Program and Serial Life Buyer - PUR15132

Function: Purchasing
Localization: France - Bretagne - Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 30th January 2018
New trends and expectations are reshaping the automotive industry. Inspired by the exciting new challenges associated with this revolution, Faurecia anticipates the future of mobility developing cutting-edge solutions for smart life on board and sustainable mobility. If you’re willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be.
FAURECIA COMPOSITE TECHOLOGIES is looking for a Series & Program Buyer, based in St Malo – France (35).
The Program and Serial Life buyer has a dual role as Series Buyer and Program Buyer, and additionally leads the Division purchasing Program or Serial Life performance (according to background and current team organization).
As a Serial life Buyer, on his/her own purchase panel, he/she is responsible for improving the supplier performance in production (quality, cost, delivery) for several plants. He/she develops cost reduction and panel strategies, and manages relationship/negotiations with suppliers. In a program/commodity scenario, he/she supports supplier choices.
As a Program Buyer, he/she is responsible for anticipating the specific requirements for new programs supplier technologies, geographical location and target costs. He/she ensures the commodity panel strategy is appropriate to support the program, selects and pilots suppliers from the agreed supplier panel in order to achieve Program objectives.
The successful candidate will have horizontal leadership over either the Program or the Serial Life Purchasing of the Division, will roll-up the governance metrics and respond to targets achievements accordingly.
The main missions of the role are :
  • Serial life duties
    • Structure the Purchase panel, elaborate and roll out strategies thereof.
    • Drive the identification and implementation of productivity actions (product / process) for cost reduction and other supply improvements, in coordination with Commodity teams when relevant
    • Present to the plant Management Boards the productivity plan
    • For most critical topics, support the Supply Chain team to improve supplier deviation in Misdeliveries Per Million (MPM)
  • Program duties
    • Track performance 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 are supported within the framework of the Faurecia Program Management System (PMS)
    • Negotiate Engineering Change Requests
    • Lead the sourcing committee meetings for the program and ensure that the purchasing assumptions are optimized, considering local and global sourcing options and selecting the option with the best landed cost and performance
  • Leadership role
    • The successful candidate will be Program or Serial Life Lead Buyer
    • The Program Lead typically manages the Tools and Equipment purchasing panel
In either case, the successful candidate will produce and consolidate related governance metrics
The ideal candidate will have/be :
  • Minimum Education Level : Master's degree in Engineering or Business.
  • Minimum 5 years in purchasing in an industrial environment (serial life or program
    • English fluent and international mindset.
    • Results oriented, Negotiation and interpersonal skills
    • Knowledge of supplier cost structures
    • Knowledge of production, quality and logistics, productivity/lean
    • Understanding of product design, development and production processes
    • Understanding of business practices, market dynamics, Legal aspects
  • Strong analytical capabilities
Nice to have:
    • Knowledge of Composites (products, technologies, cost models)
    • Automotive experience would be an advantage
    • Previous International Assignment
    • Knowledge of APQP and program management in automotive

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