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VIE Productivity Buyer

Date:  04-Jun-2022
Country/Region:  MX
Contract Type:  VIE
Requisition ID:  35697

Faurecia Seating develops and produces seat systems that optimize the comfort and safety of occupants whileoffering premium quality to its customers. It develops innovative solutions for thermal and postural comfort, healthand wellness and advanced safety for the use cases of today and the cockpit of the future.

Main Purpose of the Job
The Buyer is in charge of building the supplier panel for a specific segment, selecting suppliers according to Group's criteria, application of the purchasing panel policy. He/She manages the supply panel. He/She leads ideas and initiatives inorder to improve the global productivity.


Additional responsibilities of the Buyer are:


  • Improve financial performance of the Division through supplier negotiations, resourcing and productivity actions.
  • Manage day to day performance of supply base for Quality, Cost and Delivery.
  • Responsible of purchasing budget.


Main Duties/Activities

  • Supports the Program Buyers with sourcing of new segments.
  • Pursues the most economical costs for goods/services required, in conjunction with obtaining continual long-termagreement savings opportunities.
  • Performs continual review and evaluation of the current supply base and also new potential suppliers through cross-functional supplier audits/visits based on the criteria provided by Group
  • Facilitate continuous improvement activities with the supply base to support VA/VE savings opportunities.
  • ECR/EO activity – obtain quotes for engineering changes and negotiate accordingly
  • Other duties and specific projects assigned. VA/VE workshops
  • Progress savings from inception through to completion.
  • Report monthly saving activity and hold management meetings with poor performing suppliers.
  • Secure supplier capacity.
  • Manage supplier´s tool life.


Specific Responsibilities


  • Identify savings. Add to forecast file and progress through to completion. Take ownership and responsibility foractions under buyer lead activity.
  • Identify savings at month end and cross match against productivity file to confirm completion.
  • Report savings each month to Manager and confirm with Controller that they are captured.
  • Charge Back validation costs via QSS database for poor quality and delivery performance.
  • Calculate retro’s for late identified savings and ensure they are captured at month end.
  • Where suppliers have consecutive months of mis-shipments, hold management reviews with supplier seniormanagement to ensure improvement.
  • Interface between department and plant or Commercial Business Unit.
  • Raise PO Approval form for any changes required to PO’s.
  • In event of supplier disruption to plant (quality or delivery) resolve if a critical or recurrent issue.
  • Monitors of the Supplier Global Performance Measurement in terms of quality and service of the cost via the SBGreporting structures
  • Follows market trends for specific commodities and raw materials
  • Prepares and deploys Commodity Strategies & Cost Models for various commodities
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