V.I.E. Buyer

Datum: 01.02.2024

Standort: Bautzen, DE

Unternehmen: Alstom

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

We are looking for a VIE – Buyer based in Bautzen.



VIE Explained:

As a company with French roots, we are proud to take part the Voluntary International Program (VIE). A VIE allows you to undertake a secure professional assignment abroad and offers you the chance to get to know new cultures while gaining professional experience. The conditions for a VIE are the following:


  • Assignments are open for citizens of European Union countries between 18 and 28 years
  • A VIE assignment will be in a country other than that of the applicant; 
  • The assignment has a determinate duration, for this position it is 2 years


Purpose of the job: 

As VIE – Buyer you will be responsible to support procurement related activities on site. In particular you will be responsible for processing the product groups/commodities assigned to you. You will work for all projects in the organization and form the interface between the business, the global lead buyers and the Domain. You will procure using professional purchasing practices and techniques and ensure parts, services and goods availability through the production process while maintaining overall cost at the lowest level and highest quality. You will maintain daily contact with suppliers and ensure supplier quality and on-time-delivery.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Support the definition of material prices for Commodity Groups
  • Contribute to the identification of material requirements, estimate the justified costs, provide the material procurement costs, prepare requests for offers to suppliers, compile contract packages in particular for variation orders, assess opportunities and risks in procurement and define the final parts lists for their responsible product groups, Verification of implementations and documentation
  • Documentation according to standards and project requirements
  • Support verification, assessment and homologation
  • Manage contracts for risk management, claims, conflict resolutions, feedback and input into bids from lessons learnt.
  • Develop long term supplier relationships through regular performance reviews and continually drive cost improvements.
  • Be responsible for delivering cost reduction targets and participate in Design2cost initiatives.


Collaborate with other functions to ensure project success by representing Procurement at meetings and work autonomously to resolve problems, but bring to management’s attention if required.



  • We would look for a graduated person with Diploma minimum Bachelor.
  • First experiences in Procurement or supply chain would be appreciated.
  • The person should be good in communication, open-minded and confident.
  • English is mandatory, German would be nice to have.


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.