Purchasing teams engage in a diverse array of activities, from buying important raw materials to assessing the value of intellectual property. Purchasing influences the company’s economic performance across multiple areas, including sourcing, negotiation, evaluation, market analysis, cost constraints, innovation, deadlines, quality, co-development, competitiveness…
At a fundamental level, Purchasing is about getting the best deal for the resources available to Faurecia. But, it’s a role that goes far beyond researching costs.
What’s happening on international markets that will affect the supply and demand of needed products? What’s the ideal profile for a provider of a specialized service? How far should Faurecia be willing to go in a negotiation to secure timely supply at an advantageous price while ensuring that our absolute requirements for quality and safety are met?
A focus on the needs of Faurecia’s customers and the importance of building enduring, trust-based relationships with suppliers are key to keeping our business on track.