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ODP Operational Development Program -Spring Hill

Date:  22-Feb-2021
Country/Region:  US
City:  Spring Hill
Contract Type: 
Requisition ID:  13800

Position Description|


Title: Operational Rotational Development Program

Reports To: Manager is Associated with Rotation, Executive Mentor is also provided to support Associate 



Faurecia North America is looking for an associate who is committed to their long term growth and development with Faurecia. The Operational Development Program (ODP) focuses on three functions; Production Supervision, Faurecia Excellence System (process and manufacturing standardization and efficiency), and Material Management. The program’s content is built off of the academic knowledge received by the ODP Associate while completing their Master’s degree as well as the individual needs, capabilities and objectives of the apprentice. The program is designed to be a three year commitment, consisting of (3) 9-12 month rotations that are cross functional. These rotation cycles and entry points are flexible to account for changes in staffing. Upon completion of the program, the ODP Associate will take on a demanding and challenging role in their core field.


As a part of this program,  you can expect to :

  • Develop your leadership and decision-making skills through various project assignments and daily tasks
  • Gain exposure and experience
  • Receive guidance from an experienced mentor in your core field
  • Build an extensive network within the organization
  • Attend training sessions and workshops
  • Obtain a full-time offer of employment at the completion of the program based on your performance
  • Receive competitive tutition assistance towards the completion of a Masters Degree


The main objectives of the three rotations for the ODP Associate are defined below.    


Rotation I – Associate Production Supervisor

Purpose of this rotation: Learn shop floor production and personnel management

  • Shadow experienced Production Supervisor to learn the role in operations
  • Minimum of 9 months operating in role of Production Supervisor for limited population
  • Learn all aspects of Supervisor responsbility (as outlined in Supervisor Development Guide)
  • Lead Quality, Cost & Delivery performance for designated group/area
  • Manage & develop personnel in assigned group/area
  • Ensure that working conditions are fully compliant with HSE standards of facility
  • Assist lead supervisor with any additional tasks as assigned


Rotation II – Associate FES&P Specialist

Purpose of this rotation: Learn the Faurecia lean manufacturing principles (FES) and their practical application

  • Contribute to the building of the site and departmental improvement plans.
  • Support the Management team in the application of FES methodologies and tools through their active participation on the shop floor thus providing training and coaching to Plant personnel.
  • Ensure the correct daily usage of the FES standards.
  • Liaise with Division Senior FES Specialists to gain knowledge of Group Standards and ensure best practices are developed.
  • Support Plant FES&P Manager on day-to-day tasks
  • Assist with any additional tasks as assigned



Rotation III – Associate Material Planner or Master Scheduler

Purpose of this rotation: Learn material control aspects of Production Control & Logistics

  • Analyze, understand and anticipate the customer needs, ensuring that they are reflected in production activities.
  • Analyze, understand and plan supplier requirements and ensure that they are reflected in planned orders.
  • Manage alerts and follow up with the transportation and the delivery of parts, both inbound and outbound.
  • Manage the pool and safety stocks levels.
  • Check that the sequencer and procurements are consistent with the production plan.
  • Assist with any additional tasks as assigned by the company.




The ideal candidate will have/be:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial, Operation or Supply Chain Management or other relevant degree field
  • Practical work experience in manufacturing through internships throughout academic career
  • Strong interest in automotive industry and manufacturing operations
  • Commitment to completing a 2-3-year program
  • Desire to pursue master’s degree




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