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Acquisition Engineer

Date:  13-Jan-2022
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  27894


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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.



Position Summary: The Acquisition Engineer maintains functional leadership of all technical aspects of technical proposal to OEM request for quotes. Job scope includes a strong OEM interaction with focus on exceeding expectations as related to quality, delivery, cost effectiveness and performance.



  • Elaboration of a master schedule
  • Independent and self-reliant performance of benchmarking evaluations including reporting
  • Definition of component requirements including critical features as well as identification of components requiring documentation
  • Elaboration of product specifications and FIS supplier performance specifications
  • Selection of material types (families)
  • Documentation performance with respect to each relevant valid system such as Galileo etc.
  • Cooperation with respect to the elaboration of tool concepts as well as to establishing tool specifications
  • Cooperation with respect to FMEA product and process
  • Cooperation with respect to the determination of quality features
  • Assignment adoption with respect to PL Concepts & Acquisitions in accordance with the Acquisition Engineering Manager
  • Implementation of the Department’s objectives
  • Application of modern management methods to monitor all individual projects
  • Support with respect to pre-development and research tasks
  • Co-responsibility for technical presentations of submissions and quotes
  • Selection of all process technologies in accordance with the Project Leader Concepts & Acquisitions respectively with the project team
  • Documentation performance with respect to minutes of meetings, call reports and the distribution of relevant documents
  • Allocate project hours within each relevant valid system, e.g. SAP
  • Supervise interns and graduates currently working on their thesis
  • Propose continuous improvement ideas in business efficiency and cost reduction
  • Capitalizes on knowledge and shares best practices / lessons learned across organization and within the site
  • Support the leadership and commitment from top management according to the NAO environmental policy and ISO 14001.
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and adherence to:
    • Faurecia Group Code of Ethics
    • Faurecia Group Code of Management
    • Faurecia Group Environmental Policy
    • Faurecia Group Quality Policy
  • All other duties as assigned by the company



Position Specifications


  • Establishing preliminary BOM


Knowledge / Skills:

  • Intermediate to proficient skills in Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Excel)
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing process such as injection molding, covering and assembling
  • With regards to labor costs, machine costs and time of process
  • Strong mathematical skills required in order to understand cost development
  • Ability to communicate decisions with credibility and confidence
  • Ability to interact effectively with all hierarchic levels


Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or a related engineering discipline
    • And/or a minimum of 4 - 6 years of cost estimation experience in the automotive industry
  • Minimum 5 years of proven experience in design and development within an industrial environment, preferably in automotive interior parts


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Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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