Serial Buyer - International Assignment, VIE - PUR15966

Function: Purchasing
Localization: Portugal - Lisboa - Palmela
Contract type: VIE
Publication date: 25th November 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 Faurecia Interior Systems Business Group – Europe Division is looking for a VIE – Serial Buyer m/f for its site in Palmela, Portugal.

Please note that applications submitted in French cannot be considered by our non-French speaking teams in our plants worldwide. Only applications submitted in English will be considered.



The main missions of the role are:

  • Identification and implementation of material productivity actions (product / process).

  • Actively attend and/or promote plant cross-functional material productivity meetings.

  • Present to serial purchasing management the productivity plan of his/her perimeter.

  • Challenge and collaborate with commodity buyers to achieve productivity targets.

  • Create, update and  mantain Plant ERPs serial purchasing data (Supplier contracts, purchase orders, prices,…)

  • Liaise with sales department for mandated supplier parts and spares.

  • Support plant supply chain and plant supplier quality assurance teams.

  • Be involved in the kick off in program phase to prepare the start of production.

  • Regular follow-up of program transfers with Program Buyers.

  • Lead sourcing process for engineering change requests and/or serial new parts.

The length of the VIE is 12 months renewable.


The V.I.E., an international young graduate program, enables young professionals who are less than 28 and European Union nationals to work for a French company in any country of the world. Becoming part of this program means going abroad to carry out a professional assignment for up to 24 months whilst benefiting from social care coverage and an interesting salary which depends on the host country. Business France, the French agency for international business development, is in charge of all the administrative procedures of your assignment. For further information, please visit the following link: and


The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Master degree in Engineering or Business with a specialization in international purchasing or supply chain
  • First experience or significant apprenticeship experience in an automotive industrial environment, preferably in purchasing.

  • Results oriented with good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong team work sense into an industrial environment

  • International mindset, overseas experience a plus

  • Ability to involve him/herself quickly into a matrix organization

  • Negotiation skills

  • Knowledge ERP systems (SAP preferably)

  • Good knowledge MS Office tools (excel, word ...)

  • Understanding of Production, quality and logistics

  • Fluent in English

  • Multi-lingual (Portuguese, alternatively Spanish)

  • Financial skills a plus

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