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Senior (Advanced) Program Manager

Date:  17-Jan-2022
Country/Region:  MX
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  23763


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Las nuevas tendencias y expectativas están cambiando la industria del automóvil. Inspirada por nuevos y emocionantes desafíos asociados con esta revolución, Faurecia anticipa el futuro de la movilidad desarrollando soluciones de vanguardia para la vida inteligente a bordo y la movilidad sostenible. Si buscas contribuir y crear valor para la movilidad más limpia e inteligente del mañana, Faurecia es el lugar donde debes estar.


Position Description

Title: Senior (Advanced) Program Manager


  • Advanced Program Managers: manage medium complexity program




Purpose of the job :

From program award until handover to production site, the program manager has the overall responsibility of the program in all aspects:

  • Lead program team as functional manager, with an entrepreneurial mindset,
  • Meet financial targets (Operating Income, cash, Internal Rate of Return, Upfronts…)
  • Ensure customer satisfaction (timing, quality, costs, product performance…)
  • Plan and execute all activities which contribute to program success
  • Ensure compliance code of ethics and code of management and escalate non-compliance items according to guidelines
  • Protect Faurecia interests and image



(S)he has to:

  • Secure staffing of  the whole Core Team from the functions, in due time
  • Build and monitor Master Schedule
  • Achieve program targets through development & deployment of program  roadmaps and cascade program objectives and assignments to team members
  • Use Business Plan to monitor permanently convergence to financial expectations
  • Manage the core team and ensure cooperation with the functions and the plant(s),
  • Apply Program Management System (with successful and on time achievement of work packages, mandatory deliverables and key program milestones)
  • Identify risks and opportunities. Ensure risk management and alert process.
  • Arbitrate top issues internally or externally within the program,
  • Act as official Faurecia Program representative towards the customer to support its expectations while preserving company from risk exposure (like Engineering Change, planning…)
  • Support or take the lead of commercial negotiations for contract evolutions
  • Communicate and report relevant program status to secure proper management support on program issues
  • Ensure that program experience is capitalized in knowledge management to improve future programs’ performance



The ideal candidate will have/be:



  • Master's degree in engineering or in business administration


Experience :

  • Experience in Engineering or Quality or Purchasing or Manufacturing in Automotive sector (car manufacturer/Tier)
  • Demonstrate product and process engineer experience
  • Team management experience
  • Experience in budget control and profit enhancement
  • Seniority (inside or outside Faurecia)

Advanced program manager: 3 years-experience as a program manager


Nice to have:

  • International experience


 Technical skills:

  • Knowledge of quality tools (FMEA, design of experiment, “QRCI”/problem solving skills)
  • Finance skills (master business plan calculation)
  • Master Faurecia Program Management System (internal)
  • Program management knowledge in particularly in matrix organization (external)
  • Ability to develop strong customer relationships at senior level
  • English fluent


Behavioural skills:

  • Negotiation skills & customer orientation
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to coach, support and challenge his/her team
  • Ability to manage a team in a matrix organization using management by objectives
  • Network animation and influencing skills
  • Ability to anticipate risks
  • Accountability and transparency
  • Ability to make quick and tough decision
  • International mind set
  • Entrepreneurship mindset


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