Interiors - Seat Product and Component Specialist

Organizational Area

Product Development – Interiors - Seats

Job description

The PCS will be responsible for designing and developing automotive seating systems and components. She/He will define functional requirements, and develop system DVPR, DFMEA and function models. The Specialist is also responsible for releasing component performance specifications, drawings and system validations. She/He will be required to interact with other functional engineering groups, suppliers, manufacturing plants and purchasing.


Main activities

  • Develop methods, tools and techniques for the relevant engineering methodology and manage the concerning KPIs
  • Components and system benchmarking
  • Scouting components and technologies together with suppliers and design responsible
  • First contact with component suppliers
  • Technical specifications definition together with design responsible
  • Validation plan (DVP&R) definition and monitoring
  • Verification of applicability/building new internal engineering and testing standards
  • Product card definition
  • Interfacing with other internal departments for developing components to be installed on seats
  • Report weight/cost/performance status
  • Actively attending to technical and design reviews
  • Integration/harmonization with FCA regions




  • Master Degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in automotive engineering interior design and development, from concept through launch
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in seat engineering design and development, from concept through launch
  • Demonstrated experience with industry practices for seat systems and regulatory requirements related to seats
  • Proven ability to lead and resolve complex system issues
  • Strong technical knowledge of seat systems design and tooling
  • Strong PowerPoint and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in English
  • Team-working ability
  • Good Communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Flexibility/Speed


Business units
R&D - Vehicle
Modena - Italia
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