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VP of Purchasing

Auburn Hills, MI, USA | Faurecia

  • Industry:
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Purchasing / Supply Chain / Logistics
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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Leads Division Program Buyer team to guarantee program purchasing performance (cost, quality, timing)

Defines and follows plant purchasing objectives

Drives the deployment of the purchasing policy and processes in the plants in order to achieve quality/cost/delivery objectives in coordination with plant managers

Leads specific Commodity Buyers team in order to define the related supplier panel, the commodity purchasing policy and leads global negotiations for the entire IS Business Group

Leads tooling buyers to guarantee day-to-day successful development of the toolings necessary on programs for division

Ensures efficient roll-out of purchasing best practices

Defines the purchasing policy and strategy for Tools across IS Divisions, within the guidelines defined by the purchasing VP and in coordination with the Industrial Engineering department

Leads sourcing initiatives with his Commodity Buyer team to ensure purchasing cost optimization for Tools across IS Business Group (supplier panel, purchasing policy, costing analysis, coordination with Tier 2 suppliers, global negotiations)

Supports tooling development follow-up on programs

Ensures efficient roll-out of purchasing best practices

The supervisory responsibilities include interviewing and hiring new employees, conducting performance reviews, planning and directing work, discipline employees, guiding and supporting employees in their professional development and other leadership responsibilities.

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

Support the leadership and commitment from top management according to the NAO environmental policy and ISO 14001.

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

Knowledge / Skills:

Excellent communication and negotiation skills

Working knowledge of Spanish, German or French will be a plus.

The performance needs to be in accordance with the Faurecia core, manager and director competencies.

Education / Experience:

BS and/or equivalent experience (8 to 10 years) with successful experience managing purchasing or manufacturing plastic parts for the automotive industry.


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