Commodity Buyer

Responsibilities

  • The role of a Commodity Buyer is to structure the building of a supplier panel for one or more commodities and ensure the overall productivity of the panel. The main missions of the role are to: Structure the building of the panel: participate in the definition and the implementation of the purchasing panel policy for assigned commodities, manage supplier selection according to Group criteria
  • Panel management: ensure a regular follow-up of the supplier performance in relation with the Supplier Quality Assurance Manager and implement a suppliers reduction plan consistent with Divisions and in coordination with the Business Groups
  • Manage the global suppliers productivity in relation with plant buyers
  • Develop and implement tools to improve global productivity
  • Negotiate and implement general agreements with the main suppliers
  • Ensure the utilisation of the panel by program and plant buyers
  • Ensure the reporting of his or her activities following defined policies

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have/be:
  • Masters degree in engineering with a specialisation in international purchasing
  • Minimum 3 years experience as a Commodity Buyer in an industrial environment
  • Results orientation with strong written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to work in a matrixed organisation
  • International mind set, overseas experience a plus
  • Bi/multi-lingual (English required)