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Advanced Supplier Quality VIE

Date:  04-Dec-2022
Country/Region:  PT
Contract Type:  VIE
Requisition ID:  39477

New trends and expectations are reshaping the automotive industry. Inspired by the exciting new challenges associated with this revolution, Faurecia, a FORVIA Company, anticipates the future of mobility developing cutting-edge solutions for smart life on board and sustainable mobility. If you are willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be! 



  1. To be eligible for the VIE program, you must be European, aged between 18-28 old and graduated from a master/engineering degree 
  1. Your application must be submitted in English to be considered by our non-French speaking teams in our plants worldwide. 
  1. As part of your international development, you cannot perform a VIE in the country of your citizenship. 


The VIE Program of Faurecia is an international young graduate program, which enables young graduates native from the European Economic Area (EU + Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland) aged between 18 and 28 to work for one of our subsidiary around the world! 

Business France, the French agency for international business development, is in charge of all the administrative procedures of your assignment. For further information, please visit the following link: and 


We are looking for an Advanced Supplier Quality VIE who will provide support to the Seating Business Group (division Seat Structure Systems), and who will be based in Sao Joao da Madeira (Portugal)  


The mission will last 12 months [renewable 12 more months.] 

The Advanced Supplier Quality Engineer supports the program buyer by managing the supplier's performance (timing, quality, and delivery, service) for a program or programs with high complexity, meaning multiple Faurecia plant locations, various starts of production dates, and a full scope of new products. From program development phase to launch he/she ensures robust application of APQP process.

Criteria:  High Complexity Programs (# of parts, spend, geographic scope, etc) including but not limited to global programs where he/she is the global lead ASQ.


Here are the main responsibilities of this role :  


  • Deploys APQP related to development phase (or current production phase) of Bought out parts following Faurecia Purchasing requirements
  • Trains the suppliers and makes sure that the defined standards are properly applied and on time delivered (APQP elements).
  • Follows the APQP progress with the status report and make decisions in collaboration with the program team.
  • Gives recommendations on technical choices to ensure the product/process robustness during program development (for both suppliers and Faurecia plant)
  • Manages the process qualification at supplier (control plan and quality basics implementation, mass production trial & process Audit)
  • Pronounces PPAP status and Ensures to deliver validated PPAP prior Start of Production (SOP) after SQA assembly trial & appearance approvals.
  • Monitors PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) and S/R rate.
  • Secures all Key characteristics (Safety and Regulations) during Program phase.
  • Manages progress/convergence plan with low performance suppliers involved in program in collaboration with division SQD.




The ideal candidate will be/have: 

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering/Quality
  • Knowledge of Project Management methodology
  • Fluent English
  • Results oriented
  • Ability to work in a matrix organization


Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

So, are you coming on board for your new challenge?