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Purchasing Director - Programs/Acquisition & Innovation

Date:  14-Sep-2021
Country/Region:  US
City:  AUBURN HILLS HQ R&D
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  15862

Overall responsibilities and duties:

 

The Purchasing Director for new programs, acquisitions & Innovation is responsible for management of all purchase’s activities related to new Business & innovation. On top of productivity, Back office & commodity teams in Purchasing this function will work directly with the following areas: Programs, Acquisitions, Innovation, Manufacturing, Process Engineering, Maintenance, Quality and Logistics functions.

 

 

The main missions of the role are:

 

 

  • Ensures flawless program launches that meet goals for cost, quality, and delivery
  • Drives clear, efficient communication across Purchasing, Program Management and all relevant cross-functional team members
  • Ensures that sourced suppliers are compliant with key requirements prior to sourcing (e.g. conflict minerals, working conditions, Ecovadis, etc.)
  • Ensures that all program sourcing meets stated customer-specific requirements in addition to Faurecia requirements
  • Apply Gap to Benchmarking in costing for all new sources/programs & new acquisitions
  • Owner of Supplier nomination committee
  • Ensures that Purchasing documents and contracts with Suppliers agree with Seating Product Group rules and local prevailing laws
  • Ensure all new sourcing’s are aligned with Faurecia golden rules & mandatory process (SNC, Contracts, etc)
  • Keeps team informed about all relevant information; is responsible for managing all Human Resources of their team including their professional development and annual performance reviews and participation in recruitment
  • Respect Supplier panel & Commodity Strategy
  • Purchasing Representative at PRC ( Local & global)
  • Deliver state of the art files to the productivity/Series team
  • First point of escalation within purchasing team inside the program platform
  • Implements the Seating Product Group Purchasing Policy within North America Seating Division
  • Implements management control and reporting system according to Seating BG Product Group rules

 

 

  • Implements Supplier Quality Assurance policy defined by the Seating Product Group
  • Participates in Supplier selection where required to meet Program objectives and improve the area supply base within North America Seating Division
  • Supervises program purchasing activities in close liaison with program management, and encouraging early contribution of purchasing and co-design Suppliers to the development process in programs
  • Maintains a Purchasing team adapted to the assigned missions in co-operation with the General Management of North America Seating Division and the Seating Product Group Purchasing VP,
  • Ensures the Continuous Improvement of the professional skills of the North America Seating Purchasing team through training and recruitment of experts in their field
  • Provides regular and accurate reporting of purchasing activities to the Management structure,
  • Ensure Best in Class for new acquisitions – Right first time
  • Full involvement & deployment of Innovation committee
  • Ensures application and respect of the relevant Seating Business Group and/or Purchasing procedures in place
  • Ensure all department operations are in compliance with corporate policies and procedures and Federal and State laws.
  • Provide leadership, motivation and support to employees at all levels to achieve their goals.
  • Provide leadership to all departments to optimize and strengthen the organization.
  • Promote communication between all departments.
  • Supervises program purchasing activities in close liaison with program management, and encouraging early contribution of purchasing and co-design suppliers to the development process in programs
  • Monitors the performance of suppliers according to the SGPM procedures under the responsibility of the SQA Team
  • Provides regular and accurate reporting of purchasing activities to the Management structure
  • Manages the Human Resources of the Purchasing Team including their professional development, performing annual performance & salary reviews (direct reports)
  • Negotiates contracts and cost savings with the supply base
  • Ensures the efficient and timely management of engineering change requests vis-à-vis the suppliers
  • Ensures the continuous improvement of the professional skills of the purchasing team through training and recruitment of experts.
  • Ensure leadership in the acquisition activities related to purchasing

 

 

Qualifications:

 

Minimum education level:  Bachelor’s degree in related field. (SCM degree and/or Master’s preferred)

 

Experience:

 

  • 5+ years Purchasing
  • 3+ years Program Management
  • 3+ years Managerial

 

Skills & Competencies:

 

  • Management Proficiency
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, including cross-culturally
  • Expert-level knowledge of Purchasing, Supplier Quality and Program Management
  • Influencing skills to achieve results through others
  • Strong sense of teamwork
  • Ability to conduct an analysis and communicate the results and consequences clearly
  • Strategic Planning and Continuous Improvement
  • Decision Making
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management
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