Buyer with German/English

Apply now »

Date: 01-May-2022

Location: Cluj-Napoca, CJ, Romania

Company: Alstom

Req ID:133416 

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 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   



We are excited to add a new colleague to our Global Procurement Center team based in Cluj-Napoca. We are looking for someone who wants to build a career as a

Buyer with German or English



Purpose of the role

Manages the Procurement end-to-end process in a complex manner with a significant impact in managing critical orders, ensuring the production needs, having strong relationship with both local and external stakeholders and by these assuring the delivery of our products to our customers and business profitability.



  • Create of Purchase Orders and Schedule Agreements
  • Align with the suppliers on the orders for ensuring best price and needed delivery term
  • Price/Contract alignments with Commodity Management/Suppliers. (Offer for PO, Extension of Contracts, Escalation of topics (e.g. Critical Components)
  • Ensuring Order Acknowledgments; ensuring On Time Delivery
  • Maintain a strong relationship with the stakeholders (Commodity Management, Regional Management, site of production and suppliers)
  • Ensure the blocked invoices and Critical payments are being solved when needed
  • Weekly reporting on KPI’s including actions and mitigations
  • Contract/Alignments with Suppliers in case of differences (Confirmation/Deliveries). Alignments via phone/e-mail in case of differences between Confirmation and PO. Escalation to Commodity
  • Management in cases of disagreements
  • Develop professionalism by learning business practices in Procurement
  • Develop working knowledge on processes and tools
  • Develop ownership skills because of the impact of the role
  • Sharing best practices with peers from other production sites across the German region
  • Manage various tools which give a technical complexity
  • Resolve issues related to Purchase Orders (1st level of escalation)



Requirements for the role:

  • Business, Economics Degree or similar;
  • Work experience in Procurement and Project(s);
  • Negotiation/Influencing skills, Analytical skills, Process-oriented mind-set, Technical abilities, Very Good Communication and presentation skills;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and/or German







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 Segment: Procurement, Purchasing, Buyer, Operations, Finance