Project Procurement Manager (w/d/m)

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Date: 19-Jan-2023

Location: Berlin, DE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:395623 


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.



We are currently looking to recruit an Procurement Project Manager for our team located in Braunschweig/Berlin, Germany.


As an Procurement Project Manager you are responsible for projects that require the full attention of Procurement. They act as an interface to the other key functions (engineering, operations, procurement, finance, etc.), as representatives of Procurement & Supply Chain and as a member of the project core team of new construction products such as metros, regional and high-speed trains, locomotives and trams. They ensure successful execution immediately after receipt of the customer order. With the beginning of the quality period, the planning and sourcing strategy phase begins. You are responsible for the business relationships with the suppliers and check material availability and cost management without you purchasing yourself. During the start of the project, the Procurement Project Manager determines the speed of the entire project.




Define and implement the Project Procurement Strategy in full respect of QCD commitments:

  • At project start, get QCD Procurement Commitment as built at tender phase in the respective LU and PUs, secure the commitments are well understood by the SSMs & Procurement Teams.
  • Define the Project Procurement strategy with the PPLD, based on the Product Procurement strategy, into a Project Procurement Management Plan, approved by Procurement stakeholders (Domain, Platform/Solution).
  • Ensure the Project Procurement strategy is shared, understood, applied by the procurement teams and the SSM.
  • In collaboration with Legal Department, build and publish the specific legal requirements to be applied for the project (i.e. Project Specific agreement, RFQ letter), ensure good use and application by stakeholders (at Business Awards, contract validation, deviation validation).



Coordinate, consolidate and secure Procurement activities, performance & efficiency on whole project:

  • Manage buyers working on the project for a proper contribution to the project QCD (functional report)
  • Organize Procurement launch meeting involving PM, SSMs, Procurement
  • Have a general vision of the Project’s / suppliers' progress, stakes and difficulties. Define and agree with Procurement and SSMs the corrective measures and ensure those are led.
  • Define proper processes and tools including reporting and ensure application on the whole project.
  • Ensure Business Award decision compliancy with Project Procurement strategy and QCD requirements.
  • Follow project particular conditions are correctly applied and respected (such as localization rate, financial conditions)
  • Escalate appropriately when and where required on procurement issues and risks impacting Project, always proposing corrective measures.
  • Ensure QCD performance of procurement is properly reported for each respective sub-system & component.
  • Ensure ePMFU deployment throughout each Sub-System & Component (together with the respective“métiers” / Subsystems contributing to populate it). Build a general overview for the PM.


Master the Material Work Package: costs, risks and ambition

  • Build the respective Sub-Systems Estimate at Completion and the project consolidation (all WPs), and is accountable for the overall Project Procurement SAPR & RAPR including claim to suppliers.
  • Define improvement plans with respective Sub-System & Component teams - Follow-up the progress and ensure the progress is compliant with Project objectives
  • Co-Validates with Sub-System Manager each gap vs CPR0 (deviation sheet & bridge approval process)



  • Procurement or Project management background
  • Min. 5 years of relevant working experience (Project, Sourcing, Engineering, Quality)
  • MASTER / MBA in Business, Purchasing/Sourcing/Procurement or equivalent
  • Communication and negotiation skills
  • Structured way of thinking and working, able to think with the superordinated common target in the back of the mind
  • Well-organized, service oriented, sociable and with a problem-solving mindset.
  • Fluent in English and German




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.

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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