Purchase Specialist(m/f/d)

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Date: 04-Jun-2022

Location: Braunschweig, Germany

Company: Alstom

Req ID:208102 


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.   


Purpose of the job:


  • Secure that suppliers QCD (Quality Cost Delivery) performances are in line with objectives for defined project(s).
  • Work package owner for the project (different for Infra !)
  • Main interface between project & sourcing


Key Accountabilities:

Manage the sourcing activity of the Project


  • Ensure that the overall QCD target of the WP material under his responsibility is met
  • Participate to the project management committee
  • Encompass PSCL output in the overall picture of the project (availability of the purchaser requests on time and on quality for take-over by the buyers, availability of the material for the 1st train, consolidation of the logistic conditions)
  • Promoting the Alstom Code of Ethics and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct.


Communicate project needs and ensures they are properly taken into account


  • Organise launch meeting toward Train Sub-Systems and Domains
  • Challenge new gaps compared to tender commitments, incorporates Return on Experience, escalate if any critical delay is occurring in specification availability, facilitates co-operation between Engineering and Sourcing, ask for arbitration in case of conflict
  • Publish the specific legal requirements to be taken into account in negotiation, after analysis of the customer specific demand and after decision with the PM to flow down (or not) these requirements to the suppliers


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


  • Establish and agree with the PM on a Project Sourcing Strategy (if not done at Tender stage), in line Platform Sourcing strategy (panel, LCC objectives, dual sources...)
  • Animates supplier selection through Business Award process, asks for arbitration when relevant
  • Based on SSM, buyer, SPQD output, supervises contracts execution of selected suppliers until FAI milestone


Manage the Material Work Package


  • Review periodically the QCD material scope (Work packages) with the stakeholders, establish a robust “at completion” vision, taken into account risks, ambitions and incertitudes
  • Establish bridge analysis at each SPR cycle
  • Engage the claim process for the CONQ S2 incidents


Leads cost improvement plans


  • Challenge stakeholders (project, engineering, TSS, buyers,...) to allow collection of cost optimization proposals in addition of the plan of the Project Sourcing Strategy
  • Ensures actions are documented and saving calculated in a total cost of ownership base
  • Organise decision over the proposed actions and allow arbitration at PM level if any conflict or at Platform level if any conflict is persisting on major opportunities

Report / KPI


  • Prepares PM/SSD Review based on standards KPIs
  • Organise SPR preparation and request validation to PlSD
  • At significant project progress (SPR3), formalise return of Experience to the Reference Library and furhter Tenders

Competencies & Skills 


  • Ability to work in a matrix environment
  • Communication skills & Team spirit
  • Ability to challenge
  • Results oriented
  • Rigorous and structured
  • International mindset
  • Fluent in English

Mandatory Educational Requirements: MASTER in purchasing or equivalent (engineering, project management…)


Mandatory Experience:


  • Interest in technical field
  • 5 years of experience (Project, Sourcing, Engineering, Quality…)


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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