Plant Serial Buyer - International Assignment, VIE - PUR15049

Function: Purchasing
Localization: Austria - Vorarlberg - Kennelbach
Contract type: VIE
Publication date: 15th January 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 Decoration Product Line is looking for a Plant serial Buyer (M/F) VIE based in Lindau (Germany).


The main missions are :
  • To define opportunities for cost reduction, to validate these possibilities together with the commodity team to implement these measures. All actions shall be recorded in the PAP system (productivity Action Plan). The plant Serial Buyer must also report all used indices of shopping and take into account the impact on the profit and loss account.
  • To work closely with the Supply Chain team (logistic) to support it with deviations (MPM misdeliveries per millions)
  • To propose relocation of production to low wage countries to the commodity buyer/manger (best landed cost approach)
  • To participate to the selection of suppliers and to the kick off process (different program phase) in order to prepare the production start-up
  • To update the list of providers in accordance with the strategy components. to contribute to submit proposalls and measures for downsizing
  • To review all relevant suppliers and parts information and ensure the proper order processing, invoice processing and cost control
  • To inform the commodity team for large volume changes. to validate the manufacturing plant (specific QCD (Quality, Cost, Delivery) information for the Group.
  • To focus on local problem-solving but forwarding to the division or the commodity buyer team, if necessary.
  • To support the set-up of our new production facility in Eastern Europe.



The mission will begin as soon as possible for 12 months.



The V.I.E., an international young graduate program, enables young professionals who are less than 28 and European Union nationals to work for a French company in any country of the world.
Becoming part of this program means going abroad to carry out a professional assignment for up to 24 months whilst benefiting from social care coverage and an interesting salary which depends on the host country.
UBIFRANCE, the French agency for international business development, is in charge of all the administrative procedures of your assignment.
For further information, please visit the following link: http://www.civiweb.com/international/EN/default.html

The ideal candidate will have/be :

  • Master's degree in engineering with a specialisation in international purchasing
  • Industrial experience
  • Written and oral Communication skills 
  • Ability to work in a matrixed organization
  • Leadership and charisma
  • International mind set, overseas experience is a plus
  • English and German are required

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