Buyer - IS&T- Procurement Indirect Sourcing

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Date: 07-Sep-2022

Location: Bangalore, KA, IN

Company: Alstom

Req ID:341729 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  

Buyer -  IS&T- Procurement Indirect Sourcing

About Alstom in India

Alstom has established a strong presence in India. Currently, the company is executing metro projects in several Indian cities including Chennai, Kochi and Lucknow where it is supplying Rolling Stock manufactured out its state of the art facility at SriCity in Andhra Pradesh. In the Mainline space, Alstom is executing Signaling & Power Supply Systems for the 343 Km. section on World Bank funded Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor. Phase 1 in the construction of the new electric locomotive factory for manufacturing and supply of 800 units of 12000HP locomotives is also complete at Madhepura, Bihar while the depot at Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh is ready to commence operation. Alstom has set up an Engineering Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru, and this coupled with a strong manufacturing base as well as localized supply chains, is uniquely positioned to serve customers across the globe. Today, Alstom in India employs close to 3600 people and in line with Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ policy initiative, Alstom has been investing heavily in the country in producing world class rolling stock, components, design, research and development to not only serve the domestic market, but also rest of the world. India


JOB TITLE:  Commodity “Lead Buyer” – indirect sourcing ( Mechinical Equipments and IT )  Based in Bangalore, INDIA



Reporting hierarchically to the Indirect Sourcing Regional Commodity Manager


Key Network & Links

He/she will be the primary contact within Alstom organization for all high value purchases in ME and IT for India.

He/she will have to work closely within Alstom with:

  • Specific domain knowledge of Sourcing ME ( Capex) /  IT Products and services
  • Project and Site teams across India, Directors and Site MDs,
  • Central HQ Sourcing Commodity Managers for DOA and sourcing approvals for high value procurements  
  • India Indirect Sourcing team members
    • Source & coordinate the spend under his/her scope of responsibility in line with Project requirements (PAN India)
    • Manage and exhibit various responsibilities related to sourcing of ME capex  - ( Mechanical machineries, plant and equipment, wield fabrications, platforms, heavy lifting equipment, consumables, MRO  and IT products  ( computer hardware, peripherals, software, internet, printer and telephony)
    • Develops and manages relationship with suppliers to hold them accountable for meeting shipping and delivery commitments including system and process improvements
    • Optimize Total Cost of Ownership of purchases through planned strategies, consolidation of site requirements commercial negotiations and demand management skills ( specially for Capex purchases )
    • Ensure appropriate support to implement the sourcing strategy defined by the Commodity Manager
    • Display expertise in cost model, benchmark, market trends related to respective Category spends and develop catalogue model purchasing for users ( via Ariba / ERP)
    • Manage RFQ and Supplier selection process and contract management for respective sourcing requirement as per the company policies with upmost compliance and transparency.
    • Demonstrate and encourage usage of E-Sourcing tools (e-RFx, e-Auctions, e-Contract Management, e-Procurement,) available in the organization platform
    • Analyze risks and sets appropriate mitigation plan on given task at various level
    • Align, manage, report and monitor all activities of purchases specially orders above 100KE and support the strategies to animate commodity maturity / improvement plan
    • Supports Indirect sourcing team and/or organization key initiatives and objectives (contribute and manage KPI’s, TAT, project deliverables and customer satisfaction)
    • Liaison and collaborate with indirect sourcing team to lead cross functional working groups to achieve enterprise goals and objectives.
    • Leads continuous process improvement efforts that make P2P processes including sourcing and contracting more efficient.
      Day-to-Day responsibilities:
      His/her daily activities (not limited to) will include:
  • Handle local RFPs for between preferred Partners and Challengers
  • Contributes to and challenge local specification of needs
  • Ensures purchasing execution - quality, cost, planning and delivery performance
    • Develop locally  a close network of internal and external stakeholders
    • Bring innovation in supplier selection phase and support in execution
    • Participate and Perform regular (min. quarterly) supplier performance review (incl. quality) and solves major issues and secures objectives achievement
    • Apply Alstom Transport sourcing process on day to day task assigned
    • Performs Site ( factory) meeting and status updates on periodic basis for better alignment.
    • Promote Indirect Sourcing  process within internal customer
    • Participate to supplier performance evaluation
    • Provide accurate and on time reporting in local and for central
    • Ensure supplier quality assessment in collaboration with the IT department
    • Ensure sourcing administration performance
    • Ensure PR compliance and PO submission to providers on time.
  • Make sure that suppliers selected are compliant with Alstom policies
  • Generate savings and track them within sourcing tool
  • Be recognized as
    • a sourcing SPOC for PAN India Sourcing ( in Indirect Sourcing)


PROFILE:  To be considered for this role, the candidate will need to demonstrate the following skills experience and attributes:    

  • Educational Degree
    • Bachelor/Master Degree in Engineering from premium institute
    • Preferred along with Master of Business Administration or equivalence,
  • Technical & Behavioral Competencies required for the role
    • Strong analytical and negotiation skills
    • Expertise in IT procurement and IT Contract management
    • Good knowledge all IT verticals (End-user computing, IT infra and Applications)
    • Good knowledge of Sourcing levers and processes (cost breakdown, TCO, …) from specifications to contracting
    • Strong team player with good communication skills.
    • Ability to :
  • bring healthy and productive influence and to gain respect and confidence of stakeholders.
  • bring key recommendation for business award
  • drive local projects in an international environment.
    • Minimum 6-7 years sourcing experience with an IT background , Preferably from ITES sector companies
    • Strong knowledge of ERP (SAP) and MS office pack.
    • Location - Bangalore

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.   



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