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Purchasing Productivity Buyer

Date:  19-Sep-2021
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  16140

Overall responsibilities and duties:


The Productivity buyer is responsible to develop and implement commodity strategies, support the definition of the supplier panel and monitor performance to consistently improve QCD results for the production parts, identifying & executing productivity and strategic projects to deliver or exceed financial objectives of each plant.



The main missions of the role are:


  • Responsible for delivery of purchasing budget, updating forecast, reporting monthly savings activities
  • Participate or lead strategic supplier management reviews
  • Identify and lead departmental process improvement initiatives
  • Participate or lead monthly Purchasing performance review with internal stakeholders
  • Monitor strategic supplier QCD performance; facilitate and lead performance improvement action plans
  • Interface between department and Operations or Commercial Business Unit.
  • Review and approve purchase orders within delegation of authority responsibility
  • Investigate commodity/supplier benchmarks, follow market trends for specific commodities and raw materials
  • Oversight of the preparation and deployment of Commodity Strategies & Cost Models for various commodities. Contribute to the identification and implementation of productivity actions (product / process) for cost reduction, in close coordination with Commodity teams
  • Monitor productivity performance for supplier perimeter through cross-functional teamwork in the plants under his/her responsibility (i.e. productivity committees). Present to the plants management board the productivity plan
  • Challenge Commodity Buyers to achieve the Purchasing Budget for his/her plants
  • Manage Supplier charge Back (QSS)
  • Be involved in the kick off in program phase to prepare the start of Production. Lead transfers meetings with Program Buyers at the take-over
  • Execution of the appropriate risk mitigation plan
  • Provide inputs to the Commodity on supplier risks management
  • Lead negotiation for Engineering Change Requests within his/her perimeter, and product productivity, in close relationship with commodities
  • Trouble Shooting & Support the plant in terms of Supplier’s Quality/Delivery/costing & price issues
  • Purchasing ICB compliance management at plant level
  • Value Creation analysis (Logistic, operations, quality)
  • Execution of resourcing of bad performer suppliers
  • TVO/External VA/VE & Internal Plant productivity Management (follow up in the implementation & savings)
  • Manage the prices discrepancies and monitor payment issues




Minimum education level:  Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Finance




  • 4 years automotive industry preferred
  • 2 years in Purchasing / Logistic or supplier quality


Skills & Competencies:


  • Performance Management
  • Management Proficiency
  • Coordination, Coaching
  • Process Improvement
  • Decision Making
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management


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