New Product innovation Program Manager (M/F)

permanent position
Parrot Faurecia Automotive
Would you like to be part of a French company known for its innovation and agility ?

Come and join Parrot Faurecia Automotive ! A leading automotive equipment manufacturer with a start-up mentality, working to develop the cockpit of the future !

Located in central Paris, our teams engineer innovative technologies by developing man-machine interfaces based on Android Auto to provide an intuitive connected experience to end users. Our embedded electronic solutions are equipped with powerful multi-core graphics processors to provide quick response times for multiple simultaneous instructions.

Join us in taking up one of the greatest challenges of the automotive industry !

New Product innovation Program Manager (M/F)


In charge to drive innovation programs (from concept, program timing, validation, budget respect according to the innovation process,… up to launch in production).
Accountable for deliverables (QCDP) of the programs inc marketing & financials which could be BtoC or aftermarket
Leads several innovation product line programs and coordinates with the marketing, sales & customer programs team for OEM applications or distribution partners such as Amazon …


Technical responsibilities
- Innovation program planning
- Innovation budget
- Business Model & financials
- Functions coordinations (Design, purchasing…)

- Innovation program milestones are respected
- Compliance to the Innovation Delivery Process and deliverables
- Targeted business programs and pilot program are identified and up-to-date
- Program marketing & communication strategy is defined and developed
- Proper resource definition and allocation on each program
- That all risks on innovation programs are properly assessed, managed and removed,
- Report Innovation status (Innovation Committees, Management Innovation Committees , Gates)
- Report & Promote Innovation internally & externaly
- Contribute to the global Strategic plan of the division with key programs generation and leading
- Ensure technological watch and benchmark

- Acquisition
- Worldwide network, drive outside communication with customer for external funding & promotion of Innovations (TechDays…)
- Innovation fuelling process and assess new ideas/objectives, propose innovation solutions
- Technical targets definition
- Lobbying with customers / presentations
- Generate all Standard documents needed to deploy the innovations and support them in RFQ and application phases

Management responsibilities
- Engage & coordinates cross-functional team
- Manage & secure programs Technical, Quality, Cost performances
- Drive partnerships with suppliers, Universities, Institutes.
- Manage and improve Innovation Delivery Process


- Open minded & curious
- Autonomy – able to take initiatives
- Pro-activity and creativity
- Animation ability
- Experienced in Multi-cultural team Management
- Strong written and oral communication skills to act as Customer Contact (Internal and External customers)
- Product oriented with an innovative mindset and ability to identify new opportunities
- Fluent in English mandatory
- Good computer skills (MS-Office)
- Real ability for team work with Multi-Cultural team members
- Frequent travelling


Master's degree in engineering
7+ years of experience in Automotive Systems, Complete Seat, Structures & Components (Design/Testing/Manufacturing)
5+ years of program experience including knowledge of program management processes