Program Purchasing Leader CVE (M/F) - PUR15317

Function: Purchasing
Localization: France - Franche-Comté - Bavans
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 26th September 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 Europe Division  is looking for a Program Purchasing Leader CVE (M/F) for its R&D Center to be based in Bavans, France. Essential responsibilities and duties

The role of a Program Purchasing Leader is to play an integral part on the core program team by managing all purchasing related deliverables for all programs. The position is dedicated to Commercial Vehicles Engineering (CVE) product line.


The main missions of the role are to:

  • Ensure supplier selection from the agreed supplier panel: identify and consult suppliers, manages supplier RFQ based on panel given by the Commodity Buyers.
  • Negotiate or participate with the Commodity Buyer in supplier negotiations and the final choice of supplier
  • Lead sourcing committee process to select suppliers from list provided by commodity buyers
  • Follow direct performance during the program phase: manage suppliers, compare costs with objectives, ensure quality during the program phase, and respect delivery deadlines.
  • 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
  • As a core program team member, participate to the team meetings and represent Purchasing in regards to all purchasing deliverables.
  • Understand design changes through ECR/ECO process with strong communication to commodity and costing group to measure cost impact.
  • Ensure the transfer of the project to serial purchasing
  • The ideal candidate will have/be:

    • Bachelor Degree in engineering, Supply Chain, or Business
    • Program Management experience a plus
    • 3 years Purchasing experience
    • Results oriented with strong written and oral communications skills
    • Ability to work in a matrix organization
    • International mindset, overseas experience a plus
    • Bi-lingual in English mandatory, German is a plus
    • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management
    • Knowledge of the CVE environment is a plus

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