Faurecia Excellence System & Productivity (FES&P) Division Manager - QUA18859

Function: Quality / Health, Safety & Environment
Localization: United States
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 4 March 2019

Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC, a Tier-1 supplier of automotive seating systems based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, seeks a Faurecia Excellence System & Productivity Division Manager to provide strategic core business operating systems expertise to North American Division plants so that they may develop breakthrough plans linked to profit and loss targets for each site.  Particular emphasis is placed on organization, material and information flow optimization, performance management, and autonomous team development.  The position reports to the Auburn Hills, Michigan headquarters, and requires extensive cross-functional team participation and 95% national travel to headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan and manufacturing plants in Sterling Heights, Michigan; Cottondale, Alabama; Cleveland, Mississippi; Madison, Mississippi; Simpsonville, Kentucky; and Wentzville, Missouri.  May reside anywhere in the U.S.  Duties:  facilitate the design, development, and implementation of plant core business and quality operating procedures for manufacture of automotive seating systems, including purchasing, quality, inventory management, strategic project integration, and cost modeling systems; integrate global initiatives and leverage knowledge of manufacturing systems, principles and methodologies to develop long-term continuous improvement objectives and strategic plans that correspond with Industry 4.0 projections; coordinate the development and deployment of best practice business and manufacturing policies for North American application, including accountability for policy compliance and profitable growth; establish and implement supply chain protocols to optimize transport and just-needed inventory; formulate and implement advanced manufacturing excellence methodologies; develop training materials for North American manufacturing plants, and conduct training on employee engagement, quality and process improvements; support Plant Managers in the deployment of shop-floor methodology and manufacturing tools, including Production Efficiency System, Logistic Efficiency System, and Quality Efficiency System; develop and lead workshops designed to provide plant management and shop-floor personnel with technical and practical know-how for the development and implementation of business and quality operating systems; develop training for site specialists and shop-floor supervisory staff; oversee the implementation of Quick Response Continuous Improvement to identify and correct shop-floor manufacturing process and procedural defects within 24 hours of their occurrence; evaluate seating system product and process design for validation of material flow, site layout, supplier capabilities, and pre-series production runs. 

Minimum education required:  Bachelor degree in Mechatronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering Technology, or foreign equivalent.  Minimum experience required:  2 years’ experience in a supervisory production or quality position, or combination, with a Tier-1 automotive seating supplier within a Just-In-Time or Technology plant.  Special skills required:  Must have 2 years’ work experience in each of the following: formulation and implementation of shop-floor training on business and quality systems, including resolution of cultural and behavioral issues; deployment of global policy on lean manufacturing processes; implementation of value stream mapping for plant-based information and physical flow improvement; analysis and evaluation of plant production cost models; formulation and implementation of Standardized Work and Plan For Every Part improvements; strategic planning of production systems to align with program budgets and best practices.  Experience may be acquired concurrently.  Resume to Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC, Attn: Anna Rossi, 2800 High Meadow Circle, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326, or apply online at www.faurecia.com (Job # QUA18859).



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