Program Buyer - PUR15246

Function: Purchasing
Localization: United States - Indiana - Columbus
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 14 May 2018
Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer
"Technical Perfection and automotive passion" is what defines Faurecia. We design, engineer and provide the best in technology, systems and services for automobile makers in every major market on all five continents. If you share our ambition for technical perfection and our passion for all things automotive, Faurecia has a career for you.
"Faurecia, a driving force…for your professional growth."
Our North American Faurecia Clean Mobility Division is looking for a Program Buyer for its Clean Mobility Crossroads site (Technical Center & headquarter of Clean Mobility Division North America) at Columbus, IN.
The Program Buyer is responsible for managing interface between program and suppliers, anticipating the specific requirements for new programs (supplier technologies, geographical location and target costs), and ensuring the commodity panel strategy is appropriate to support the program. The role selects and pilots suppliers from the agreed supplier panel in order to achieve Program objectives.  The Program Buyer belongs to the program core team.
The main missions of the role are:
    • Ensure supplier selection from the agreed supplier panel: identify and consult suppliers, manages supplier RFQ based on panel given by the Commodity Buyers. Negotiate or participate with the Commodity Buyer in supplier negotiations and the final choice of supplier (leads sourcing committee process to select suppliers from list provided by commodity buyers)
    • Follow direct performance during the program phase: manage suppliers, compare costs  with objectives, ensure quality during the program phase, respect delivery deadlines and in particular ensure that the program phase reviews are supported within the framework of the Faurecia Program Management System (PMS)
    • Ensure early involvement of the Series Buyers in the program before the series phase
    • Manage specific mandated suppliers when requested and agreed with customers
    • Negotiate Engineering Change Requests
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 3 years experience in an industrial environment
Nice to have:
• First experience in purchasing or in program management
• Experience including an international assignment would be an advantage
Skills and competencies :  
    • Knowledge of dedicated product design, development and launch processes
    • Knowledge of supplier cost structures
    • Fluent English
    • Good written and oral presentation skills
    • Good planning and organization skills
    • International mindset
    • Ability to work in a matrix organization 
    • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia's Code of Ethics and Code of Management
Nice to have:
• Knowledge of APQP and program management in automotive
• Another language depending on the region
• Strong analytical capabilities
• Results oriented



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