Direct Buyer

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Date: 3 Apr 2024

Location: Astana, AST, KZ

Company: Alstom

At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry.

Every day, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Could you be the full-time Direct Buyer in Astana we’re looking for?


Your future role

Take on a new challenge and apply your procurement expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll report to Procurement Manager Meruert Sarmasheva, and work alongside passionate and inquisitive teammates.

You'll guarantee full coverage for production needs. Day-to-day, you’ll work closely with teams across the business (Quality, Supply Chain, Engineering etc.), contribute to budget optimization and much more.

You’ll specifically take care of all the contracts for materials within scope, but also support colleagues with any issues around suppliers.


We’ll look to you for:

  • Ensuring savings for the rolling stock budget.
  • Conduct sourcing and contracting process strictly adhering to Alstom policies and processes.
  • Negotiation of cost reduction with suppliers.
  • Full Sourcing support for any identified project activities / requirements, including deputizing for the Unit Sourcing Manager.
  • Regular benchmarking and maintenance of market intelligence to validate costs and drive cost reduction activities where appropriate.
  • Acting as an ambassador for Alstom and the Sourcing function both internally and externally.


All about you

We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role: 

  • Extensive experience in sourcing.
  • Strong communication skills in English, Russian and Kazakh.
  • Advanced skills in Excel.


Things you’ll enjoy

Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career. You’ll also:

  • Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines
  • Contribute to innovative projects
  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries
  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning
  • Progress towards here
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive social coverage (life, medical, annual bonus).


You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 63  countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.

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