Indirect Procurement Manager - Sites

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Date: 10-Sep-2022

Location: Bangalore, KA, IN

Company: Alstom

Req ID:174464 

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Indirect Procurement Manager - Sites

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 Description

Job Title & Purpose : Indirect Procurement Manager Sites

Purpose of the Job :

  • Responsible for Managing the site procurement activities for all Alstom locations in India as per the business requirements
  • -Defines the procurement targets (SLA, Savings, Ramp-up, Performance, etc.) in his scope, in line with the targets defined at Region/country level, and is accountable for their achievements
  • -Leads a team of Tactical buyers which includes talent acquisition and development, performance management and support
  • -Ensures that the team meets all Service delivery targets. Develops and executes action plans to continuously improve performance. 
  • -Maintains strong relationship with stakeholders. Acts as an escalation point for any issues raised by customers or the team
  • -As an expert for operational delivery and excellence, contributes actively to the development and execution of clear and robust processes inside the Indirect procurement organization

Position in the Organisation

Procurement director – APAC -> Indirect Procurement Director –> Indirect Procurement Manager – Sites

Organisational Reporting

Direct reporting to Indirect procurement director

Key Network & Links

Procurement Regional/Global Commodity team / Global Procurement center /Site Managing directors / Industrial / Project managers/ HR, Supply Chain, Legal, Finance, Engineering, EHS.

Performance Measurement

KPI n°1            Savings P&L / Value capture / Demand Management

KPI n°2            SQCDT Management / Contract Adherence / Procurement Compliance

KPI n°3            Supplier performance management / Customer Satisfaction

KPI n°4            Sourcing maturity roadmap improvement/ People management




Align with Regional and Global Commodity Strategy and implement the same at country level

Lead QCD relationships with suppliers at country level

Applying and maximize the usage of E-Sourcing tools (e-RFx, e-Auctions, e-Contract Management, e-Procurement, e-SRM...)  available in the organisation


1. Develop the competencies and the performance of the Site Indirect Procurement team

Best in class Procurement team at all levels

Responsible for team performance and behaviour, ensuring they are both customer focussed and process oriented

Attract, motivate and retain talent, continuously develop skills and competencies


2. Achieving Business Results and Operational Excellence

Accountable for the smooth delivery of procurement processes in his scope (site location and projects, corporate domains), in line with Alstom processes and agreed Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

Manage resources allocation based on considerations of business risk, commercial aspects and urgency

Manage the changes required to deliver continuous improvement in quality and scope of services"


3. Cost Savings


Cost will be a key parameter, looking for every available opportunity to minimize /optimize the cost spent to secure the goods/ services

Bring demand management / value capture mind set to reduce overall cost of the product / services for defined period

Delivery YoY savings as per the targets defined by the company

Work closely with the stakeholder and end user to identity opportunity work collaboratively & bring alternative approach to minimize cost at everylevel


4. Stakeholder Relationship 

Building strong relationships with key stakeholders in order to manage expectations and improve cooperation across procurement organization and the business

Proactive in seeking feedback on the team’s performance, develop and execute action plans to continually improve stakeholder satisfaction levels

Act as a final point of escalation for any issues raised by customers or the team"


5. Processes, Tools, Projects 

Ensure that day to day activities performed by the team complies with standards and performance measure set in as per the approved procurement guidelines

Identify transactional activities related to procurement and work closely with GSS head to shift the responsibility to GSS operations / Transactional team

Drive operational and strategic excellence methods

Deliver operational and process improvements through lean approach and techniques

Ensure the effective monitoring of supplier performance (KPI’s and Procurement KPI’s)

Act as Subject Matter Expert in wider Procurement projects or initiatives, taking ownership for project deliverables assigned to the team"

Validate ARIBA Ramp-up objectives for his scope, in alignment with CM /GSS team.


6. Team Management


Manage and direct day to day activities of direct reports to ensure timely procurement as per business requirement

Provide on going career development, Support, coaching and mentoring for the direct and functional reports

Provide timely feedback to the team on their technical and behavioral aspect and identify need based training requirement

Be first point of contact for the site buyers on any grievance management

Solicit ideas and foster an environment for personal development of the team members

Regularly review team structure and assess workload, talent requirement and participate in the recruitment and selection process

Conduct objective setting,, performance  and people review process for the team



7.Supplier Relationship Management:

Manage long term relationships with the supplier for critical suppliers

Implement Robust supplier qualification process as per AT Guidelines and implement regular quality review plan along with SPQD team for critical supplier base

Implement clear supplier performance monitoring process and conduct regular review at agreed frequency with the stakeholder(min. quarterly) on supplier performance (incl. quality) and solves major issues and secures objectives achievement

Work closely with the suppliers to optimize the total life cycle cost (Incl YoY cost reduction initiatives)

Set performance target for the suppliers at Site level, Monitor and report supplier KPI adherence and contract compliance

Candidate requirementsEducational requirements

BE / B Tech  with MBA /  Specified certification in Sourcing / Purchasing preferred

Technical Knowledge / Experience

15 +  years of experience in Indirect Sourcing from Manufacturing / Project oriented industry

Sourcing professional background with experience in managing team at multi location

Emerging management experience (5 years)

Behavioral and Technical Skills / Competencies

-Strong links and common processes with the CM/RCM team and with the GSS buyers

-Stakeholders relationship with Site MD / SSD  Requesters and their management

- Experience of implementing change in a complex environment, working with a wide range of stakeholder

- Fluent english & International mindset

- Leadership, communication, internal and external influencing skills, team management, negotiation, strategic vision

Job Location / Mobility

Bangalore / Frequent



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