Plant Buyer - PUR15667

Function: Purchasing
Localization: Japan - Kanagawa-ku
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 23rd April 2019

Faurecia Clean Mobility is looking for a Plant Buyer.


Essential responsibilities and duties


The Plant Buyer is responsible for improving the supplier performance in production (quality, cost, delivery) in line with purchasing strategy.


The main missions of the role are:

    • Contribute to the identification and implementation of productivity actions (product / process) for cost reduction, in close coordination with Commodity team
    •  Monitor productivity performance for supplier perimeter through cross-functional teamwork in the plants under his/her responsibility (i.e. productivity committees). Present to the plant management board the productivity plan
    •  Challenge Commodity Buyers to achieve the Purchasing Budget for his/her plant
    •   For most critical topics, support the Supply Chain team to improve supplier deviation in Misdeliveries Per Million (MPM)
    •  Be involved in the kick off in program phase to prepare the start of Production. Lead transfers meetings with Program Buyers at the take-over
    •  Lead negotiation for Engineering Change Requests within his/her perimeter, and product productivity, in close relationship with commodities

The ideal candidate will have/be :



Skills and competencies: 

Minimum 5 years’ experience in Purchasing, Production, Quality or Sales.

    •  Knowledge of productivity / lean management methodology
    •  Knowledge of production, quality and logistics
    • Ability to work in matrix organization
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in a fast-paced environment.
    • The successful candidate should display flexibility, adaptability and be able to work independently on multiple concurrent tasks and projects..  
    •  Good communication and interpersonal skills
    • Japanese native, Chinese is an asset


Nice to have:

• Knowledge of products and technology

• Supplier audit process and quality management

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