Series Buyer - PUR15282

Function: Purchasing
Localization: United States - Indiana - Columbus
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 5th July 2018
Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer
"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 North American Clean Mobility Division is looking for a Series Buyer for its light vehicle manufacturing facility in Columbus, In.
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
    •  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

The ideal candidate will have/be:

Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering or Business.
Preferred to have: Specialization in international purchasing or supply chain
Experience :
    • Minimum 3 years experience in purchasing, production, quality or sales
Preferred to have: Automotive experience would be an advantage
Skills and competencies :  
    •  Knowledge of productivity / lean management methodology
    •  Knowledge of production, quality and logistics
    •  Fluent English
    •  Ability to work in matrix organization
    •  Good communication and interpersonal skills
Preferred to have:
• Knowledge of products and technology
• Supplier audit process and quality management

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