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Innovation Program Purchasing Leader

Date:  30-Aug-2021
Country/Region:  FR
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  18300

Who are we?

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 are willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be.


Do you want to be a part of the transformation to create a cleaner world for tomorrow?

Faurecia Clean Mobility develops and produces solutions to drive Mobility and Industry towards zero emission. Our solutions for air quality, energy efficiency, acoustic performance and powertrain electrification address the needs of passenger cars and commercial vehicles manufacturers, industrial and high horsepower applications.


We need strong expertise and key competencies also displaying high energy and agility, so we are looking for a LVE (Light Vehicles) Innovation Program Purchasing Leader (M/W) in our R&D center based in Bavans, France


The role of an Innovation Program Purchasing Leader is to anticipate the specific requirements for Innovation programs (supplier technologies, geographical location and target costs), and to ensure the commodity panel strategy is appropriate to support the acquisition. The role continues to select and pilot suppliers from the agreed supplier panel in order to achieve Program objectives.


In an innovation context, a Program Purchasing Leader has to achieve a strategic scouting for new components not yet managed inside the Group targeted supplier panel.


Your main responsabilities :

  • Contribute to the conception of the client offer: participate in the program team from the offer conception phase/Pre-Request For Quotation Approval (RFQA), and involve expert suppliers in the Pre-RFQA phase.
  • Achieve a reliable supplier panel  : identify partner suppliers for critical components development, constitute a strategic panel according to the Group criteria's and the need of the program, when the panel is not existing yet.
  • Negotiate and implement development agreement with suppliers when relevant
  • Ensure confidentiality of information exchange through Non Disclosure Agreement signature
  • Ensure supplier selection from the agreed supplier panel: identify, in accordance with the commodity buyer, and consult suppliers. Negotiate or participate with the commodity buyer in supplier negotiations and the final choice of supplier.
  • Direct performance follow-up during the Innovation program phase: manage suppliers, compare costs  with objectives, ensure quality during the program phase, respect delivery deadlines and especially ensure that the program phase reviews, or " gate " reviews  are supported according to the defined deliverables in the Innovation Program Management System (iPMS).
  • Facilitate the transfer of the Innovation to the Division regarding purchasing aspect


In addition, the LVE Innovation Program Purchasing Leader will be in charge of the following tasks :


  • Ensure Team Performance to overall performance objective
  • Structure and pilot tools/ documents/ process improvement
  • Pilot the Supply Quality coordination and support
  • Manager task force activities when needed


The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Master's degree with a specialization in purchasing
  • Minimum 3 years experience as a Program buyer in a industrial environment
  • Results oriented with strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a matrixed organization
  • Knowledge of supplier cost structure
  • Internationam mindset, overseas experience a plus
  • Minimum bi-lingual (English Mandatory)


What is it like to work with us?

  • International working network of more than 100,000 employees globally
  • Respect, entrepreneurship, exemplarity, autonomy, accountability and energy are our values
  • We build a dynamic career path with you
  • We can also offer some advantages like relocation package, home office…
  • We promote diversity of gender, nationality and differently abled

Come and join us !


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