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Purchasing Acquisition Manager

Date:  20-Sep-2021
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  19600

Overall responsibilities and duties:


The Purchasing manager acquisition & Innovation is responsible to ensure that all acquisitions are quoted using the Benchmarking costs (right first time) for BOP respecting the defined supplier panel and footprint strategy & fully involved in the innovation committee of the Division & BG ensuring all projects are addressed properly within purchasing organization & suppliers.


The main missions of the role are:


  • Ensure costing estimation is done right first time,
  • Respect the timing to send an official quote to the sales/finance department
  • Drives clear, efficient communication across Purchasing, Acquisition & Innovation team and all relevant cross-functional team members
  • Ensures that target suppliers used are compliant with key requirements prior sharing the costs (e.g. conflict minerals, working conditions, Ecovadis, etc.)
  • Apply Gap to Benchmarking methodology in costing for all new acquisitions
  • Owner of Supplier Acquisition committee
  • Ensures that Purchasing documents and contracts with Suppliers agree with Seating Product Group rules and local prevailing laws
  • Collect guidance from commodity team in terms of cost models & supplier/commodity strategy
  • Contribute with global acquisition team sharing information about local suppliers & best practices
  • Provide feedback to the costing team related to BOP competitiveness
  • Contribute to the concept of Client-Offer: participate from offer conception phase and involve expert suppliers in this business acquisition phase
  • Provide Support in the make or buy decision
  • Full involvement in the Innovation committee from BG & Division
  • Capture Innovation R&D / Marketing requirements to ensure full alignment towards suppliers
  • Support supplier Tech day selection & organization
  • Manage RFI/RFQ/SNC for innovation components/projects
  • Manage supplier `s technical & process validation
  • Close integration with R&D, Innovation & Commodity team
  • Attend Innovation committee & gate reviews












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




  • 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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