Indirect Buyer

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Date: 27-Nov-2022

Location: Charleroi, WHT, BE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:235363 

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


Key position in the Indirect Sourcing Team, together with your colleagues you’re fully accountable of the procurement process and competitivity for the indirect spent containing consultancy, services, facility management, insurance, CAPEX & OPEX….

Organisational Reporting:

Direct reporting to the Indirect Sourcing Manager

Indirect report to the indirect Commodities managers  and to the Unit Sourcing Manager.


Key network & Links:

This position is il full line with the indirect sourcing organization He/she will have to exchange information with :

  • All product lines potential Sourcing Internal Customer network
  • Sourcing Indirect Global network across Alstom Transport  legal entities
  • Finance networks Corporate and other Alstom Sector Sourcing Organization 


Specific responsibilities of the role: 

  • Applies & support Alstom Transport sourcing rules, process & tools
  • Identifies and inventory project and business needs
  • Consolidates needs and defines sourcing strategy with the Indirect Sourcing Manager
  • Negotiates cost reduction with suppliers
  • Participates to panel elaboration
  • Insures QCD achievement 
  • Places orders for projects on his/her scope
  • Reports his/her results on a monthly basis to Indirect Sourcing network
  • Establish, validate and follow up the completion of orders
  • Makes sure that suppliers selected are complying with Alstom ethic code and SD  Alstom charte
  • Optimize and decrease total costs of ownership of purchasing families through strategy building with internal customers, supply base performance monitoring and development as well as internal ways of working optimization.
  • Manages return of experience and gives feedback to the Indirect Sourcing manager and all stakeholders


Desired Skills & Experience: 

  • Competencies :
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Team player
    • Result oriented
    • Energy & drive
    • Well organized
    • Leadership
    • Good communication & interpersonal skills
    • High work ethics
  • Previous experience : Operational dealing within projects in sourcing, engineering or commercial.
  • Technical  Skills :
    • Contract management
    • Legal awareness
    • Project experience
  • Education  : Business school or Engineering degree with Master in purchasing
  • Language skills : English and French are mandatory. Dutch or German is an asset.
  • Job will be located in Charleroi



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. 





Job Type:​Experienced​

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