Transport & Logistics Commodity Buyer - International Assignment, VIE - PUR15442

Function: Purchasing
Localization: Germany - Rhineland-Palatinate - Hagenbach
Contract type: VIE
Publication date: 8th November 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 Interior Systems Business Group – Europe Division is looking for a VIE Transport & Logistics Commodity Buyer m/f for its site based in Hagenbach, Germany.


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 role of a Commodity Buyer is to structure the building of a supplier panel for one or more commodities and ensure the overall productivity of the panel.


The main missions of the role are to:

  • Structure the building of the panel: participate in the definition and the implementation of the purchasing panel policy for assigned commodities, manage supplier selection according to Group criteria

  • Panel management: ensure a regular follow-up of the supplier performance in relation with the Supplier Quality Assurance Manager and implement a supplier's reduction plan consistent with Divisions and in coordination with the Business Groups

  • Manage the global suppliers productivity in relation with plant buyers

  • Develop and implement tools to improve global productivity

  • Negotiate and implement general agreements with the main suppliers

  • Ensure the utilisation of the panel by program and plant buyers

  • Ensure the reporting of his or her activities following defined policies

  • Support the Commodity Buyer Transport & Logistic – located in Valencia (Spain)


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, if possible in engineering/Logistics , with a specialization in international purchasing
  • Buyer experience in an industrial/Logistics environment

  • Ideal Candidate would have already experience in Transport, Logistic & Packaging

  • Results orientation with strong written and oral communications skills

  • Ability to work in a matrixed organization

  • International mind set, overseas experience a plus

  • English is mandatory, German/Spanish are a plus

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