Purchasing Manager for Indirect purchases and commodities

Sales & Marketing

Paris - France

Permanent contract

12 May 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.

Benefits:

  • Paid time off
  • Meal vouchers
  • Health insurance
  • Profit-sharing
  • 50% transportation reimbursement

Missions

JOB DESCRIPTION

In full expansion, we are currently looking for a talented and passionate Purchasing Manager for indirect purchases and commodities to join our dynamic team. Your key tasks and responsibilities will include:

1 – Indirect Purchases

Setting up procurement conditions and supply for Capex and non-production purchasing needs (industrial, maintenance, services, consumables…) for the Chasseneuil-Du-Poitou factory and other sites if necessary, as well as for certain purchasing categories. Being the ERP Key user for Purchasing.

  • Upon request from the factory, assisting in the development of calls for tenders or specifications for service needs, prospecting and analyzing the supplier and service market (security, cleaning, landscaping, catering, PPE, testing, recycling…).
  • Following Purchase Requests, finding the supplier that best meets the need, negotiating prices and deadlines.
  • For consumables, insulators, adhesives, paints as well as distributors and cataloguers, conducting the sourcing plan (favoring suppliers on the panel and as needed by searching for new, more relevant suppliers).
  • Analyzing responses to tenders and assessing suppliers’ capacity to meet demands.
  • Negotiating the best purchasing conditions and then formalizing contracts.
  • Evaluating suppliers, products (audits, satisfaction surveys, sample collection, …) and proposing improvement areas.
  • Ensuring suppliers’ commitments (costs/delivery/quality) are met and resolving disputes with suppliers.
  • Collecting and monitoring KPIs related to suppliers and implementing corresponding corrective action plans as needed.
  • Providing weekly reporting to the European purchasing manager.
  • Maintaining an indicator showing the price before and after negotiation.
  • Keeping an updated list of all suppliers in your scope (contacts, products, feedback, …).

2 – Convenience Purchases

  • Conducting the sourcing plan
  • Estimating the cost/time of parts according to the initial bill of materials.
  • Performing RFIs and RFQs according to project phases (Gates) based on Technical, Quality, Logistics specifications.
  • Negotiating the best purchasing conditions based on the Bureau d’Etudes specifications.
  • Ensuring legal and financial protection by formalizing supplier contracts
  • Actively participating in “design to cost” approaches with development teams and suppliers to propose alternatives that reduce purchase prices.
  • Ensuring suppliers’ commitments (costs/delivery/quality) are met.
  • Resolving disputes with suppliers.
  • Collecting and monitoring KPIs related to project and series purchases and implementing corresponding corrective action plans as needed

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

Profile

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR IN YOU

  • Knowledge of purchasing mechanical components (busbars, screws, insulators)
  • Project management skills: RFQ/RFI specification writing, quality follow-up, planning…
  • Mastery of negotiation techniques and various provider consultation methods (tenders, referencing…) and cost breakdowns.
  • Fluent in English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel)
  • Knowledge of ERP such as Infor-LN or Navision would be a plus
  • Autonomous and proactive, creative, rigorous, with very good analytical skills and results-oriented.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience as a Purchasing Manager for indirect and possibly convenience purchases in an industrial company for demanding procurement markets (automotive or bus, …)
  • Technical training supplemented by purchasing training (or at least a good technical sensitivity)

👩👨‍🦱 WHAT WE OFFER YOU

  1. A stimulating work environment: We firmly believe in creating an inclusive and welcoming work environment for all. We are dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion across all layers of our company and strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds, beliefs, and orientations to join our innovative team in the field of electric batteries.
  2. Professional development opportunities: We invest in the development of our employees by offering continuous training programs, internal mobility opportunities, and exciting projects that will allow you to develop your skills.
  3. Impact on the world: By joining Forsee Power, you will contribute to the transition to cleaner and 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 schedules, attractive benefits, and personal development opportunities.

Ready to take on the challenge and be part of a Group leading the energy revolution? Join us in shaping the future of electric mobility and clean energy.

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