Commodity Buyer

Date: 14-May-2019

Location: Charleroi, WHT, Belgium

Company: Alstom

Req ID:52414 


We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of now and the future. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses, autonomous subways, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of 34 500 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.


The Buyer position, reporting to Site Sourcing Director will as a responsibility have to apply Sourcing Strategy for the commodity he works for and to support project operations at site level (finalizes contracts with suppliers - frame agreement - and places orders in close cooperation with Supply Chain).

The role reports hierarchically to Sourcing Site Director and functionally to Sourcing Commodity manager.


Specific responsibilities of the role: 

  • Identifies and inventory project and business needs
  • Consolidates needs with Commodity Manager
  • Defines commodity strategy with the Commodity Manager
  • Implements commodity strategy
  • Negotiates cost reduction with suppliers
  • Participates to panel elaboration
  • Insures QCD achievement
  • Contributes to supplier performance reviews
  • Places orders for projects on his sites
  • Supports Domain Director and Commodity Manager in tender phase
  • Commits on work package sheet with validation of the Commodity Manager and the Domain Director
  • Closely works with the Supply Chain department for issues generated by the sourcing department
  • Closely works with the Supplier Quality department for issues generated by the sourcing department
  • Manages return of experience and gives feedback to the commodity manager and all stakeholders
  • Manages initial issues before escalating to commodity manager


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.
  • Tavels: Job will be located in Charleroi. International travelling is required for supplier- and team meetings

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is a lever to running a sustainable and successful business. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.



Job Type:​Experienced​

Job Segment: Procurement, Purchasing, Supply, Buyer, Supply Chain, Operations, Finance

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