Commodity Buyer - PUR15710

Function: Purchasing
Localization: United States - Michigan - Auburn Hills
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 13th June 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 Interiors division is seeking a Commodity Buyer for its Auburn Hills, MI location.


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.

  • 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 utilization of the panel by program and plant buyers

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

  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management.

  • Support the leadership and commitment with respect to the environmental management system according to the NAO environmental policy and ISO 14001:2015.

The ideal candidate will have/be:

Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in business or engineering

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Commodity Buyer in an industrial environment


Knowledge / Skills:

  • Results orientation with strong written and oral communications skills

  • Ability to work in a matrixed organization

  • International mind set, overseas experience a plus


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