Acquisition Buyer - PUR15084

Function: Purchasing
Localization: United States - Michigan - Auburn Hills
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 14th December 2017


Acquisition Buyer


Faurecia Interior Systems, Inc., a Tier-1 French-based automotive supplier in Auburn Hills, Michigan seeks an Acquisition Buyer for aggressive and fast-paced new business quotations and sourcing within a strict matrix organization.  The position establishes target cost in acquisition phase of new business, and is accountable for financial deliverables through extensive tracking and reporting.  Duties:  extensive hierarchical reporting to North American organization and European parent; perform analysis of internal and external constraints on plastics, resins, and metals commodity segments, and identify supplier differentiation criteria; perform cost modeling and analysis on each commodity segment to establish global marketplace best-in-class for Quality Cost Delivery (QCD); ensure systems and strategies are in place to identify and mitigate all types of supply chain risks while maximizing savings; identify worldwide target supplier panel, per commodity segment, in accord with formalized purchasing strategy.  

Minimum education required:  Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Supply Chain, or Business, or foreign equivalent.  Minimum experience required:  2 years’ experience in a purchasing position with an international Tier-1 automotive supplier having responsibility for global supplier negotiations and program life-cycle development.  Special skills required:  Must have 2 years’ work experience in each of the following:  establishing supplier panels for Bill of Materials, to include evaluation of international supplier capabilities for plastics, resins, and metals component manufacture; conducting Value Added/Value Engineering analyses of material changes and down gauging to determine impact on supplier cost; costing analysis for multi-million dollar business award to suppliers; international supplier negotiation, considering currency exchange risks and raw material market fluctuations; standardizing global purchasing methodologies, processes, and procedures for universal application; negotiating multi-million dollar contracts for piece cost and tooling with global suppliers.  Experience may be acquired concurrently.  Send resume to Faurecia Interior Systems, Inc., Attn: Anna Rossi, 2800 High Meadow Circle, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326, or email to, or apply online at (Job # PUR15084).

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