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Commodity Buyer

Date:  17-Jan-2022
Country/Region:  MX
City:  SAN LUIS POTOSI FAS 1
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  24184

 

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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.

 

 

  • Essential responsibilities and duties: 
  • The commodity buyer is responsible for deploying the commodity strategy for its assigned commodities. The role of the Commodity Buyer is to manage relationship / negotiation with suppliers, pilot the utilization of supplier panel in programs and series production during sourcing, and ensure supplier performance.
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  • The main missions of the role are:
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    • Provide inputs for Commodity strategy definition to Commodity Managers and Directors  
    • Responsible for implementing the strategy through panel policy for assigned commodities, and accountable of the strategy deployment
    • Identify new suppliers to integrate the panel (scouting) and propose to GCD with Regional Commodity Manager their integration in suppliers panel list
    • Ensure that the strategic panel is implemented in the Development phase
    • Accountable for management of suppliers in his/her portfolio including risk management 
    • Identify innovation capabilities of suppliers and product / techno innovation within the assigned geographical scope and for assigned commodities
    • Manage relationship with his/her suppliers, supported by the Regional Commodity Manager
    • Provide inputs to Regional Commodity managers 
    • Provide inputs for purchasing performance monitoring
    • Accountable for budget realization for their Commodity
    • Provide inputs to Finance for new suppliers’ cost models (cost structure, cost drivers, etc.)
    • Provide local insights & inputs to cost model performance update to Finance
    • Support acquisition buyers by challenging cost estimations and cost breakdown
    • Launch RFI for benchmarking and market test
    • Provide supplier list eligible for sourcing to program buyer according commodity strategy for sustainable QCD performance
    • Support program buyer to reach QCD targets
    • Build supplier risk mitigation plans with support of serial buyers
    • Follow up resourcing and mitigation plan effectiveness
    •  Support performance of purchasing productivity projects, joins external productivity workshops at suppliers, push execution of identified actions if required 

Intervene in major supplier issues escalated by serial buyers (escalation, threshold to be defined)

 

Qualifications

 

The ideal candidate will have/be :

 

Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering or Business.

Nice to have: Professional Purchasing Qualification

 

Experience:

o Minimum 5 years experience in purchasing in an industrial environment (serial life or program)

o Experience of successfully managing and negotiating contracts Nice to have: Automotive experience would be an advantage

 

Skills and competencies:

o Strong Knowledge of supply portfolio and market research and analysis

o Understanding of sourcing strategies and application (make or buy analysis,…)

o Deep understanding of business practices, market dynamics and trends

o Knowledge of contractual and legal aspects

o English fluent o International minded

o Results oriented o Negotiation and interpersonal skills

o Capacity to influence Nice to have o Knowledge of assigned commodity (products, technologies, cost models)

o Financial skills o Another language depending on the region

 

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Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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