Our client is the 6th largest international automotive parts manufacturer in the world. It designs and manufactures seats, exhaust systems, interior systems and decorative aspects of a vehicle.
Main responsibilities :
Ensure supplier selection from the agreed supplier panel : identify and consult suppliers, manages supplier RFQ based on panel given by the Commodity Buyers.
Manage supplier negotiation with support of the Commodity Buyer and ensure final choice of supplier (leads sourcing committee process to select suppliers from list provided by commodity buyers)
Direct performance Follow-up 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
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering or Business with a specialization in international purchasing
Minimum 4 years experience as Program buyer on complex programs in Automotive industry
Good technical skills on plastic and metal parts.
Knowledge of supplier cost structure
Fluent in English
Good written and oral presentation skills
Good planning and organization skills
Ability to work in a matrix organization
Good negociation skills
Knowledge of APQP nice to have
German speaking nice to have