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Date: 29 May 2024

Location: Barcelona, B, ES

Company: Alstom

Req ID:455331 


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, 80,000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Could you be the full-time Buyer in Barcelona we’re looking for?

Your future role

Take on a new challenge and apply your procurement expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll work alongside young and proactive teammates.

You'll set up full supplier selection process. Day-to-day, you’ll work closely with teams across the business (engineering, logistics), deploy commodities strategy and much more.

You’ll specifically take care of ensuring project execution in line with Quality Cost Delivery & Technical (QCDT) objectives, but also supporting supplier Panel relationship (Supplier workload, negotiation, Specific agreement).


We’ll look to you for:


  • Set up full supplier selection process
  • Prepare and launch of Request for Quotation with suppliers.
  • Lead project negotiation.
  • Monitor Procurement project QCDT & legal project evolution (FAI, Business Award, Product development).
  • Ensure work package sheet commitment respect.
  • Prepare Business Award.
  • Promote the Alstom Code of Ethics and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct.
  • Coordinate project with all métiers.
  • Ensure the on-time delivery and quality are secured especially during the ramp-up phase of the project.


  • Support commodity strategy
  • Consolidate the commodity needs, inputs.
  • Participate actively to commodity strategy and panel elaboration.
  • Provide imputes to build differentiation.
  • Support of Commodity Manager in tender phase.
  • Represent the commodities towards projects, platforms and solutions.
  • Ensure effective teamwork with internal customers and stakeholders in problem solving.
  • Apply the Alstom Procurement process and provide return on experience.


  • Build Supplier relationship
  • Support global supplier panel relationship.
  • Manage specific supplier panel relationship (negotiation, specific agreement, local supplier QCDT performances).
  • Measure the supplier's performance and develop them in coordination with supplier Quality Team.
  • Assess properly all risky suppliers and manage the associated mitigation plan.
  • Manage initial issues before escalation to line manager.
  • Monitor Corporate Social Responsibility engagements and deviations.
  • Respect Alstom code of ethics and guidelines.


All about you


We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role: 

  • Engineering or Business School master degree.
  • Master in Purchasing.
  • Sourcing professional background (+8 years).
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment.
  • Communication skills & Team spirit.
  • Ability to challenge.
  • Results oriented.
  • Rigorous and structured.
  • International mindset.
  • Fluent in English & French.


Things you’ll enjoy

Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career. You’ll also:

  • Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines
  • Work in new rolling stock projects.
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues
  • Contribute to innovative projects
  • Utilise our cooperative working environment
  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries
  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive social coverage 


You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 70+ countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.




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