Lead Buyer - COE Interiors

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Date: 02-Oct-2021

Location: Bangalore, KA, India

Company: Alstom

Req ID:149602 

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 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  

Job Title : Center of Excellence Interiors Buyer


Purpose of the Job :

  • Perform sourcing operations at “CoE 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 Alstom procedures


Position in the Organisation

Organization Structure : Is part of the CoE Sourcing organization


Hierarchical report : Sourcing Group Leader/ Sourcing & costing manager


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




  • CoE Sourcing KPI’s ( Q,C,D,T)
  • Supplier panel compliancy / Strategy respect
  • Cost Savings (ASIP)

Main Accountabilities

  • RFQ’s ownership
  • Negotiation
  • BA’s preparation
  • PO Management (Including CR’s)
  • Others according document “RACI COE interior_Regional Sourcing_India”


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 Center of Excellence 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 RFQ’s 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
  • QCD 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 supplier’s workshops / supplier’s technical day
  • Implement supplier suggestion sheets
  • Respect Alstom Transport code of ethics and guidelines.



  • Business school or Engineering degree
  • Minimum of 6-8 years working experience in purchasing
  • Fluent English & International background

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.   



Job Type:​Experienced​

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