Buyer with German

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Date: 14 Jul 2024

Location: Cluj-Napoca, RO

Company: Alstom

At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, 80,000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.




Could you be the full-time Buyer with German D&IS (Digital & Integrated Systems) in Cluj-Napoca, Romania we’re looking for?


Your future role

Take on a new challenge and apply your supply chain expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll report to (Country Team Lead, Cluj-Napoca), and work alongside passionate, dedicated, hard-working, and fun teammates.


Digitization is a major and strategic lever for transforming functions, to which a “data” dimension is systematically added. As part of the purchasing "Business Process Owner" team, each of whom is responsible for their processes and tools, the Procurement Data and BI analyst will be in strong interaction with all team members to understand and process all data-related issues.


With our Cluj team, you will be able to learn new things every day, grow as an individual and make a real impact on the success of businesses all over the world. We are looking for ambitious individuals who want to make a difference!


Alstom is here to help you develop your skills and knowledge so that you can be at the forefront of innovation, efficiency, and agility in procurement.



You'll be responsible of 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. You’ll specifically align with the suppliers on the orders for ensuring best price and needed delivery term, but also manage cases of disagreements. 


We’ll look to you for:

  • Prepare and launch of Request for Quotation with suppliers
  • Lead project negotiation
  • Monitor Procurement project QCDT (Quality, Cost, Delivery, Technology) & legal project evolution (First-Article-Inspection , Business Award, Product development) 
  • Prepare Business Award / Bid Comparison Chart and secure agreement
  • Place and manage Purchase order contract in SAP
  • Update suppliers’ data in SAP and on dedicated platform
  • Ensure the on-time delivery and quality are secured especially during the ramp-up phase of the project
  • Consolidate the commodity needs, inputs
  • Support the elaboration of the commodity strategy 
  • Provide Commitment in Tender Phase in agreement with Commodity Manager
  • Represent the commodities towards projects, platforms, and solutions.
  • Ensure effective teamwork with internal customers and stakeholders in problem solving 
  • Manage specific supplier panel relationship (negotiation, specific agreement, local supplier QCDT performances)
  • Assess properly all risky suppliers and manage the associated mitigation plan
  • Manage initial issues before escalation to line manager



All about you

We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role: 

  • Degree level qualification
  • Experience in a relevant position
  • Negotiation/Influencing skills, Analytical skills, Process-oriented mind-set, Technical abilities, Very Good Communication and presentation skills;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and German
  • Experience with ERP systems, preferably SAP



You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!





Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 70+ countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.

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