Commodity Buyer Foils Separator (F/M) - Bordeaux

💡 Responsible products or services
Long-term contract
Localisation Bordeaux, France
Posted on 01-26-2024

ACC - Automotive Cells Company

ACC’s mission is to accelerate the transition to sustainable and affordable mobility for all, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions through producing batteries in Europe.

💡 Responsible products or services

The company's mission is to design eco-responsible products and services aligned with the needs of the ecological transformation.

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  • Between 250 and 2000 employees
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Join us and be a pioneer for a green transport revolution.
Automotive Cells Company (ACC) is one of Europe’s newest and most exciting high-tech companies. Backed by Saft-Total, Stellantis-Opel and Mercedes-Benz, ACC is set to power the future of the automotive industry by innovating in battery technology.
We aim to produce sustainable, affordable, high-capacity, longer-life batteries as a cleaner alternative to current energy sources. We have created an R&D center and new state-of-the art facility in France (New Aquitaine), and we are building gigafactories in Hauts de France, Germany and Italy.

We need a range of skilled and agile people to bring our vision to life, especially in the areas of industrialization, mechanical design, testing/prototyping and any other function of a new-born company. If you’re looking to take your career further than you imagined, if you’re passionate about creating cleaner transport, we’d like to hear from you.

Accelerating sustainable mobility for all.

Overall job definition:

In charge of the Purchasing activities of its Foils (Al+Cu) & Separators Commodity. Building strategy & leading QCT Performance from innovation to Mass Production.

Main missions:

Define/Establish…. Définir/Etablir….

  • Establish the sourcing strategy of Foils (Al+Cu) & Separators commodity

Build… Construire…

  • Scouts and assesses the potential suppliers for Foils (Al+Cu) & Separators commodity
  • Builds the Technical, Industrial and Purchasing strategy for its commodity with relevant ACC stakeholders
  • Build its Commodity Cost Reduction Roadmap (Commercial Productivity, Monozukuri, Design to Cost…)


  • Ensure the serial life management of its commodity by securing the execution of the contracts and improving the supplier performance: savings, supply, quality
  • Ensure Purchasing Key Performance Indicator reporting for Foils (Al+Cu) & Separators commodity
  • Support Purchase Order activity and Gigafactories deliveries

Lead… Mener/Diriger…

  • Manage the Supplier Business Relationship
  • Leads & Manages RFI, RFQ, supplier selection and contracting in strong interaction with Projects, Engineering, Quality and Supply Chain

Contribute… Contribuer à…

  • Supports and promotes industrial supplier projects in Europe.
  • Contribute to ACC Cost competitiveness by achieving Commodity Sourcing budget and cost reduction target
  • Challenge Supplier on Energy, CO2 and ESG (Scope1/2/3 roadmap achievement & compliancy)

Share… Partager…

  • Share and Promote supplier innovation, bringing technical and/or economical ACC advantage
  • Share and Promote ACC Brand image including ESG & CO2


  • Purchasing Key Process (Panel Management, Sourcing, Contract)
  • Negotiation skills
  • Logistics Notions
  • Finance Notions
  • Legal Notions


  •  >5 years as Commodity Buyer
  • Domain:
  • Direct Procurement Purchasing or Industrial Buyer
  • Automotive or Battery Business or Material/Chemistry industries.


  • Diplomas : Master Degree in Engineering and/or Business Field (Purchasing specialization)
  • Languages : English mandatory / French, German, Italian, Chinese as a plus

Key behaviours:

  • Leadership & Curiosity
  • Strong Communication Skills (internally & externally).
  • Strong sense of Negotiation & Performance oriented
  • Deal Maker - Ability to establish robust business relationship with suppliers

Some extra skills which make the difference:

  • EV Battery Supplier Base, EV Battery key cost driver Knowledge for material & components purchased would be a plus

Why join us?
Our Advantages and Perks: new premises, parking spaces reserved for carpoolers, possibility of recharging your electric car on reserved spaces in our parking lot.

Other perks and advantages include : Company restaurant, meal and also vegetables/fruits baskets delivery service. Janitorial services, telecommuting, complementary retirement plan (subject to a salary threshold), additionnal & seniority leaves, well-being workshops, osteopathy sessions.

You will also benefit from access to our Sports & Culture association, conferences, and also sports, holidays and culture subsidy.