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Senior Program Quality Leader

Date:  30-Aug-2021
Country/Region:  NL
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  18469



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.



Essential responsibilities and duties

The Senior Program Quality Leader is a member of the Program Core Team. He/she has overall responsibility for the achievement of quality deliverables until the start of production. The main missions of the Senior Program Quality Leader are as follows:

  • Coordinate the Program Quality function:
    • ensure capitalization of experience from previous programs
    • ensure that best practises are shared within the core program management team about Program Management System (PMS) deliverables, Engineering Change Requests (ECRs), product quality issues, lessons learned, shop-floor solutions, Bought Part issues with potential impacts on the customer, etc…
    • Arbitrate issues between global and local content about Design Validation Plan and specifications for Measurement devices
    • support Advanced Supplier Quality Function activities with the suppliers when there is a global quality issue affecting the customer
    • ensure the coordination/animation of local Program Quality Leaders (weekly review)
    • report program (or Product Line) quality status to the TCS/QUA Regioanl Manager
    • If required, substitute for a local Program Quality Leader (PQL) if mandatory deliverables in Region/Site are missing (i.e.Quality Target Study etc..)


  • Represents the Customer Voice within the company and ensure leadership when needed with the customer and internally with the others functions on quality matters.
  •  Focus on specific critical items managed by other Program Core Team functions in order to ensure a successful launch and customer satisfaction throughout all regions :
    • Design validation Plan : Analyse consistency, and possibility to use tests results from other regions
    • Failure Mode Analysis s and Control Plan: Ensure alignment and best practice sharing
    • Appearance Approval: Ensure that the very first customer approval  for appearance is available for the concerned sites
    • Perceived Quality : Coordinate understanding about internal quality issues and customer complaints
    • Convergence Plans : Support convergence planning and ensure overall coordination and follow up
    • Process Robustness: Ensure alignment about Key Control Characteristics, Poka Yoke, Standard Work, Process Capabilities.
    • Risk Assessment: Manage the risk assessment process with a focus on Poka Yoke, Final Inspection and Temporary Quality Wall
    • Global Alignment: Manage regular reviews with all local PQLs to ensure alignment and best practice sharing

Depending on the program’s complexity, ensure the PQL role for the lead region



The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Minimum education level: Master's degree in engineering (mechanics, plastic industry, etc.)
  • Language : English Fluent, German is a plus
    Experience :
  • Minimum 3 years of proven experience in the Automotive industry. (Minimum 2 different positions, such as Plant Quality Engineer, Process Engineer,…).
  • Minimum 2 years in Program Quality position with complex program (high product diversity, several R&D centres and Manufacturing sites)
    Skills and competencies
  • Practitioner about  Quality tools :Functional analysis, FMEA, Special Characteristics, reliability, problem solving, variability reduction, etc
  • Familiar with Customer Development Process
  • Good knowledge about Faurecia Excellence System and Quality System Efficiency, for internal candidates, would be appreciated.
  • Familiar with Program Management System.
  • Leadership and autonomy.
  • Team player with strong communication skills.
  • Management abilities in a matrix environnement.
  • International mind-set.

The Employee is aware and ensures the respect of the Internal Rules, Code of Ethics and Management Code applicable in the establishment to which she/he is assigned.


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Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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