Series Buyer - International Assignment, VIE - PUR15284

Function: Purchasing
Localization: Romania - Sibiu - Talmaciu
Contract type: VIE
Publication date: 6th June 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 VIE Series Buyer m/f for its site in Talmaciu, Romania.

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 Series Buyer is responsible for improving the supplier performance in production (quality, cost, delivery) for several plants, in line with purchasing strategy.

The main missions of the role are:

  • Contribute to the identification and implementation of productivity actions (product / process) for cost reduction, in close coordination with Commodity teams
  • Conduct productivity workshops at supplier facilities (Lean, Octoplus)
  • Monitor productivity performance for supplier perimeter through cross-functional teamwork in the plants under his/her responsibility (i.e. productivity committees). Present to the plants management board the productivity plan
  • Challenge Commodity Buyers to achieve the Purchasing Budget for his/her plants
  • For most critical topics, support the Supply Chain team to improve supplier deviation in Misdeliveries Per Million (MPM)
  • Be involved in the kick off in program phase to prepare the start of Production.
  • Lead transfers meetings with Program Buyers at the take-over
  • Lead negotiation for Engineering Change Requests within his/her perimeter, and product productivity, in close relationship with commodities
  • Support plants to troubleshoot operational issues
  • Ensure for serial resourcing, supplier selection from the agreed supplier panel: identify and consult suppliers, manages supplier RFQ (Request for Quotation) based on panel given by the Commodity Buyers.
  • Ensure information in plants ERP’s are correct and up to date and in line with supplier invoices
  • Support the commodity in the construction of the strategy with any necessary data’s (benchmarks in the market etc...)

The length of the VIE is 12 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 Purchasing, specialization in international purchasing is a plus
  • First experience in Purchasing
  • Fluent in English
  • Automotive experience would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of productivity / lean management methodology, production, quality and logistics
  • Ability to work in matrix organization
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Supplier audit process and quality management 


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