Buyer (Besançon, FR)


Job Description

Within the Purchasing team, the buyer selects and negotiates the components required for Production based on volume, cost and quality objectives. It is the guarantor of the continuity and the reliability of the flow of components upstream of the Production. He is closely involved in the profitability of the company through gains on Purchasing.


  • Translate the development axes "Products" into qualitative and quantitative objectives for the relevant purchasing families,
  • Perform a technological and economic watch activity on the market,
  • Dialogue with R & D to follow the evolution of projects and internal innovation,
  • Analyze the needs of the other Departments concerned by the use of the purchased references, in order to understand the involvement in their activities,
  • "Sourcing" all suppliers, in France and internationally, present on the market, likely to meet the needs of the company's purchases for the family of products managed,
  • Evaluate these suppliers according to the Quality objectives, costs and volumes defined with the Purchasing Department, through the Calls for Tenders and the sales meetings,
  • Make precise comparisons of suppliers (benchmark) according to different key variables: technicalities and performance of products, production capacity, payment deadlines, economic health of the supplier ...
  • Constitute a panel of suppliers and develop privileged relationships, likely to lead to purchase contracts,
  • Analyze and / or anticipate the objectives of suppliers in terms of commercial objectives: manufacturing costs, margins, market position, financial health, etc.
  • Purchasing performance indicators: set up each year the actions necessary to achieve the announced objectives,
  • Negotiate with the suppliers the prices, the obligations to be respected by the supplier (quality criteria, volumes and delivery times ...), the payment terms ...
  • For "Project" Purchases related to the position, be the leader recognized on the defined perimeter,
  • Define the contractual terms and conditions of supplier intervention, according to the objectives of the company: Framework Agreements ... and ensure the proper implementation of these agreements,
  • To evaluate the satisfaction of the internal interlocutors with regard to Purchasing made and selected suppliers,
  • Completing the "Suppliers" questionnaires according to criteria defined with the Purchasing Department and in accordance with our ethical charter,
  • Intervene in the event of disputes with suppliers and / or non-compliance with commercial conditions, with the support of the Legal Department of the company,
  • Follow the purchasing budget for the portfolio of products and / or materials managed.


Holder of an engineering degree, you have at least 3 years of experience in supplier relations in France and abroad. A good knowledge of industrial parts, if possible related to technologies used in the industrial environment.

Compulsory technical training and good practice of English.

Equipped with adaptability, pragmatism and open-mindedness, you want to offer new visions to improve costs on new projects and already existing projects. With a spirit of initiative and strength of conviction, you will challenge suppliers and / or related services to change margins. Finally, you know how to work under pressure and organize your priorities.

Location: Besançon (25)

Contact: Do you recognize yourself in the profile described above and would you like to participate in the Flowbird adventure? So join us by sending your application to!

Please note: the original job description is in French

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