Program and Serial Life Purchasing Apprentice - PUR15272

Function: Purchasing
Localization: France - Bretagne - Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes
Contract type: Apprenticeship
Publication date: 1st June 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 Faurecia Clean Mobility (FCM) Business Group is looking for a Program and Serial life Purchasing Intern/Apprentice for its Faurecia Composites Technology (FCT) Division, located in our Technical Center in Saint-Malo, France.
Faurecia Composite Technologies (FCT) is a FCM division that counts over 400 employees, 2 plants, 1 Tech center in Saint-Malo, 1 tech center in Ausburg, Germany, and Sales forces in the USA and China. The Division is pioneering on a number of new Composites applications, such as Battery Packs for Electric Vehicle, Fuel Cells / Hydrogen tanks, and innovative Structural/semi-structural automotive applications. The Division is aiming at integrating Composites as a technological advantage to our Seating, Interiors and Clean Mobility designs and products.
The mission and responsibilities of a the Program and Serial Life Purchasing Intern/Apprentice is the same as full time Program and Serial Life Purchasing Buyer in most aspects :
  • 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 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 Faurecia Commodity teams when relevant
    • Present to the plant Management 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
This list is indicative and can be adapted to your skills and ambitions.

The ideal candidate will have/be :
  • Education Level :
    • Master's degree in Engineering or Business, acquired or in preparation
    • Incremental degree specialized in Strategic Purchasing Management and International Business, acquired or in preparation.
  • English fluent and international mindset.
  • Results oriented, Negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • 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)
  • Previous International Assignment
  • Other European language (German, French) is an asset
The Intern/Apprentice will benefit from this internship by gaining exposure to FCT related technologies and manufacturing methods via field trips to FCT plants and occasional supplier field trips.
After its first time within Faurecia, the Intern/Apprentice can be considered for a VIE / International Assignment / Full time position. Please refer to our website for current eligible openings.
Start date flexible.
Please send resume and cover letter to Audrey JEUDY : and/or Melanie BOUESNEL :

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