Program Manufacturing Leader (H/F)
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Plant Launch Team Leader




Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

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

Faurecia Interior Systems, NAO Division

is looking for a

Plant Launch Team Leader

for its

Manufacturing and JIT site


Fountain Inn, SC, USA


The PLTL is responsible for all the manufacturing aspects of the Program in his/her plant. His/her mission last from the program award (end phase 1) till SOP + 6 months The main missions of the role are to:

Team Management

  • Coordinate work package tasks and ensure their accomplishment
  • In agreement with the program manager, technical interface with the customer and the suppliers
  • According to the PMS define the plant launch team required resources (workload, competencies an d profiles) and coordinate its activities
  • Act as the interface between the Program Manufacturing Leader and the plant
Product interface (manufacturability)

  • Prototype:
  • Check know-how availability in plant according to requirements and
  • Analyze industrial and technical tasks during prototype build ( involving operators from production plant)
  • Implement all changes related to production system and/or related to the product (as of Engineering Change Management)
Production System Development

  • Study, develop in detail, validate, release and set-up the complete Production System of the program: in the plant: equipment and tool interfaces, layout, process flow charts, material and information flow diagram in accordance with the Group standards and program objectives.
  • Make or buy:
  • Prepare the “make” input of the MOB matrix for all remaining components (including subcontracting)
  • Evaluate at plant locations subcontracting possibilities
  • Ensure the achievement of Process, Equipment and Facility FMEA
  • Coordinate installation and launch of all production equipment and tooling
Production Launch

  • Manage the Production Part Approval Process (including Mass Production Trial and Extended Mass Production Trial)
  • Manage the production launch
  • Support the Production Ramp-up
Targets and Reporting

  • Achieve all manufacturing program objectives (Quality, Costs, Delivery, Performance) such as Process and Machine Capabilities, MPM, PPM and Scrap rate, CAPEX, Amortized costs,, Added value, Logistics costs, Gross Margin
  • Apply program management system and engineering change management and Faurecia tools and standards
  • Ensure that manufacturing milestones are passed successfully and on time
  • Report on a monthly base the progress of his activity (3PR level 2)
  • Report all manufacturing risks analysis and their associated action plans and opportunities
Coordinate the plant launch teams of the plants involved in the program and to coordinate activities and tasks fulfilment of the Program Manufacturing team


The ideal candidate will have/be:
Minimum bachelor's degree in Engineering; or, minimum 5 years previous experience as Manufacturing/Process/Program Engineer

Excellent analytical, problem solving, decision making and communication skills

Thorough knowledge of engineering techniques associated with project management

Must be capable of working with a wide variety of people from the shop floor to senior managers, vendors, suppliers and customers

Minimum of two (2) years of automotive experience

Practical knowledge of AQP functions, continuous improvement, and other analytical and action planning tools

Knowledgeable computer skills



Primary Location

United States-South Carolina

Job Type

Unlimited Term

Job Posting


Dec 12, 2012, 12:00:00 AM

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