Purchasing Officer

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Date: 14-Jun-2022

Location: Ballarat, VIC, Australia

Company: Alstom

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide. 


We have an exicting opportunity for an experienced Purchasing Officer to join our Supply Chain team, supporting the Xtrapolis 2.0 project in Ballarat!


In this role you will be primarily responsible for ensuring goods delivery at right time, quantity and place based on projects needs as well as working closely with internal and expressing the delivery needs to suppliers and contribute to governance of the Supplier's delivery performances.   


Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to): 

  • Manage stock policy and inventory levels.
  • Calculate and Update Forecasts.
  • Organize and maintain regular reviews with Suppliers in order to check the status of deliveries and their delivery performances.
  • Track missing parts until stock availability.
  • Ensure non-conformities replacement through NCR process.


To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • Tertiary qualification in Engineering or purchasing or supply chain.
  • Previous work experience in a similar role within supply chain. 
  • Proven track record in Material requirement planning and Inventory management & Material Planning techniques
  • Experience with Supply Chain concepts and ERP's, SAP highly beneficial. 
  • Flexible to travel interstate when required.


This is a permanent position based in Ballarat. 

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals. We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people with disability and other minority groups to apply. 
We recognise that embracing flexibility & inclusivity is the smarter way of working. Please speak with us about your individual needs or if any workplace adjustments are required. If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process please email: hr.accessibility@alstomgroup.com
For internal applicants, please ensure you confirm your eligibility to apply with your Supervisor and relevant Human Resources representative prior to submitting an application.


As part of the application process, you will be required to undergo pre-employment reference and medical checks, including drug and alcohol testing and provide your current Covid-19 Vaccination status. 


There are different compliance requirements for different workgroups. You will be provided with relevant information, during the recruitment process.


If you are unable to be vaccinated for other reason(s), please provide those reason(s) in the application for our consideration.


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