Global Innovation Purchasing Manager - PUR15458

Function: Purchasing
Localization: France - Picardie - Méru
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 30th December 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.
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Our Interiors Business Group is looking for a Global Innovation Purchasing Manager based in Méru (France).

The BG Innovation Purchasing Manager is in charge of all purchasing activities linked to innovation and partnerships. He/she represents Purchasing within Innovation teams.

The main responsibilities of the role are to:

  • manage advanced technology / supplier market analysis
  • may represent purchasing during some M&A activities
  • support all related supplier/ partner contractual topics (Non-Disclosure Agreements, co-development & supply contracts, patents, Intellectual assets, etc.) in coordination with other departments
  • align with purchasing commodities on future needs, technologies, partners and suppliers to be developed for innovation. As such he/she is in charge of facilitating the new supplier’s introduction to the restricted targeted supplier panel
  • participate in increasing robustness and shortening of development time for our innovations. As well participate actively to first acquisitions
  • Organize processes to ‘capture’ innovations from panel suppliers and outside the panel
  • Build the link between Innovation priorities and identified ideas and partners
  • Select appropriately suppliers in conjunction with innovation teams and purchasing commodities
  • Participate actively to development and validation of solutions with appropriate eco-systems and key stakeholders
  • Identify, supported by Marketing and Research, companies outside of the panel which can deliver innovation
  • Establish and/or participate in innovation partnerships (contracts) with selected suppliers
  • Manage operationally the suppliers in the innovation process accordingly to our procedures (from M0 to M4).

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Engineering background with purchasing experience
  • Minimum 5-year experience in automotive sector and/or electronic industry
  • Passion for product/process technologies
  • Business oriented, passion for negotiation
  • Knowledge in contractual and legal aspects
  • Curious and creative
  • International mindset, overseas experience a plus
  • Minimum bilingual (English required)

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