Commodity Buyer Manager - PUR15529

Function: Purchasing
Localization: United States - Michigan - Auburn Hills
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 25th January 2019
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." is what defines Faurecia. We design, engineer and provide the best in technology, systems and services for automobile makers in every major market on all five continents. If you share our ambition for technical perfection and our passion for all things automotive, Faurecia has a career for you.

"Faurecia, a driving force…for your professional growth."

Our Interiors Division is looking for a Commodity Buyer Manager for its Technical Center at Auburn Hills, Michigan.
Position Summary
He/she manages a supplier base for Faurecia Interior Systems outsourced Decoration, Metals, Commodity. Decorations, Electronics & Metals Commodity include Skins, Foams, Die Cuts, Fasteners, Stampings and Mechatronics & Electronics.
  • Conducts strategic negotiations for commodities responsible
  • Brings and acquires knowledge of the market, suppliers, technologies and processes.
  • Evaluates suppliers according to Faurecia Interior Systems selection criteria with the Plants buyers and project buyers.
  • Ensures that targets for Costs (Purchasing and productivity indexes), Quality (PPM and incidents) and delivery budget targets are met for his/her commodity
  • Makes the sourcing decisions in conjunction with the Vice President of Purchasing, Director of Commodity Purchasing and the Project Buyers, and negotiates the contracts in line with Faurecia Interior Systems cost, quality, delivery and technological capabilities targets.
  • Performs make-buy studies
  • Leads the development and implementation of Quality, Cost and Delivery improvement programs with the plant buyers, using VA/VE, cost analysis, Kaizen and lean manufacturing tools.
  • Travel approx. 35% (North America and Europe)
  • Responsible for 3 to 5 direct reports
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management.
  • Support the leadership and commitment from top management according to the NAO environmental policy and ISO 14001:2015.
Position specification:
Knowledge / Skills:
Excellent written and spoken communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to successfully handle multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to lead and drive team to achieve target results
  • Ability to influence the actions and opinions of others in a desired direction
  • Excellent knowledge of specific commodity products – Molded plastic products (with good knowledge of process, decorative parts (painted, chrome, in-mold decoration, plastic raw materials, knowledge will be a plus)
  • Working knowledge of Spanish, German or French will be a plus.
  • Microsoft Office skills with proficiency in Excel
  • Performance needs to be in accordance with the Faurecia core and manager competencies.
    Education / Experience:
  • BS and/or equivalent experience (5 to 7 years) with successful experience in purchasing or manufacturing interior parts for the automotive industry

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