The role of a Program Buyer is to anticipate the specific requirements for new
programs (supplier technologies, geographical location and target costs), and to ensure the commodity panel strategy is appropriate to support the acquisition. The role continues to select and pilot suppliers from the agreed supplier panel in order to achieve Program objectives.
Objectives of the mission :
>> Contribute to the conception of the client offer: participate in the program team from the offer conception phase/Pre-Requisition For Quotation Approval (RFQA), and involve expert suppliers in the Pre-RFQA phase.
>> Ensure supplier selection from the agreed supplier panel: identify , in accordance with the commodity buyer, and consult suppliers. Negotiate or participate with the commodity buyer in supplier negotiations and the final choice of supplier.
>> 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, or " gate "reviews are supported within the framework of the Program Management System (PMS).
>> Ensure early involvement of the plant buyers in the program before the series phase.
>> Manage specific mandated suppliers when requested and agreed with customers.
Experience level : Medium / 3-5years
Functional skills required :
>> 'Bachelor's degree in engineering with a specialization in international purchasing
>> 'Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Program Buyer in the automotive industry
>> 'Results oriented with strong written and oral communications skills
>> 'Ability to work in a matrixed organization, International mind set, overseas experience a plus. Minimum bi-lingual (English mandatory)
Technical skills required :
>>'Requisition For Quotation Approval (RFQA) (2 < 5ans)
>> 'Program Management System (PMS) (2 < 5ans)
>>Automotive Knowledge (2 < 5 ans)
Language : English (Fluent)