Commodity Buyer Steel - International Assignment, VIE - PUR15222

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 Mobility Business Group - Europe Division is looking for a VIE Steel Commodity Buyer in Augsburg, DE.


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 main missions of the role are:

  • Support/Develop with Commodity Leader a market strategy considering best market practices and market conditions, price of  global supply basis and global footprint
  • Monitor the supplier productivity and achieve budget savings in tandem with plant- level buyers
  • Support the annual steel allocation process direct and to Tier II supplier
  • Coordinate/perform monthly price updates for the respective commodity – ensure the implementation and follow up on any deviation
  • Master the regular reporting of his/her activities following defined policies and provide accurate forecasts

This VIE mission will last 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:


The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Master's degree in business/engineering, specialization in international purchasing a plus

  • 1 year experience as a Junior Commodity Buyer, in automotive, on similar commodity

  • Results orientation with strong written and oral communications skills

  • Mature, autonomous, able to work in a matrixed organization

  • International mindset, previous overseas experience required

  • Bi/multi-lingual (English mandatory, German is a plus)

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