Localization Academy

Project Buyer

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Valeo ist ein globales Technologieunternehmen, das innovative Lösungen entwickelt, um die Mobilität neu zu erfinden. Wir sind ein Partner von Automobilherstellern und Akteuren der neuen Mobilität weltweit. Unsere Vision? Eine grünere und sicherere Mobilität zu erfinden, dank Lösungen, die sich auf intuitives Fahren und die Reduzierung von CO2-Emissionen konzentrieren. Wir sind führend in unseren Geschäftsbereichen und werden als eines der weltweit größten innovativen Unternehmen anerkannt.

  • 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-selected 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 Valeo 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 Valeo, 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 Valeo intellectual property and segment panel
    • KPIs :


    • Project Purchasing Index
    • SoCo Metrics (Sourcing Ratio; LTA; Business Link)
    • Project Milestones (PRAC, IS)
    • Unqualified Initial Samples (UIS)


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


    Productivity Buyer


    Site Purchasing



    Employee Status:


    Job Type:

    Permanent contract

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    Join Us !

    Being part of our team, you will join:

    • one of the largest global innovative companies, with more than 20,000 engineers working in Research & Development
    • a multi-cultural environment that values diversity and international collaboration
    • more than 100,000 colleagues in 31 countries… which make a lot of opportunity for career growth
    • a business highly committed to limiting the environmental impact if its activities and ranked by Corporate Knights as the number one company in the automotive sector in terms of sustainable development

    More information on Valeo: https://www.valeo.com