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DIVISION Intelligent Exterior Systems

Missions :

  • Participates to the definition and deployment of the Purchasing Strategy for the Tooling & Equipment category (perimeter: Europe – 8 countries / 5 Engineering Centers)
  • Leads RFQ’s and Sourcing Process according to Internal Customers’ needs (QCD)
  • Supports Sales and New Business Acquisition Team to win RFQs
  • Strengthen relationship with other departments (Innovation, Engineering, Programs etc.) in order to build a common and consistent strategy

Activities :

  • Scouts, identifies and promotes market opportunities internally (Innovative, Economic, Technological and Geographical)
  • Ensures Purchasing Strategy is up to date and aligned with Internal Customers’ needs
  • Promotes the Purchasing Strategy internally
  • Participates to suppliers’ audit with Supplier Quality Leader
  • Follows, reports and acts to improve the suppliers’s performance
  • Is responsible for risk management of his suppliers (financial health of suppliers, penetration rate …)
  • Respects legal & environmental rules applicable on his markets
  • Challenges internal specifications
  • Leads the suppliers sourcing process ensuring QCD targets are achieved
  • Identifies Bundle opportunities for new sourcings
  • Supports the development of auction award process
  • Supports Programs and Plants in case of issues (Quality, Supply, etc)
  • Is the 2nd step of supplier escalation process in case of crisis
  • Is the Supplier local Key Account and manages the relationships according to the Purchasing Policy
  • Estimates Tooling & Equipment cost during New Business Acquisition phase


As a responsible company, Plastic Omnium pays particular attention to diversity and equality within its teams and the Group commits to treat all job applications equally.

Educational background:

Mechanical or Plastic Processing Engineering Degree or Business School background with specialty in Purchasing Management.

Technical skills:  

Advanced Purchasing Process

Commodity Strategy Management

Technical Cost Breakdown Analysis

Financial Analysis Basics

Injection Mould knowledge would be a real advantage but is not mandatory

Soft skills:

English fluent mandatory / German fluent would be an additional advantage but is not mandatory

Leadership/Team player

Curious, autonomous and well organized

Rigor & result oriented

Previous Experience:

Commodity or Project Buyer in an industrial & international environment

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