Commodity Buyer - PUR15131

Function: Purchasing
Localization: Czech Republic - Central Bohemia - Mladá Boleslav
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 12th February 2018
Essential responsibilities and duties

The commodity buyer is responsible for deploying the commodity strategy for its assigned commodities. The role of the Commodity Buyer is to manage relationship / negotiation with suppliers, pilot the utilization of supplier panel in programs and series production during sourcing, and ensure supplier performance.


The main missions of the role are:

  • Structure the panel
  • Participate in the definition and the implementation of purchasing panel policy for assigned commodities
  • Manage supplier selection of his/her segment/s of the commodity and deploys it within the region
  • Manage relationship / negotiation with his/her suppliers supported by the Division / Region Commodity Manager
  • Ensure that the strategic panel is implemented in the Development phase (Supplier Nomination Committees)
  • Manage and drive productivity action plans
  • Fix the rules of productivity sharing between the suppliers and Faurecia
  • Manage and drive supplier quality and delivery performance
 Manage insolvencies of suppliers and steer corrective action plan



The ideal candidate will have/be :


Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering or Business.


Nice to have: Professional Purchasing Qualification


Experience :

  • Minimum 5 years experience in purchasing in an industrial environment (serial life or program)
  • Experience of successfully managing and negotiating contracts


Nice to have: Automotive experience would be an advantage


Skills and competencies :  

  • Strong Knowledge of supply portfolio and market research and analysis
  • Understanding of sourcing strategies and application (make or buy analysis,…)
  •  Deep understanding of business practices, market dynamics and trends
  •  Knowledge of contractual and legal aspects
  •  English fluent
  • International minded
  • Results oriented
  •  Negotiation and interpersonal skills
  •  Capacity to influence

Nice to have

  • Knowledge of assigned commodity (products, technologies, cost models)
  • Financial skills

Another language depending on the region

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