Commodity Buyer - Steel - PUR15260

Function: Purchasing
Localization: United States - Michigan - Auburn Hills
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 15th May 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 Automotive Seating Division is looking for a Commodity Buyer - Steel for its Auburn Hills, MI location.
The role of a Commodity Buyer is to structure the building of a supplier panel for one or more commodities and ensure the overall productivity of the panel. The main missions of the role are to:


  • Define and lead activities aligned to Commodity Strategy
  • Responsible for delivery of purchasing budget , updating forecast, reporting monthly savings activities
  • Support Program Buyers with sourcing
  • Pursues the most economical costs for goods/services required, in conjunction with obtaining continual long-term agreement savings opportunities
  • Performs continual review and evaluation of the current supply base and also new potential suppliers through cross-functional supplier audits/visits based on the criteria provided by Group
  • Facilitate continuous improvement activities with the supply base to support VA/VE savings opportunities.
  • ECR/EO activity – obtain quotes for engineering changes and negotiate accordingly
  • VA/VE workshops
  • Conduct management meetings to review and improve supplier performance
  • Negotiation of steel contract agreements
  • Able to determinate the steel contract period pending of the current market trends
  • Steel Scrap Agreement Negotiation and Recollection from stampings suppliers
  • Identify savings. Add to forecast file and progress through to completion. Take ownership and responsibility for actions under buyer lead activity.
  • Follows steel market trends
  • Report savings each month to Manager and confirm with Controller that they are captured.
  • Manage and maintain steel data base.
  • Calculate retroactive debits/credits for late identified savings and ensure they are captured at month end.
  • Interface between Purchasing and CBU in order to secure steel recovery from customer.
  • In event of supplier disruption to plant (quality or delivery) resolve if a critical or recurrent issue.
  • Prepares and deploys Commodity Strategies & Cost Models for Steel Commodity.
  • Other duties and specific projects as identified to support commercial and supplier optimization

    The candidate will have/be:

    • Bachelor's degree in engineering or mathematics with a specialization in international purchasing, required
    • 3 to 5 years of experience in steel, required
    • Results orientation with strong written and oral communications skills
    • At least 3 years of experience in Purchasing Department (Automotive)
    • Must be proficient in Excel and Word
    • 25% travel (domestic & international)
    • International mind set, overseas experience a plus
    • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management

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