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Serial Life Buyer

Date:  14-Jan-2022
Country/Region:  US
City:  Saline
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  27192


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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.



Position Summary: The role of a Serial Life Buyer is to manage and monitor direct material supplier activities for components in serial life production. Actions will be in line with Group Purchasing policy, to improve Quality Cost and Delivery (QCD) performance.



  • Ensure high level of supplier quality performance and take appropriate action plans for corrections with Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer and reach the Parts Per Million (PPM) targets. Recharge justified non quality cost due to suppliers. Reporting of PPM and metrics
  • Define opportunities for cost reduction, validate them with Commodity teams and implement them.  All actions must be registered in Productivity Action Plan (PAP) system. Report Purchasing indexes and Profit & Loss effects
  • Work closely with the Supply Chain team to support supplier deviation in on time delivery.
  • Propose parts to be relocated to low cost countries to the commodity buyer/manager
  • Be involved in the supplier selection and kick off in program phase to prepare the start of Production
  • Maintain plant vendor list updated and in line with Commodity strategy. Propose and contribute to downsizing
  • Monitor all relevant suppliers and parts information and ensure proper ordering, invoicing & cost control
  • Inform Commodity teams in case of major volumes changes. Validate Plant QCD information sent to the Group
  • Propose continuous improvement ideas in business efficiency and cost reduction
  • Capitalizes on knowledge and shares best practices / lessons learned across organization and within the site
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and adherence to:
    • Faurecia Group Code of Ethics
    • Faurecia Group Code of Management
    • Faurecia Group Environmental Policy
    • Faurecia Group Quality Policy
  • All other duties as assigned by the company


Position Specifications


  • Serial Life Buyer has authority to create spot buy PO’s
  • Serial Life Buyer has authority to validate supplier debit memos
  • Serial Life Buyer has authority to request price changes


Knowledge / Skills:

  • Ability to build cross-functional relationships across the organization.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to be persuasive
  • Results oriented with capability to manage conflict while working in a fast pace environment
  • Ability to work in a matrixed organization


Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, supply chain or business
  • Minimum 3 years experience Buyer in an industrial environment
  • Experience in SAP preferred


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Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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