Lead Buyer - IFM

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Date: 12-Nov-2021

Location: Bangalore, KA, India

Company: Alstom

Req ID:190244 

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.  

Lead Buyer - IFM


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. www.alstom.com/ India


Purpose of the role

Managing Sourcing process for Indirect Material and Services spend for multiple projects in different location – Handling of Indirect commodities including Small Building construction, tools and tackles, consumables, equipment leasing, facility service requirement ( Security services, Man power services , Canteen etc) , Admin related service (Stationary, Courier service, printer / Copier and adhoc requirements). This position also support indirect activities for the project work including equipment, manpower leasing service and construction goods procurement, Also to Support Commodity manager in working with Project team in Major contract finalization for indirect service including (Civil / Manpower / Capex Procurement)

 Key focus areas:

  • Facilities Managment and IFM 
  • Catering and Housekeeping Services
  • Utilities and Energy Efficiency
  • General Disposal and Hazardous waste Managment
  • Guest House and Concierge Services
  • Working in ERP (SAP) including PR, PO and vendor creation work
  • Implementing Sourcing process and delivering Cost Savings


  • Sourcing of Indirect Material for multiple Project across India including multiple packages
  • Generate innovative ideas for increased process efficiency & reduction in cost
  • Vendor selection / Evaluation / negotiation of contract (within threshold value) / Business case preparation and follow DOA approval flow
  • Vendor Code/ PO creation in ERP tool / approval through POA process
  • Monitoring the deliverables of the contract / vendor performance management
  • Support project team in day to day indirect activities and adhoc requirements
  • Closely working with Commodity manager in high Value project requirement and do local co-ordination


  • Engineering Degree or Diploma with relevant experience 
  • At least 6 to 10 years of experience in Indirect Sourcing.
  • Good Analytical & Communication skills and fluency in English
  • Knowledge and hands on experience in manufacturing processes, sourcing & costing
  • Good knowledge on Raw Material price scenarios, Machinery and Labour rates


  • Strong Technical skills with manufacturing process knowledge

  • Strong negotiation and relationship management skills

  • Presentation skills on technical matters to management, team and Stake holders

  • 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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