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Central Material Planner

Country/Region:  MX
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  6427

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

Main Mission

The Central Material Planner is accountable to ensure the daily execution of the procurement process related to serial materials supply in own portfolio to meet the production schedule, minimum stock levels of the customer plants, according to Service Levels Agreements and agreed Operational Cost (transaction cost).

Deliverables, Performance Indicators

  • Supplier performance: MPM, backlogs
  • Alerts follow up: # or alerts raised, resolution effectiveness, time to solve…
  • Cost effectiveness: number of lines processed/month, Truck filling rate for routes of the scope, cost recharge effectiveness ( to suppliers or to plants according to SLA)
  • Inventory/Cash Management: JNI reduction process: Parameter challenge ( MOQ, packaging, frequency, Lead Time improvements), and Supplier arbitration reduction.

Specific activities


  • On behalf of the plants, build-up a leveled procurement program per part/supplier, according to MRP calculation, taking into both plant needs (PIC/PDP) and suppliers’ capacity;
  • Collaborate with the Transport Team to synchronize and optimize both transport and supply plans, and so contribute to transportation cost management, ensure the right account affectation for exceptional freights follow up;
  • Lead the plant affectations of supplier deliveries when capacity constraints and ensure the proper communication/follow up;
  • Follow-up the execution of the plans, raise and manage alerts when needed; Understand and manage risks to minimize impact on production schedule;
  • Measure the supplier’s delivery performance (MPM), collaborate with Purchasing and the Plants to define corrective actions and improvement plans;
  • Ensure the eventual supplier/plant claims and cost recharge inputs to PC&L managers and Controllers ( Plants, Platform), follow the complete process with Purchasing to provide visibility & Forecast;
  • Collaborate with the plants, purchasing and transportation team to continuously reduce inventories through regular reviews of the inventory segmentation (JNI) parameters in FCS;
  • Coordinate empty packaging flows in collaboration with the plants and transport team.


Process standardization and development

  • Schedule the supply of materials/components to meet production requirements and minimum safety stock levels; Monitor inventory levels against agreed target levels (JNI);
  • Ensure the check of suppliers capacities (fixed and forecast horizon) with plants and Purchasing, highlight if any deviation and propose potentials alternatives;
  • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate Standard Processes for material supply from supplier to point of fit : EDI usage, Lisa, Lisa NG and ASN usage according to ICB rules and FES X.0 requirements
  • Ensure Master data accuracy related to procurement process, assess volume requirements against planning assumptions;
  • Minimize obsolete stock and ensure business is hold with minimum liability, according to validity dates managed by plant team;
  • Ensure the update of any supplier management documentation (SLA, Part Logistic data sheet, any specific agreements regarding packaging and safety stock requirement);
  • Contribution to roadmap for productivity portfolio and supplier’s management


Relationship Management

  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to forecast, plan and facilitate on-time materials to the production line as and when required, avoiding disruption to production;
  • Generate and communicate supplier material delivery schedules and forecasts to ensure they reflect requirements and meet demands; issue formal quarterly review for critical suppliers;
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with suppliers and ensure demand for materials is met and deliveries made on time; visits planning can be set up for selected suppliers;
  • Develop and implement processes and work with suppliers on continuous improvement initiatives.




The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Bachelor's degree in industrial or supply-chain management
  • Multi-functional & Multi-cultural communication,
  • SAP knowledge appreciated, especially MM module
  • Minimum bi-lingual (English + one other languages)
  • Customer orientation / Team spirit / Autonomy
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