Acquisition and Program Buyer - PUR15817

Function: Purchasing
Localization: Germany - Bavaria - Augsburg
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 11th September 2019

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."


Founded in 1997, Faurecia has grown to become a major player in the global automotive industry. With 290 sites including 30 R&D centers and 109,000 employees in 35 countries, Faurecia is now a global leader in its three areas of business: automotive seating, interior systems and clean mobility. Faurecia has focused its technology strategy on providing solutions for smart life on board and sustainable mobility. In 2017, the Group posted total sales of €20.2 billion and value-added sales of €17.0 billion. Faurecia is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is a component of the CAC Next 20 index. For more information, please visit


Faurecia Lightweight and Battery Solutions, a business unit of Faurecia Clean Mobility (FCM), is involved in the design and the production of structural car body parts, openings and trim parts out of multi-material composites (fiber reinforced thermosets and thermoplastics, hybrid metal-composite parts etc.) and their components. It is also actively working on the development of battery packs to prepare the future of mobility.


We are looking for an Acquisition & Program Buyer, located in AUGSBURG – GERMANY.

  • As an Acquisition Buyer, for a regional or global scope, he/she provide costing for components in order to assemble a Business plan for a given business opportunity. He/she performs sourcing, costing and panel creation with support of the Commodity when relevant.

  • As a Program Buyer, he/she is responsible for anticipating the specific requirements for new programs supplier technologies, geographical location and target costs. He/she ensures the commodity panel strategy is appropriate to support the program, selects and pilots suppliers from the agreed supplier panel in order to achieve Program targets, specifically for a number of Programs led from Augsburg teams.

  • Specifically in Innovation Programs, he/she will be in charge of pre-developments and/or innovation projects, including a few potentially led in different sites (Bavans/Shanghai/Columbus if relevant), including selection of prototyping suppliers and supporting first supplier choices by all means.


The main missions of the role are:

  • Acquisition duties
    • Participate to RFQ analysis
    • Assemble BOPs (Bill of Purchases) and to splitting/planning work
    • Create and launch RFQ, get price quotations, perform analyses
    • Consolidate and create cost models
  • Program duties
    • Track performance during the program phase: manage suppliers, compare costs  with objectives, ensure quality during the program phase, respect delivery deadlines and in particular ensure that the program phase reviews are supported within the framework of the Faurecia Program Management System (PMS)
    • Negotiate Engineering Change Requests
    • Lead the sourcing committee meetings for the program and ensure that the purchasing assumptions are optimized, considering local and global sourcing options and selecting the option with the best landed cost and performance
  • Innovation/Predevelopment programs duties
    • Participate in program technical meetings and share needs for supplier searches with the rest of the team
    • Participate in supplier meetings / visits when relevant
    • Prepare panel for prototyping purposes, organize prototype supply
    • Interact with all involved actors to solve issues, communicate with Program Management and Engineering timely about issues encountered and possible solutions.

This list is indicative and can be adapted to your skills and ambitions.

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Education Level :
    • Master's degree in Engineering or Business
    • Incremental degree specialized in Strategic Purchasing Management and International Business
  • English fluent, German speaking to fit in location
  • Results oriented, Negotiation and interpersonal skills, international mindset
  • Understanding of product design and development steps
  • Understanding of business practices, market dynamics, Legal aspects
  • Strong analytical capabilities
  • Ability to work in a very fast-paced environment

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