Commodity Buyer - International Assignment, VIE - PUR15273

Function: Purchasing
Localization: Germany - Bavaria - Augsburg
Contract type: VIE
Publication date: 11th June 2018

Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer

"New trends and expectations are reshaping the automotive industry. Inspired by the exciting new challenges associated with this revolution, Faurecia anticipates the future of mobility developing cutting-edge solutions for smart life on board and sustainable mobility. If you’re willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be.”

Our Faurecia Clean Moblity Business Group – Europe Division is looking for a VIE Commodity Buyer m/f for its Headquarter in Augsburg – Germany.

Please note that applications submitted in French cannot be considered by our non-French speaking teams in our plants worldwide. Only applications submitted in English will be considered.


The role of a Commodity Buyer is to contribute to structuring the supplier panel for his/her commodity/ies and ensure the overall cost productivity of the panel. Main missions of the role are to participate to

  • Deployment of the strategy for the specific commodity in coordination with Business Group and Group objectives and ensure the use of the supplier Panel by Program Buyers & Series Buyers to be in line with Panel strategy & BLC
  • Structure the panel to achieve the best landed cost (BLC): participate in the definition and the implementation of the purchasing panel policy for assigned commodity, manage supplier selection according to Group criteria and according to BLC
  • Panel management: monitor & carry out regular follow-up supplier performance (Quality, Cost, Delivery, Financials, Legal aspects) in relation with other departments (Supplier Quality, Legal, Finance, PC&L) and implement a Panel optimization (normally reduction) plan in line with Country & Business Group targets and manage the overall suppliers productivity and achieve budgeted savings in partnership with Series Buyers
  • Coordinate/perform monthly price updates for the respective commodity - ensure the implementation and follow up on any deviation
  • Develop and implement tools to improve global productivity e.g. cost models, LTAs (Long Term Agreements), Nomination Letters
  • Negotiate and implement general agreements with suppliers e.g. MoU and Partnership agreements
  • Master the regular reporting of his/her activities following defined policies
  • Actively support VAVE activities (technical cost savings) and internal productivity actions in targeted areas (optimize transport, scrap reduction, in/outsourcing activities) 


The length of the VIE is 18 months.

The V.I.E., an international young graduate program, enables young professionals who are less than 28 and European Union nationals to work for a French company in any country of the world. Becoming part of this program means going abroad to carry out a professional assignment for up to 24 months whilst benefiting from social care coverage and an interesting salary which depends on the host country. Business France, the French agency for international business development, is in charge of all the administrative procedures of your assignment. For further information, please visit the following link: and

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Master's degree in business/engineering, specialization in international purchasing a plus
  • Results orientation with strong written and oral communications skills
  • Mature, autonomous, able to work in a matrix organization
  • International mindset, previous overseas experience required
  • Bi/multi-lingual (English mandatory) German is a plus


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