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Presentation of the purchasing department

Goals and organization

Natixis'Purchasing department is independent of the business lines and provides a company-wide service.

The Purchasing departement's goal is to significantly optimize costs across all business lines.

Its challenge is to ensure performance, quality and efficiency in the following ways :

  • by monitoring the supplier market,

  • through a policy of control of purchasing costs via the launch of multi-entity projects by product category and the realization of economies of scale,

  • by optimizing purchasing processes and collaboration with the business lines through the dissemination of a general purchasing procedure and the setting up of partnership agreements with the business lines,

  • by managing purchasing performance via the development of tools for collecting and providing information on purchasing costs and trends in supplier markets,

  • by ensuring secure relationships with suppliers.

Regulatory constraints and the new environmental challenges require the Purchasing department to play an essential role in ensuring secure relationships with strategic suppliers.

The Purchasing department is organized into major purchasing categories.

A multi-disciplinary team manages communications, tools and performance management.