Commodity Buyer - PUR15283

Function: Purchasing
Localization: United States - Indiana - Columbus
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 22nd June 2018
Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer
"Technical Perfection and automotive passion" 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 North American Faurecia Clean Mobility Division is looking for a Commodity Buyer. This position is based out of the Clean Mobility Crossroads site (Technical Center & headquarter of Clean Mobility Division North America) in Columbus, IN.
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)
    • Ensure the overall supplier performance
    • 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 3 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 :  
    • Knowledge of supply portfolio and market research and analysis
    • Understanding of sourcing strategies and application (make or buy analysis,…)
    • Good understanding of business practices, market dynamics and trends.
    •  Knowledge of contractual and legal aspects
    •   English fluent
    • International minded
    • Results oriented
    • Negotiation and interpersonal skills
    • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia's Code of Ethics and Code of Management
Nice to have
    • Knowledge of assigned commodity (products, technologies, cost models)
    • Financial skills
    • Another language depending on the region



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