Regional Commodity Buyer

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Date: 12-Sep-2022

Location: Brugge

Company: Alstom

Req ID:187834 

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.  

Regional Commodity Buyer (Bruges)





You are responsible for the project related procurement of specific scopes, in alignment with the group supplier panels and commodity strategy. You ensure, through professional purchasing practices, the availability of parts/goods/services (direct or indirect) at the right total cost and in good quality.


Your mission?


· Align the local  purchasing approach  to the group commodity strategy. For the running projects on the Bruges site: ensure adequate sourcing at the right conditions and contractual set up.. Negotiate and issue framework agreements and PO’s to the awarded suppliers , and keep track of any changes during the project

· Keep close interaction with the internal stakeholders on any risks, issues or opportunities.

. Manage the supplier relation to a “best in class” level.

· Actively work on cost saving initiatives within the scope, in close collaboration with the Project Procurement Manager. Issue RFQ accordingly


Your profile?

You speak and write fluently in English  and French (Dutch is an advantage). You also have:


  • Engineering degree orCommercial degree with sound technical background by experience
  • 5 years’ experience in a relevant role in procurement.(transport industry is a plus)
  • Solid level in Microsoft Office Applications, good experience with ERP programs and particularly SAP.
  • Good communicator, agile team player, highly responsive and autonomous


Why Alstom?

Alstom is the leading company in the railway 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? 


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.

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.   



Job Type:​Experienced​

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