Buyer - International Assignment, VIE - PUR15812

Function: Purchasing
Localization: Portugal - Aveiro - São João da Madeira
Contract type: VIE
Publication date: 8th September 2019



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 are willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be!


Faurecia’s VIE Program?


The VIE Program of Faurecia is an international young graduate program, which enables young graduates native from the European Economic Area (EU + Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland) aged between 18 and 28 to work for one of our subsidiary around the world!


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


PLEASE NOTE: your application must be submitted in English to be considered by our non-French speaking teams in our plants worldwide.

PLEASE NOTE: as part of your international development, you cannot perform a VIE in the country of your citizenship.


Your position and environment?


Our Faurecia Automotive Seating Business Group – Seat Structure Systems Division is looking for you as a Buyer (VA/VE and Serial) m/f for our site in SJM, Portugal.

Your role and responsibilities?


The VAVE (Value Analysis / Value Engineering) and Serial Buyer is responsible to improve the supplier performance in production (quality, cost, delivery) for several plants, in line with purchasing strategy.


Main missions

The main missions of the role are to:


  • Contribute to the identification and implementation of productivity actions

  • Monitor productivity performance for supplier perimeter

  • Present to the plants management board the productivity plan

  • Challenge / support Commodity Buyers to achieve the Purchasing Budget

  • For most critical topics, support the Supply Chain team to improve supplier

  • Be involved in the kick off in program phase to prepare the start of Production

  • Lead negotiation for Engineering Change Requests within his/her perimeter, and product productivity

The mission is to last 12 months.

Who are you?

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Master's degree in Engineering or Business, with a specialization in international purchasing or supply chain

  • Knowledge of productivity / lean management methodology

  • Knowledge about different technologies like stamping, plastic injection, cold forming, welding, riveting, packaging etc

  • Ability to work in matrix organization

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Additionally, to English fluent French is appreciate to follow also this region in light of dedicated suppliers

Ready to take on a new challenge? Apply and join us!

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