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Purchasing Team Lead

Location: Connaught
Reference no. : 1529
Date added: 04/07/2018
Salary: €Neg



Purchasing Team Lead


·         Drives Supplier Integration into Projects to optimize QCDI and non -recurring costs

·         Ensures Segment Strategy compliance along Sourcing Process in all Business awards


·         As Member of the Project Team, Leads Sourcing Process from CAA preparation till completion of PQA steps and Project closure.

·         Participates to Project Meeting and Activities (Project Kick Off, Sourcing Plan, Technical Steering Committee, Project Management Committee) and Supports project award during CAA for his/her own site.

·         Supports Project Manager in Preparation of Sourcing Plan to define mutual PTM commitments and conditions to proceed with Pre-SoCo (RFQ), SoCo (Award) and SOP at required QCD conditions.

·         Identifies Critical Parts as per CLEAN definitions and review contingency plan with related PTM (anticipated design Reviews, S-VRF, possible specification changes...). Request PM arbitration when required.

·         Involves Segment Leader (or Group Segment Director) in appropriate timing to share project constraints and propose sourcing strategy compliant with Group Segment Strategy

·         Selects supplier bid-list based on Compliant Segment Panel and liaise with Project and Segment organisations to identify Bundle opportunities.

·         Assess pre-ed suppliers risk impacts on the project related to Development or Production capacity, Technical or Quality capability, financial sustainability. Proposes with Project team & Commodity organisation mitigation plan and ensures it properly recorded in PuMa Pre-SoCo & SoCo pages.

·         Proposes Lotting and RFP tactics and anticipate use of Auctions with the Project Team

·         Co-ordinates S-VRF definition and plan Supplier Design reviews to:

·         Ensure Supplier full understanding,

·         Capture improvement proposals,

·         Obtain Supplier acceptance of company requirements,

·         Enhances competition at equivalent scope

·         Install competition between suppliers bringing at least two suppliers at the same technical level and proceeds with all negotiations to ensure successful RFQ and/or auction process.

·         Performs RFQ Process via PuMa & Auction (Live or Online)

·         Leverages commodity organisation to reach pre-sourcing, sourcing decisions and meet project targets.

·         Ensures timely sign off with the segments of all supplier contracts related the project (from development contracts to mass production)

·         For global platforms assembled in multiple plants of company, coordinates with PG/PL PPD, Platform Lead buyer (when appointed) and  other project buyers to ensure project will meet from SOP: (i) commodity strategy, (ii) localization needs of receiving plant, (iii) global leverage and securization of the supply base for the platform.

·         Manages achievement of all project milestones related to suppliers and follows progress of PQA stages.

·         Defines and controls communication flows and contents between project teams and suppliers. Ensures all necessary documentation (Project & Supplier) is properly stored in PuMa

·         Makes the best possible use of all PuMa features and promote its usage among his project team.

·         Pilot and forecast the project purchasing index and lead the productivity action plan (VP & PTBV) to reach CAA Targets.

·         Ensures proper transfer to Serial Production including Productivity Actions yet to implement (PTBV).

·         For advanced purchasing (P3/P2) :

·         proposes and validate with commodity organisation pre-sourcing target suppliers

·         manages all contractual aspects to protect company intellectual property and segment panel


KPIs :

·         Specific

·         Project Purchasing Index

·         SoCo Metrics (Sourcing Ratio LTA Business Link)

·         Project Milestones (PRAC, IS)

·         Unqualified Initial Samples (UIS)

·         Shared

·         Project inflation balance

·         Project platform localisation rate (must be in line or better than OEM project currency pass through)


·         Bachelor&rsquos Degree in engineering related field or equivalent.

·         APICS Certification desired

Professional Experience

·         3 - 5 Years experience in purchasing

·         High Level of Negotiation skills

·         Technological knowledge

·         Advanced Excel skills essential

·         Knowledge of Purchasing Tools desired &ndash SAP / E-procurement

·         Financial Awareness




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