Program Buyer Tooling & Equipment - PUR15824

Function: Purchasing
Localization: Germany - Bavaria - Augsburg
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 20th August 2019

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 Europe Division is looking for a Program Buyer Tooling & Equipment (m/f/d) to be located in our European headquarter in Augsburg.   


The role of a Program Buyer is to anticipate the specific requirements for new programs (supplier technologies, geographical location and target costs), and to ensure the commodity panel strategy is appropriate to support the acquisition. The role continues to select and pilot suppliers from the agreed supplier panel in order to achieve Program objectives. The main missions of the role are to:
  • Contribute to the conception of the client offer: participate in the program team from the offer conception phase/Pre-Requisition For Quotation Approval (RFQA), and involve expert suppliers in the Pre-RFQA phase.
  • Ensure supplier selection from the agreed supplier panel: identify , in accordance with the commodity buyer, and consult suppliers. Negotiate or participate with the commodity buyer in supplier negotiations and the final choice of supplier.
  • Direct performance follow-up during the program phase: manage suppliers, compare costs with objectives, ensure quality during the program phase, respect delivery deadlines and in particular ensure that the program phase reviews, or " gate " reviews are supported within the framework of the Program Management System (PMS).
  • Ensure early involvement of the plant buyers in the program before the series phase.
  • Manage specific mandated suppliers when requested and agreed with customers.


The ideal candidate will have/be:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in engineering with a specialisation in international purchasing
  • Minimum 3 years experience as a Program Buyer in an industrial environment
  • Results oriented with strong written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to work in a matrixed organisation
  • International mind set, overseas experience a plus
  • Minimum bi-lingual (English mandatory)


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