trainee/Intern

Date:  29-Dec-2021
Country/Region:  FR
Contract Type:  Trainee
Requisition ID:  26625


Founded in 1997, Faurecia has grown to become a major player in the global automotive industry. With 266 industrial sites, 39 R&D centers and 114,500 employees in 37 countries, Faurecia is a global leader in its four areas of business: Seating, Interiors, Clarion Electronics and Clean Mobility. Faurecia has focused its technology strategy on providing solutions for the “Cockpit of the Future” and “Sustainable Mobility”. With €15,5 billion of sales, Faurecia is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange. For more information,

please visit www.faurecia.com.


“Technical Perfection and automotive passion" is what defines Faurecia. We design and provide the best in technology, systems and services for automotive makers in every major market on all five continents. If you share our ambition for technical perfection and our passion for all things related to automotive, Faurecia has a career for you.

"Faurecia, a driving force for your professional growth."



Faurecia has engaged a major breakthrough to improve its competitiveness in a world with an increasing complexity of Technologies and Operations.

In that context, Group R&D function has been created to foster cross-fertilization of existing initiatives and identifies new levers to reach the next level of efficiency. Group R&D works in close collaboration with Group CTO organization which focuses on the technologies of the future.

Group R&D’s actions are divided into 3 workstreams:

  • Lean Organization: Increase cooperation and optimize hourly rate & structure costs.
  • Lean Design: Share best practices and lower the efforts needed to develop our products.
  • Engaged Talents: Support and develop the R&D community to prepare Faurecia’s R&D organization for the future






In the framework of Group R&D Function, Faurecia is revisiting its R&D processes, based on appropriate performance KPIs, with a view to further improve its competitiveness.

Objective of the internship will be to understand and review the merit of engineering digital tools & processes, compare them between business groups and with off-shelf systems.




Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Support dashboard consistency and convergence between business groups on process progress KPIs.
  • Participate to R&D IT massification. Review digital toolbox and processes with business groups. compare and benchmark. Together with BG engineering and GIS (Group Information System), help defining Digital engineering roadmap to ensure tool convergence and foster efficiency
  • Monitor progress of the deployment of R&D IT initiatives
  • Participate in R&D network animation: Support preparation of R&D events


Organization & Reporting


Place of work:

The job will be located at Faurecia Headquarters in Nanterre (rue des Champs Pierreux).



The intern will report to the Group R&D Director


The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Student in Engineering school
  • Fluent in English: Working language will be English
  • R&D processes, digital transformation interest
  • Good team-worker
  • International mindset
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, (network animation)
  • Good analytical and synthesis skills
  • Good level with Microsoft Excel, programming knowledge (Microsoft Office suite, Pithon, HTML…)
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