Indirect Purchasing and Convenience Buyer (F/H)

Purchasing, Supply Chain & Logistics

Paris - France

Permanent contract

10 January 2024

ABOUT FORSEE POWER

A major player in the smart and connected battery sector. We design, develop and manufacture high-performance battery solutions for various markets such as electromobility, stationary energy and industrial applications.

The benefits :

  • RTT
  • Luncheon vouchers
  • Health insurance
  • Profit-sharing scheme
  • 50% transport reimbursement

Mission

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are currently looking for a talented and passionate Indirect and Commodity Buyer to join our dynamic team. As such, your key tasks and responsibilities will be :

1 – Indirect purchasing

Set up purchasing and supply conditions for Capex and non-production purchasing requirements (industrial, maintenance, services, consumables, etc.) for the Chasseneuil-Du-Poitou plant and other sites as required, as well as for certain purchasing families. Act as ERP Key User for Purchasing.

  • At the plant’s request, help draw up invitations to tender or specifications for service requirements, canvass and analyze the market for suppliers and services (security, cleaning, green spaces, catering, PPE, testing, recycling, etc.),
  • Following purchase requests, find the supplier best suited to the need, negotiate prices and lead times;
  • For consumables, insulation, adhesives, paint, as well as distributors and cataloguists, carry out the sourcing plan (giving priority to suppliers on the panel and, if necessary, seeking out new, more relevant suppliers).
  • Analyze responses to calls for tender and assess suppliers’ ability to meet requirements
  • Negotiate the best purchasing conditions, then conclude contracts
  • Evaluate suppliers and products (audits, satisfaction surveys, sampling, etc.) and suggest areas for improvement.
  • Ensure compliance with supplier commitments (cost/time/quality) and settle disputes with suppliers
  • Collect and monitor supplier-related KPIs and implement corrective action plans where necessary
  • Report weekly to the European Purchasing Manager
  • Maintain an indicator showing price before and after negotiation.
  • Maintain an up-to-date list of all suppliers within its scope (contacts, products, opinions, etc.).

2 – Convenience purchasing

  • Draw up sourcing plan
  • Estimate the cost/time of parts based on the initial bill of materials.
  • Carry out RFI and RFQ according to project phases (Gates) based on Technical, Quality and Logistics specifications.
  • Negotiate the best purchasing conditions on the basis of the Design Office’s specifications.
  • Ensure legal and financial protection by formalizing supplier contracts.
  • Actively participate in “design to cost” initiatives with development teams and suppliers, to propose alternatives that reduce the purchase price.
  • Ensure compliance with supplier commitments (cost/time/quality).
  • Settle disputes with suppliers.
  • Collect and monitor KPIs linked to project and series purchasing, and implement corrective action plans where necessary.

You will be in direct and constant contact with the company’s various departments: Project Managers, Procurement, Engineering, Quality, Finance, etc. and will have the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team contributing to innovation for a better impact and securing our energy future.

Profile

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR IN YOU

  • Knowledge of mechanical component purchasing (busbars, screws, insulators)
  • Mastery of project management: drafting RFQ/RFI specifications, quality, schedule follow-up, etc.
  • Mastery of negotiation techniques and the various methods of consulting service providers (calls for tender, referencing, etc.) and cost breakdowns.
  • Fluent English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel)
  • Knowledge of ERP systems such as Infor-LN or Navision would be a plus.
  • Autonomous and proactive, creative, rigorous, with excellent analytical skills and results-oriented.
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience as an Indirect Buyer and, if possible, as a Co-modity Buyer in an industrial company for demanding markets in terms of purchasing quality (automotive or bus, etc.).
  • Technical training supplemented by purchasing training (or at least a good technical awareness)

👩👨‍🦱 WHAT WE OFFER YOU

  1. A stimulating work environment: We strongly believe in creating an inclusive and welcoming work environment for all. We are dedicated to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion across all strata of our business and strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds, beliefs and orientations to join our innovative electric battery team.
  2. Professional development opportunities: We invest in the development of our employees by offering ongoing training programs, internal mobility opportunities and exciting projects that will enable you to develop your skills.
  3. Impact on the world: By joining Forsee Power, you will contribute to the transition towards cleaner, more sustainable mobility, as well as to improving energy performance in various industrial sectors.
  4. Work-life balance: We believe in the importance of balance and well-being. At Forsee Power, we offer flexible working hours, attractive benefits and opportunities for personal development.

Are you ready to take up the challenge and become part of a Group that is leading the energy revolution? Join us in shaping the future of electric mobility and clean energy.

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