Country-Site Lead Buyer

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Date: 24-Jan-2023

Location: Charleroi, BE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:385124 

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

Purpose of the job: 

  • Deploy of commodities strategy 
  • Ensure project execution in line with QCDT objectives 
  • Support global supplier Panel relationship (Supplier workload, negotiation, Specific agreement) 



 Key Accountabilities 

Supplier relationship: 

  • Support global supplier panel relationship 
  • Manage specific supplier panel relationship (negotiation, specific agreement, local supplier QCDT performances) 
  • Monitor day to day suppliers performances and issues  
  • Management of initial issues before escalation to line manage 
  • Respect Alstom code of ethics and guidelines 


Commodity support on site: 

  • Consolidation of commodity needs, inputs 
  • Active participation to commodity strategy and panel elaboration 
  • Provide imputes to build differentiation 
  • Support of Commodity Manager in tender phase 
  • Represent the commodities towards projects, platforms and solutions. 
  • Effective teamwork with internal customers and stakeholders in problem solving 
  • Apply the Alstom Procurement process, and provide return on experience.  


Involvement in projects: 

  • Coordinate project with all Metiers 
  • Preparation and launch of Request For Quotation with suppliers using the standard tool 
  • Lead project negociation  
  • Monitor procurement project QCDT & legal project evolution (FAI, Business Award, Product development) 
  • Ensure work package sheet commitment respect 
  • Prepare Business Award  
  • Promoting the Alstom Code of Ethics and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct. 


Key Job Authorities and Dimensions: 

  • DOA  


Performance measurements: 

  • Savings P&L and Cost to Complete 
  • Non Conformities Event and On Time Delivery 
  • Panel situation Supplier compliancy status rate



Educational Requirements


  • Business School or Engineering school and MASTER in Purchasing 




  • Fluent English & International background is a must 
  • 2 to 5 years of experience in industry


Competencies & Skills   

  • Strong interpersonal skills (leadership, ability to convince) 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Internal and external influencing skills 
  • Negotiation  
  • Team work 
  • Willingness to take initiative  
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment  
  • Comprehensive knowledge of commodities in area of specialization  


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. 





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