Commodity Buyer - PUR15560

Function: Purchasing
Localization: United States - Indiana - Columbus
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 11th January 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’re willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be.”


Our Faurecia Clean Mobility Division is looking for an Rapid Prototype Specialist at our Clean Mobility Crossroads location in Columbus, Indiana.

Job summary:


The commodity buyer is responsible for deploying the commodity strategy for its assigned commodities. The role of the Commodity Buyer is to manage relationship / negotiation with suppliers, pilot the utilization of supplier panel in programs and series production during sourcing, and ensure supplier performance.


The main missions of the role are:

  • Structure the panel
  • Participate in the definition and the implementation of purchasing panel policy for assigned commodities
  • Manage supplier selection of his/her segment/s of the  commodity and deploys it within the region
  • Manage relationship / negotiation with his/her suppliers supported by the Division / Region Commodity Manager
  • Ensure that the strategic panel is implemented in the Development phase (Supplier Nomination Committees)
  • Ensure the overall supplier performance
  • Manage and drive productivity action plans
  • Fix the rules of Productivity sharing between the suppliers and Faurecia
  • Manage and drive supplier quality and delivery performance
  • Manage insolvencies of suppliers and steer corrective action plan

The ideal candidate will have/be:
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering or Business.
Nice to have: Professional Purchasing Qualification
Experience :

  • Minimum 3 years experience in purchasing in an industrial environment (serial life or program)
  • Experience of successfully managing and negotiating contracts

Nice to have: Automotive experience would be an advantage
Skills and competencies :  

  • Knowledge of supply portfolio and market research and analysis
  • Understanding of sourcing strategies and application (make or buy analysis,…)
  • Good understanding of business practices, market dynamics and trends.
  • Knowledge of contractual and legal aspects
  • English fluent
  • International minded
  • Results oriented
  • Negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of assigned commodity (products, technologies, cost models)
  • Financial skills
  • Another language depending on the region


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