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Composite Commodity Buyer

Date:  28-Aug-2021
Country/Region:  FR
City:  Saint-Malo
Contract Type: 
Requisition ID:  20163

Faurecia Clean Mobility is a global business group that counts over 200 Purchasing professionals, amongst which 62 in France, 61 in Germany, 26 in other countries in Europe, 64 in the USA + Mexico. Faurecia, with its43 Business groups FCM, FCE, FAS and FIS, is one of the largest employers of Purchasing professional in the Industry worldwide, with over 800 Purchasing employees at all responsibility levels, within Local/Division/Business Group entities.


Our Faurecia Clean Mobility (FCM) Business Group is looking for an  Commodity BuyerZero Emissions (ZE) Division / Lightweight solutions Business unit, located in our Technical Center in Saint-Malo, France.


Zero Emissions (ZE) is a global FCM division dedicated to developing and marketing products for light-weighting and vehicle electrification. ZE counts over 400 employees, 2 plants, 1 Tech center in Saint-Malo (including the Purchasing organization of Zero Emission with 6 staff), 1 tech center in Ausburg, Germany, technical and sales staff in the USA and China. Our division is pioneering on a number of application aimed at emission reduction, such as electrification (battery packs, fuel cell), and lightweighting (use of lighter materials, including composite materials), structured in 4 business units. The Lightweight Solutions (LWS) Business Unit is aiming at integrating Composites as a technological advantage to our Seating, Interiors and other Clean Mobility products lines. LWS is looking for a Composite Commodity buyer.

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.


The main missions of the role are:

    • Structure the panel
    • Participate in the definition and the implementation of purchasing panel policy for assigned commodities
    • Manage supplier selection of his/her segment/s of the commodity and deploys it within the region
    • Manage relationship / negotiation with his/her suppliers supported by the Division / Region Commodity Manager
    • Ensure that the strategic panel is implemented in the Development phase (Supplier Nomination Committees)
    • Manage and drive productivity action plans
    • Fix the rules of productivity sharing between the suppliers and Faurecia
    • Manage and drive supplier quality and delivery performance
    • Manage insolvencies of suppliers and steer corrective action plan




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 :

    • Minimum 5 years experience in purchasing in an industrial environment (commodity mgt, serial life or program)
    • Experience of successfully managing and negotiating contracts


Nice to have: Automotive experience would be an advantage


Skills and competencies :  

    • Strong Knowledge of supply portfolio and market research and analysis
    • Understanding of sourcing strategies and application (make or buy analysis,…)
    •  Deep understanding of business practices, market dynamics and trends
    •  Knowledge of contractual and legal aspects
    •  English fluent
    • International minded
    • Results oriented
    •  Negotiation and interpersonal skills
    •  Capacity to influence


Nice to have

    • Knowledge of assigned commodity (products, technologies, cost models)
    • Financial skills
    • Another language appreciated (German)




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