Program Buyer Light Programs - International Assignment, VIE - PUR15237

Function: Purchasing
Localization: Poland - Dolnośląskie - Walbrzych
Contract type: VIE
Publication date: 10th July 2018

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 Automotive Seating Business Group - Comfort & Trim Division is looking for a Program Buyer Light Programs m/f for its site in Walbrzych, PL.

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 Program Buyer is responsible for managing interface between program and suppliers, anticipating the specific requirements for new programs (supplier technologies, geographical location and target costs), and ensuring the commodity panel strategy is appropriate to support the program. The buyer selects and pilots suppliers from the agreed supplier panel in order to achieve Program objectives. The Program Buyer belongs to the program core team.

In this specific position , the Program buyer will focus on “Light programs” (called “Phase 2). These consist in the modifications done at mid-life of the vehicule. He will be in charge of several Light programs produced in several C&T plants (located in any of our 12 European plants).

The main missions of the role are:


  • Ensure supplier selection from the agreed supplier panel: identify and consult suppliers, manages supplier RFQ based on panel given by the Commodity Buyers. Manage supplier negotiation with support of the Commodity Buyer and ensure final choice of supplier (leads sourcing committee process to select suppliers from list provided by commodity buyers)
  • 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 are supported within the framework of the Faurecia Program Management System (PMS)
  • Ensure early involvement of the Series Buyers in the program before the series phase
  • Manage specific mandated suppliers when requested and agreed with customers
  • Negotiate Engineering Change Requests



The length of the VIE is 12 months (renewable once until 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 degree in Purchasing

First experience (could be internship or apprenticeship) in purchasing preferably in an industrial environment


Skills and competencies : 

Understanding of supplier cost structures

Fluent English

Good written and presentation skills

Planning and organization skills

International mindset

Ability to work in a matrix organization  


Nice to have:

Awareness of APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) and program manbagement in automotive

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