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Lead Buyer - Electrical

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The Railway industry today is characterized by both a strong and sustained growth across the world. The trends that drive this are well known: environmental challenges, population growth, urbanization and increasing demands for mobility.

With 6B€ of Sales and around 30,000 employees based in over 60 countries, Alstom develop & market the most complete range of systems, equipment and services offered today in the railway sector. Today we offer our customers solutions that feature a seamless blend of diverse technologies, ensuring optimal interfaces, along with flexible implementation and real synergy in innovation.


Identify, qualify and select new suppliers in one or more of the following areas: Metallic, Electrical, Interiors or Sub-System Components.

Strong involvement and implementation of commodities strategy (or define it for specific segment)

Manage global supplier panel relationships ( FA, Partnership,..)

Responsible for commodity QCDT and legal supplier performance management

Operational sourcing responsibility on negotiation, cross sites/businesses bundling

Animate Saving Plan by leveraging Design to Cost, LCC, Volumes...

Supplier relationship:

Manage global supplier relationships (FA, Partnership program, ...)

Ensure global QCDT targets achievement, CONQ** & claims management for the global suppliers in charge

Lead supplier QCDT performance reviews

Respect Alstom Transport code of ethics and guidelines.

Commodity support:

Commodity representative

Consolidation of commodity needs, inputs

Strong input to build differentiation for AT through supplier innovation

Active participation to commodity strategy and panel elaboration

According to delegation, define a strategy for specific segment

Build Sourcing Tender commitment:

In charge of Buyer activity on specific segment

Effective teamwork with internal customers and stakeholders in problem solving

Apply the Alstom Transport Sourcing process, and provide return on experience

Operational involvement:

In charge of Buyer activity on specific segment

Effective teamwork with internal customers and stakeholders in problem solving

Operational sourcing responsibility on negotiation, cross sites/PLs bundling

Lead Saving Plan by leveraging Design to Cost, LCC, Volumes ...

Education Requirements:

Business Administration or Engineering degree, with Masters in purchasing (desired)

Technical knowledge / Experience:

Minimum of three years working experience in purchasing

Technical and strong market knowledge of the commodity

Alstom offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals.  Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility.  Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the employee. Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking.  Make the switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Alstom is a drug-free workplace.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations).  If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please contact Alstom’s Recruiting Department at

(please use “Accommodation Request”

as the subject line).  

Job Type: Experienced

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The company is the world leader in integrated power plants for the production of electricity and air quality control systems. Alstom has solutions for all energy sources (coal, gas, nuclear, fuel-oil, hydropower, wind) and is a leader in innovative technologies for the protection of the environment (reduction of CO2 emissions, elimination of pollutant emissions). The Group is also developing CO2 capture processes and has integrated this technology in pilot plants in Germany and USA.

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