Program Buyer - International Assignment, VIE - PUR15488

Function: Purchasing
Localization: Czech Republic - Central Bohemia - Mladá Boleslav
Contract type: VIE
Publication date: 11th February 2019

Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

Our Faurecia Interior Systems Business Group – Europe Division is looking for a VIE - Program Buyer m/f for its site in Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic.

Please note that applications submitted in French cannot be considered by our non-French speaking teams in our plants worldwide. Only applications submitted in English will be considered.

The main missions of the role are:

  • Ensure planning, execution, follow up and if necessary implement corrective actions regarding all program relevant purchasing tasks within the dedicated program.

  • Be the main account for the program team regarding purchasing topics and figures.

  • Contribute to the conception of the client offer:

  • Participate in the program team from the offer conception phase / Pre-Requisition For Quotation Approval and involve expert suppliers in the Pre-RFQA phase

  • Support the supplier selection from the agreed supplier panel:

  • Identify, in accordance with the commodity buyer, and consult suppliers.

  • Consolidate the supplier quotations and prepare further negotiations. Negotiate directly or participate with the commodity buyer in supplier negotiations and the final supplier choice.

  • Manage suppliers, compare costs with objectives and implement corrective actions if necessary, ensure quality during the program phase, respect delivery deadlines and in particular ensure that the program reviews are supported within the frame of the Program Management System (PMS).

  • Ensure early involvement of the plant buyers in the program before the serial phase

  • Manage specific mandated suppliers when requested and agreed with customers

  • Support Value Analysis / Value Engineering activities

  • Respect the relevant reporting routine in terms of Cost, Quality and Delivery within the dedicated program(s) as well as the preparation of purchasing tasks in case of regional PRC’s (Program Review Committee), PRC’s etc.

The length of the VIE is 24 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. Business France, 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: and



The ideal candidate will have/be:


  • Master’s degree in engineering with a specialization in international purchasing
  • Minimum bi-lingual (English)
  • International mind set, overseas experience a plus
  • Results oriented with strong written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to work in a matrixed organization


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