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Regional Purchasing Manager

Date:  12-Sep-2022
Country/Region:  FR
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  38294

ibilities and duties

A Regional Buyer belongs to a Regional IdP team in charge of all plants located in a defined geographical area. The role of a Regional Buyer is to manage and monitor all supplier issues in line with Group IdP Purchasing Strategy to improve Quality, Cost, and Delivery (QCD) performance, and to contribute to, or to lead productivity actions.


The main missions of the role are:


      Be part of the IdP Commodity team projects :

o Participate to the projects and competitive bids led by the IdP Commodity team. Integrate the needs of the region. Contribute to data collection, specifications, and evaluation of the results.

o Take in charge the implementation of the  commodity  contracts in the Region. Ensure implementation follow-up and regular audits of the contract compliance.

o Will be in charge to implement at a larger scale some commodity segment strategy and coordinate buyers’ panel on such segments – the scale of this responsibility can be national or run over a cluster of countries – will interact with the Segment Expert at Zonal level and Commodity team at Global level to ensure consistency of roadmap and data accuracy on these segments in the diverse tools of the group.



      Optimize purchases portfolio not covered by Corporate contracts or projects in progress :

o Consolidate recurrent local needs,  globalize completive bids, reduce supplier base and manage it through consistent contracts, at Regional level when makes sense, involving Legal when necessary

o Take in charge local one-shot needs, projects, negotiation and contracts

o Guarantee supplier contracts are consistent, involving the legal department when necessary or following their guidelines, in order to protect the company.

o Ensure follow-up of contract application and regular audit of contract compliance. Systematically deploy a reporting system with suppliers.

o Make sure that the above actions are consistent with the Commodity strategy and identify subjects that could be generalized at national or corporate level to get a better benefit.


      Lead or contribute to productivity and cost saving actions :

o Work closely with the Plant Managers and the Plants departments to identify and run saving actions beyond price negotiation,  such as  : best practices implementation, consumption reduction, technical optimization, standardization…

o Lead productivity action plan involving suppliers


      Manage the administrative purchase order process :

o Be responsible of the purchase order process, in Ariba and FCS SAP, and interact with the Purchasing Support Platform to achieve compliance to FCP

o Guarantee the compliance of the purchasing process with FCP rules in the various phases:  competitive bids and supplier selection, purchase order process, as well as with the Code of Ethics.

o Manage the supplier issues under purchasing responsibility, such as  : prices agreement to be updated in the IT system, price discrepancies between purchase order price and invoice prices, …

o Manage the supplier issues not under purchasing responsibility if they become recurrent and are escalated to purchasing, such as : repetitive problem in quantity delivered, repetitive contract non compliance in services contract, ….


      Apply the methodology and IT tools defined and implemented by Group NPP, such as :

o Project management and associated reporting process, including PAP MRO

o Contract Database, to store and manage all contracts

o e-RFI, e-RFQ, e-auction tools when makes sense




The ideal candidate will have/be :


Minimum Education Level: Higher education degree (bachelors, master, MBA) in Engineering, or Business


Nice to have: Professional purchasing qualification


Experience :

    • Minimum 3 years experience in purchasing in an industrial environment

Nice to have :

▪ Experience in production

▪ Experience including an international assignment would be an advantage


Skills and competencies :

    • Computer literate and good knowledge of IT systems
    • English fluent
    • Ability to work in matrix organization

Communication and presentation skills


Place of work : saint Michel sur Meurthe (88) + business trips on East of France