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Program Manufacturing Engineer




Nanjing, China





Forvia is a top ten global automotive supplier and inspires mobility through its four Business Groups: Seating, Interiors, Clean Mobility, and Electronics. 1 in 2 vehicles in worldwide is equipped with FORVIA products. Faurecia's mission is to develop technologies for safe, sustainable, advanced, and customized mobility.

Faurecia Interiors System(FIS) provides premium quality integration interiors’ system for vehicles, including Instrument Panel, Door Panel, Center Consoles, Sustainable materials and Interior modules. There are 4500 employees, 5 R&D centers, 15 factories covering 15 cities in China.

The PM Engineer is a Program Core Team Member, in charge of the complete industrialization of the new production lines in all involved plants for a given program, achieving targets in terms of Timing, Capacity and Production Costs in line with PMS requirements. His role is to follow and implement the best Production System Concept making sure Group standards are applied, in coherency with the Faurecia Excellence System (FES) and FIS industrial strategy.

The Timeframe of his activity starts at Program Award until SOP + 3 months approximately.

The PME reports directly to PML Manager and functionally to Program Manager.

Main responsibilities are:

1.        Footprint and Make or Buy Studies

With the support of his management and giver the program context, PML conducts the appropriate footprint studies and required Make or Buy comparative Studies. PML submits it to the Industrial Strategy for final decision.

2.        Production System Definition

In the early phase of program, PME organizes, leads and follow-up the FES Industrial Design Worshop during Development Phase (EDW) involving full Program and Plant team, under the coordination of his PME manager. Based on a first preliminary theoritical production layout delivered by the plant, he build the preliminary program theoritical plant internal MIFD.

Before Program CAR Committee Meeting, leads the FES Tool and machine Design Workshop (Cardboard), out of wich plant delivers the detailed Production Line layout and internal MIFD. Confirm the proposed Production System including traceability and conformity.

Contributes and validates the MIFD, final layout.

PME identifies and follow-up Industrial risks and define the back-up plan for critical processes.

Check, share and take advantage of any relevant Lesson Learnt from similar process.

Provide Industrial Impact on any Engineering Change Request

PMe leads the assessment of the refurbishment needs for the program relying on the appropriate internal or external experts and validate the effective equipment refurbishment

3.        Process FMEA

PML participates in the definition of Key Product Characterictics (KPC) and Key Control Characteristics (KCC)

He coordinates and leads the PFMEA methodology during program phase with active participation of PTEs, Process Experts (GTS), Plant.

Once PFMA completed, ensure action implementation and PFMEA update according advancement and then transfer PFMEA to plant at MPT when all required action implemented. 

4.        CAR Committee

PME prepares and leads the Program CAR Presentation with Program and Plant Support and Validation.

He ensures Macload update with additional equipment brought by program

Once CAR presented, he ensures CAR submission and follow-up according targeted industrial timing.

5.        Industrial Timing

PMe builds, updates & monitors the complete Program Industrial timing plan for tools, equipment, Packaging, Traceability and associated processes to reach MPT and SOP on time and right first time from specification to final acceptance.

He coordinates Program PTE and Supply Chain Engineers within Program Team and track Plants readiness level though IPMs

The PME is in charge of coordinating Traceability Implementation, Machines and tool Acceptance, making sure complete and robust PDCA is implemented and tracked.

Responsible to organize T&E progress status reviews involving the plant

6.        Industrial Performance

PME defines and tracks main Industrial Performance indicators:

·         MOD Headcount and Work Content

·         Scrap Process rate

·         Process Capablities

·         Capacity Status and Process Cycle Time, including TRS Monitoring (data from plant)

·         Rework monitoring (data coming from PDL and plant)

·         Material Yield

·         Launch Costs consolidated in the BP (estimated and followed by plant)

7.        Program Investment

PME is in charge of making sure that profitable solutions for Program Financial KPI improvement are investigated through standard, automation, digitalization with payback analysis.

He optimizes Program Investment through Reuse, Bundling, Massification etc.. 

He also builds, updates & monitors the detailed Program Investment List, submitting CAR request and approval follow-up.

8.        PMS-PRC Reporting

PME reports Manufacturing Milestones in Faurecia PMS system in coordination with Supply Chain, Plants and PTEs. He provides to Costing the Industrial target data for BP update

All PMEs participate to PME Department Weekly routine


The ideal candidate will have/be:

1.      Master's degree in engineering or extensive professional experience

2.      Strong team player with a positive mindset

3.      Demonstrated leadership in communicating with technical teams and coordinating complex issues.

4.      Positive attitude towards expected long term impacts and long term difficulties.

5.      Understanding of the project management process and the 7 principles of quality.

6.      Results orientated, strong written and verbal communication skills

7.      Fluent in English, preferably as a working language