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VIE Serial Buyer

Country/Region:  RO
Contract Type:  VIE
Requisition ID:  4785

"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."

Our Covers and Foam Solutions Division  is looking for a VIE Serial Buyer for its Central Team at Talmaciu (ROMANIA).

Essential responsibilities and duties

The Series Buyer is responsible for improving the supplier performance in production (quality, cost, delivery) for several plants, in line with purchasing strategy.



The main missions of the role are:

  • Contribute to the identification and implementation of productivity actions (product / process) for cost reduction, in close coordination with Commodity teams
  • Conduct productivity workshops at supplier facilities (TVO, Lean, Octoplus)
  • Monitor productivity performance for supplier perimeter through cross-functional teamwork in the plants under his/her responsibility (i.e. productivity committees). Present to the plants management board the productivity plan
  •  Challenge Commodity Buyers to achieve the Purchasing Budget for his/her plants
  •  For most critical topics, support the Supply Chain team to improve supplier deviation in Misdeliveries Per Million (MPM)
  •  Be involved in the kick off in program phase to prepare the start of Production. Lead transfers meetings with Program Buyers at the take-over
  •  Lead negotiation for Engineering Change Requests within his/her perimeter, and product productivity, in close relationship with commodities
  • Support plants to troubleshoot operational issues
  • Ensure for serial resourcing, supplier selection from the agreed supplier panel: identify and consult suppliers, manages supplier RFQ based on panel given by the Commodity Buyers.
  • Ensure information in plants ERP’s are correct and up to date and in line with supplier invoices
  • Support the commodity in the construction of the strategy with any necessary data’s (benchmarks in the market etc..)

Other Responsibilities:

  • Perform the function with discipline and accept responsibilities in accordance with the Politics of the Quality and the Environment and Security, making everything to assure the conformity of the products supplied to our customers and to avoid the occurrence of casualties, in respect to itself exactly and the thirds, as well as of material damages and aggression the environment;
  • To fulfil and to make to fulfil he rules of security and the politics and procedures of HSE;
  • Respect and ensure in his/her daily approach the correct and fully implementation of the Faurecia code of ethics (Respect for fundamental Human Rights, Development of economic and social dialogue,  Development of skills, Ethics and rules of business conduct,  if necessary reporting infringements to the Code of Ethics).
  • Respect and ensure in his/her daily approach the correct and fully implementation of the Faurecia code of management (BUSINESS PLANNING, BUSINESS EXECUTION, PERFORMANCE Management & PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT, BUSINESS ETHICS)



The ideal candidate will have/be :

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

Nice to have: Specialization in international purchasing or supply chain

Skills and competencies : 

  •  Fluent English
  •  Ability to work in matrix organization
  •  Good communication and interpersonal skills


The length of the VIE is 12 months.

The V.I.E., an international young graduate program, enables young professionals who are less than 28 and European Union nationals to work for a French company in any country of the world. Becoming part of this program means going abroad to carry out a professional assignment for up to 24 months whilst benefiting from social care coverage and an interesting salary which depends on the host country. Business France, the French agency for international business development, is in charge of all the administrative procedures of your assignment. For further information, please visit the following link: https://www.civiweb.com/EN/index.aspx

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