Plant Buyer - PUR15811

Function: Purchasing
Localization: United States - Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 9th 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’re willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be.


Our Interiors Division is looking for a Plant Buyer for its Manufacturing Plant in Tuscaloosa, AL.


The role of a Plant Buyer is to manage and monitor all plant supplier issues in line with Group Purchasing policy, to improve Quality Cost and Delivery (QCD) performance. The main missions of the role are to:


  • Ensure high level of supplier quality performance, and take appropriate action plans for corrections with Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer and reach the Parts Per Million (PPM) targets. Recharge justified non quality cost due to suppliers. Reporting of PPM and metrics
  • Define opportunities for cost reduction, validate them with Commodity teams and implement them.  All actions have to be registered in Productivity Action Plan (PAP) system. Report Purchasing indexes and Profit & Loss effects
  • Work closely with the Supply Chain team to support supplier deviation in mis-deliveries Per Million (MPM)
  • Propose parts to be relocated to low cost countries to the commodity buyer/manager
  • Be involved in the supplier selection and kick off in program phase to prepare the start of Production
  • Maintain plant vendor list updated and in line with Commodity strategy. Propose and contribute to downsizing
  • Monitor all relevant suppliers and parts information and ensure proper ordering, invoicing & cost control
  • Inform Commodity teams in case of major volumes changes. Validate Plant QCD information sent to the Group
  • Prioritize local resolution of issues but escalade to Division level or Commodity Buyers team when needed
  • Non Production purchasing : apply Group purchasing policy/contracts and negotiate specific local requirements
  • Assist with any additional tasks as assigned by the company
  • Read, understand and behave in accordance to Faurecia Company Vision for Value Creation and Code of Ethics.
  • Report any concerns related to Faurecia Company Vision for Value Creation, Code of Ethics, and Code of Management as described in the Code of Ethics Reporting Infringements section.
  • Participate in training to understand and improve skills related to Faurecia Company Vision for Value Creation and Code of Ethics.

The ideal candidate will have/be:
  • Bachelor’s degree in in Business, Supply Chain/Logistics or related field, required
  • 3 years’ experience as a Plant Buyer in an industrial environment
  • Knowledge of automotive Interiors including experience with plastics, slush molding, stamping, resins, and regrinds, highly preferred
  • Results oriented  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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