GSS Indirect Buyer

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Date: 22-Jul-2022

Location: Bangalore, KA, India

Company: Alstom

Req ID:321838 

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

 GSS Indirect Buyer


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


Purpose of the Job

Managing Procurement operations for Indirect Material and Services in a geographical scope.
•    All purchases below 50kEuros (95% of purchase orders)
•    Purchases above 50kEuros : Support tactical buyers and CM/RCM teams (RFQ management, Business award preparation, New vendors onboarding, etc. ) 

 Key focus areas: 
•    Working in SAP ARIBA, ALTES for eRFQs, other systems for Vendor Creation
•    Monitor supplier Performance (QCDT) and delivering Cost Savings
•    Promote and support new buying channel implementation as per ramp-up objectives 


Position in the organization

Reporting to the Procurement Operations manager


Key network and links

-Reporting to the Procurement Operations manager
-Strong links and common processes with the CM/RCM team and with the Site buyers
-Stakeholders relationship with SSD/USM, Requesters and their management
-frequent interactions with content management team 


Performance measurement

-SLA achievements compared to target objectives for his scope
-Savings generated for his scope compared to budget (P&L and CtC)
-Ramp-up objectives defined for his scope (catalogs, tactical sourcing, contracts, supplier panel)
-Sourcing maturity roadmap improvement 



Supplier relationship:
Manage specific supplier panel relationship (negotiation, specific agreement, local supplier QCDT performances)
-    Monitor day to day suppliers performances and issues 
-    Management of initial issues before escalation to tactical buyers or CM team
-    Promoting the Alstom Code of Ethics and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct.

Commodity support:
-    Support of Commodity Manager in tender phase
-    Effective teamwork with internal customers and stakeholders in problem solving
-    Apply the Alstom new Core-model process and guided buying as per target, and provide return on experience to the CM/RCM team. 

Procurement operations:
-    Coordinate with Project teams and all Metiers
-    Preparation and launch of Request For Quotation with suppliers using the standard tool
-    Vendor selection / Evaluation / negotiation of contract (within threshold value) / Business case preparation and follow DOA approval flow 
-    Vendor onboarding until panel validation
-    Closely working with Commodity manager team and tactical buyers on site in high Value project requirement and upfront activities (tenders for catalog / framework agreements, identification of preferred suppliers)
-    Generate innovative ideas for increased process efficiency & reduction in cost



Educational requirements

Engineering Degree ( BE/ B Tech)   


Technical knowledge / experience

  • At least 5 years of experience in Indirect Procurement in Industry sector
  • Knowledge and hands on experience in manufacturing processes
  • Comprehensive knowledge of indirect commodities
  • Good knowledge on Raw Material price scenarios, Machinery and Labour rates


Behavioral skills/competencies

  • Fluent English & International background is a must
  • Strong negotiation and relationship management skills
  • Presentation skills on technical matters to management, team and Stake holders
  • Team work
  • Willingness to take initiatives 
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment 


Job location/mobility

Job located in Bangalore 

Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 





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