Sr.Commodity Manager - FM,RE, Utilities and Consumable

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Date: 29-May-2022

Location: Bangalore, KA, India

Company: Alstom

Req ID:220003 

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

Commoditty Manager – Real Estate, Facility Management and MRO ( indirect sourcing)


Job Title

Sr.Commodity Manager – Real Estate, Facility Management and MRO ( indirect sourcing)


Purpose of the Job

  • Responsible for designing and implementing Regional / Country sourcing strategies for commodities under the responsibility such as Real Estate, Facility Management and MRO) in line with the global Commodity strategy defined by the Global Commodity team
  • The purpose of this position is to manage the sourcing related activities for the defined commodities for Alstom business in india. To formulate and ensure implementation of effective and efficient procurement strategy and management of suppliers and vendors in support of the delivery of commodities listed under the perimeter
  • The Position also will be responsible for implementing the commodity strategy for APAC Region as part of regional commodity management
  • Own category expertise: cost model, benchmark, market trends, supplier panel, BCC options


Position in the Organisation


The position will be managing a set of Commodity lead buyers and directly reporting to Indirect Procurement Director


Key Network & Links

Sourcing local/Global/ Regional team, Platform team, Project team, Supplier Quality, Supply Chain, Legal, Finance, Engineering, Human Resource, Admin and Facility management  and Train Sub System for RS/Compo/ infra and Signalling


Key Performance indicators


KPI n°1  Savings P&L and Cost to Complete

KPI n°2  Develop and Implementation of Regional strategy / Performance and Development of Partners

KPI n°3  Contract Adherence, Coverage, Vendor Rationalization, On Time Delivery

KPI n°4  Sourcing maturity roadmap improvement

KPI n°5  Procurement digital road map




Sourcing Strategy:


  • Define and develops commodities strategy with Domain/Sourcing Director and drives its implementation
  • Align with Global Commodity Strategy and implement the same at country level
  • Support strategy deployment with central commodity manager at global and Indirect sourcing director at country level for all the commodity under Real Estate, Facility Management, Utilities and MRO
  • Define supplier panel in-line with Sourcing strategy and makes sure it is implemented
  • Ensure early involvement of suppliers at RFQ Stage, Lead the supplier selection process for identified commodities, lead the discussion with the suppliers and support the team in negotiating high value contracts with key strategic suppliers by using best negotiation techniques like BATNA, WATNA etc,
  • Drive Sourcing strategy and supplier performance along with the respective stakeholder as per the business requirement and ensure the deliverables as per the business needs
  • Review and update the strategy at commodity and sub commodity level based on the business need and add value to the organization through effective management of the supplier performance
  • Lead QCD relationship with all the suppliers of for the commodities under real estate, facility management, Utilities and MRO at country / region level
  • Own category expertise: cost model, benchmark, market trends, supplier panel, BCC options,
  • Help in Managing the catalogue definition and implementation (if appropriate): content, accuracy, evolution in relation with the Technical Advisor/Expert
  • Apply Alstom Transport sourcing process
  • Analyse risks and sets appropriate mitigation plan
  • Animate commodity maturity improvement plan
  • Applying and maximize the usage of E-Sourcing tools (e-RFx, e-Auctions, e-Contract Management, e-Procurement, e-SRM, E-Pass...)  available in the organization
  • Implement Digital process transformation of P2P model under the commodity responsibility
  • Regular bench marking of market, Peer companies, analysis and partnership development


Team facilitation:

    • Managing set of commodity lead buyers, guide them to develop partnership framework, adopt best practices for strategic sourcing to ensure target results are achieved
    • Ensure Commodity team animation in close link with  Indirect Unit Sourcing manager
    • Mentor the team and facilitate them with required methods and tools Career planning and development of the team
    • Regular review team structure and assess talent requirement and participate in the recruitment and selection process
    • Conducting objective / goal setting and periodic performance review for the team

Supplier Relationship Management:

    • Manage long term relationships with the supplier for his commodities (in particular for legal aspects)
    • Negotiate and animates supplier QCD objectives and performance  for the commodities
    • Perform regular (min. quarterly) supplier performance review (incl. quality) and solves major issues and secures objectives achievement
    • Set performance improvement target for the suppliers as part of supplier performance management
    • Drive supplier negotiations as appropriate
    • Develop and build supplier capabilities to become leading partner for Alstom\
    • Work closely with the suppliers to optimize the Total life cycle cost ( including cost reduction, value engineering initiatives )

Skills required

    • Excellent Stakeholder management – ability to work closely with senior management team and other multiple stakeholder and driving business agenda
    • Ability to take independent decisions which makes positive business case for the company
    • Project and Program management skills, understanding on the disciplines of planning, organizing and managing resources to bring about successful completion of specific projects and program goals by collaborating with stakeholders across functions and the organization

Candidate requirements

Educational requirements

    • Bachelor Degree with MBA / Specified certification in Sourcing / Purchasing preferred

Technical Knowledge / Experience

    • 15+ years of experience, Sourcing professional background, Hands on experience in commodity management of Real Estate, Facility management, Utilities and MRO commodities
    • Emerging management experience (2-3 years)

Behavioral and Technical Skills / Competencies

    • Fluent english & International mindset
    • Leadership, communication, internal and external influencing skills, team management, negotiation, strategic vision

Job Location / Mobility- Bangalore / Moderate

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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