Buyer CDS-Interiors

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Date: 9 Nov 2023

Location: Bangalore, KA, IN

Company: Alstom

About Us - ALSTOM - We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of now and the future. We design
and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses, autonomous
subways, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of 75000 people
dedicated to solving real world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact

Title : Buyer- CDS-Interior


Purpose of the Job :

Perform sourcing operations at CDS Interiors in the frame of the sourcing strategies defined by the Sourcing Commodity Managers; Negotiate prices and commercial conditions for purchased parts/sub-assembled systems under his/her

responsibility, taking into account target costs, target planning, quality requirements and existing frame agreement (when available)

Follow Sourcing Process in full, respecting Project Milestones and procedures


Network & Links

Center of Excellence: Sourcing Manager, Engineering team, Costing team, Tender team, SPQD team Sourcing community: Commodity Managers, Project sourcing manager

Site: Quality team, Procurement team Suppliers




CDS Sourcing KPIs ( Q,C,D,T)

Supplier panel compliancy / Strategy respect Cost Savings (ASIP)

Main Accountabilities

RFQs ownership Negotiation

BAs preparation

PO Management (Including CRs)

Others according document RACI CDS interior



Main responsibilities

Sourcing strategies

Participate to Sourcing Strategies definition by providing inputs to Sourcing Commodity Managers

Tenders (to be with commodity)

Is a member of the CDS tender team

Launch quotations during tender phase, get commitments from suppliers Participate to internal reviews according schedule

Secure cost commitment by working closely with tender team & cost manager


Is a member of the Center of Excellence project team

Prepare and send RFQs to suppliers according Tactical Plan strategies Analyze cost and negotiate prices with suppliers before Business Award Collect all necessary information for Business Award preparation Organize and lead Business Award using official internal template

Prepare LOI and get it signed when needed / Launch DOA into Altes and get it signed Create PO in SAP in line to the BA & follow up for approval & release to Supplier Support for on time FAI & Deliveries of parts in line to Project plan (Pre-Serial)

Manage cost modifications Negotiate it when necessary & Update PO Animate supplier performance reviews

Drive sourcing process for modifications during serial phase (Quotation/Negotiation/PO) Participate at regular work meetings with Engineer /Logistics/Quality when necessary Organize claim documents/files before escalation

Prepare documents and information for project cost review. Make sure all AT assets are identified in supplier premises

Manage day-to-day issues, escalate to Sourcing Manager in case of any blocking

Risk Management with suppliers

Initiate Supplier workshops along with Engineering/DTC team to drive cost optimization. Handover to Site team for Serial Production.


Supplier market management Generate cost reduction ideas Drive suppliers for innovation

Coordinate suppliers workshops / suppliers technical day Implement supplier suggestion sheets

Respect Transport code of ethics and guidelines.




Business school or Engineering degree

Minimum of 8-12 years working experience in purchasing Fluent English & International background

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company.

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.

Behaviour and Technical Skills
 Organized, rigorous and pro active
 Team spirit & ability to lead and form multi-professional working groups
 Networking
 Persuasive and capable to challenge the others
 Analytical skills
 Committed
Job Location/ Mobility
 Bangalore India, Regular travels

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