Innovation Program Buyer (M/F) - PUR15100

Function: Purchasing
Localization: France - Franche-Comté - Bavans
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 16th May 2018
“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 Product Group is looking for a Innovation Program Buyer for its R&D Center at Bavans (25).
The role of a Innovation Program Buyer is to anticipate the specific requirements for Innovation programs (supplier technologies, geographical location and target costs), and to ensure the commodity panel strategy is appropriate to support the acquisition. The role continues to select and pilot suppliers from the agreed supplier panel in order to achieve Program objectives.
In a innovation contetexte, the Innovation program Buyer have to achieve a strategic sourcing for new components not yet manage inside the Groupe supplier panel.
  • Contribute to the conception of the client offer: participate in the program team from the offer conception phase/Pre-Requisition For Quotation Approval (RFQA), and involve expert suppliers in the Pre-RFQA phase.
  • Achieve a reliable suppliers panel  : with Global Commodities Directors, identifie partners suppliers for components development, constitute a stratégique panel according to the Goupe ctriterias and the need of the program, when the pane l is not yet existing.
  • Negociate and implement frame agreement with suppliers when relevant
  • Ensure supplier selection from the agreed supplier panel: identify , in accordance with the commodity buyer, and consult suppliers. Negotiate or participate with the commodity buyer in supplier negotiations and the final choice of supplier.
  • Direct performance follow-up during the program phase: manage suppliers, compare costs  with objectives, ensure quality during the program phase, respect delivery deadlines and in particular ensure that the program phase reviews, or " gate " reviews  are supported within the framework of the Program Management System (PMS).
  • Facilitate the transfer of the Innovation to the Division regarding purchasing aspect
The ideal candidate will have/be:
  • Master's degree in engineering with a specialisation in international purchasing
  • Minimum 5 years experience as a Program Buyer in an industrial environment
  • Results oriented with strong written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to work in a matrixed organisation
  • International mind set, overseas experience a plus
  • Minimum bi-lingual (English mandatory)

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