Productivity Purchasing Leader - PUR15708

Function: Purchasing
Localization: France - Picardie - Méru
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 17th July 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 Europe Division is looking for a Productivity Purchasing Leader for its R&D Center at Méru.
Essential responsibilities and duties

The Productivity Purchasing Leader coordinates the Purchasing and Operations teams within his/her perimeter, including Series, Program and Commodity purchasing teams. The role is responsible for productivity savings at Europe and/or Sub-region level, for the different sub-regions within his/her perimeter.


-    Strong performance linked to close work with Operations Material Managers where available

-    Productivity as global approach: external/Vii/internal

-    Pre SOP productivity workshops as obligatory step as part of transfer to plant

-    FREC workshops and FREC convergence


The main missions of the role are :

In teamwork with Operations / Plants:

  • Schedule internal workshops at plants based on Material matrix and Chemical s Roadmap approach
  • Collect validation criteria for material changes at Plant/Region/Sub- region level, propose minimal requirements and transversalize them
  • Make or Buy analysis and Insourcing savings calculation, upon request
  • Attending to Monthly Material Review Operations/Purchasing, supporting Sub-Region upon request

In teamwork with Serial Purchasing  and Costing:

  • Gap to FReC and FReC workshops
  • Arrange Plants synergy matrix at Europe level and schedule crossed workshops to transversalize opportunities

In teamwork with Program Purchasing :

  • Arrange Productivity workshops for main programs before SOP
  • Alternatively, arrange SOP+90 days productivity workshops in Plants

In teamwork with Commodity Purchasing :

  • Ensure participation of key commodity buyers in Internal Workshops to propose alternative materials to replace existing ones (Chemicals)
  • Build Vii schedule at suppliers setting priorities based on spends and potential for savings. Collaborate in the workshop definition and attendants list, and monitor workshop completion (Plastic BOP, M&M and Decoration)
  • Support Azalea workshops upon request (T&L&P)

In teamwork with CBU :

Coordinate VA/VE activity led by OEMs with Purchasing



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 5 years in purchasing as program, series and/or commodity buyer


Nice to have: Automotive experience would be an advantage


Skills and competencies :  

  • Productivity / lean management methodology
  • Production, quality and logistics
  • Fluent English
  • Ability to work in matrix organization


Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of products and technology
Supplier audit process and quality management

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