Steel, Tubes & Welding Wire Commodity Manager - PUR15608

Function: Purchasing
Localization: United States - Indiana - Columbus
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 13 March 2019

Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer


“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 Faurecia Clean Mobility Division is looking for an Steel Commodity Manager at our Clean Mobility Crossroads location in Columbus, Indiana.

Job summary:

The role of a Steel Commodity Manager is to structure the building of a supplier panel for one or more commodities, pilot the overall productivity of the panel and manage a commodity team. 

The main missions of the role are to:

  • Participate in the building of the strategy to be deployed for the specific commodity in coordination with Business Group and company objectives

  • Structure the building of the supplier panel: organize associated marketing and pilot supplier selection according to Group criteria

  • Pilot panel management: lead the supplier performance follow-up, implement a supplier reduction plan consistent with Business Group and Division objectives

  • Define the global productivity objectives of suppliers

  • Develop and implement tools to improve global productivity (Low-cost countries, e-sourcing, value-analysis)

  • Negotiate general agreements with the main suppliers of assigned commodities

  • Ensure the utilization of the supplier panel by program and plant buyers

  • Manage the assigned commodity buyers team

  • Report activities following defined policies

Candidate profile 

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Masters degree in engineering with a specialisation in international purchasing

  • Minimum 3 years experience in the same level of position in an industrial environment

  • Results oriented  with strong written and oral communications skills

  • Ability to work in a matrixed organisation

  • Leadership and charisma

  • International mind set, overseas experience a plus

  • Minimum bi-lingual (English required)

  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management

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