Commodity Buyer Brakes

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Date: 30 May 2024

Location: Cluj-Napoca, CJ, 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 Commodity Buyer Brakes in Cluj-Napoca we’re looking for?



Your future role

Take on a new challenge and apply your strategic procurement expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll report to Titus Ardevan (Domains Operations Manager, Cluj-Napoca), and work alongside dedicated Commodity Leads and Commodity Managers in the global domains categories.


You'll be in charge of the deployment of procurement strategy across your commodity, secure demand and develop suppliers. Day-to-day, you’ll work closely with teams across the business in procurement, supply chain, engineering, quality & production ensuring project execution in line with Quality Cost Delivery & Technical (QCDT) objectives, and much more.


You’ll specifically take care of global supplier Panel relationship (supplier workload, negotiation, specific agreement, local supplier quality, cost & time delivery performances), and you’ll consolidate commodity needs and inputs across all regions.


We’ll look to you for:

Supplier Relationship:

  • Support global supplier panel relationship (Periodic Reviews);
  • 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 manager;   
  • Respect Alstom Transport code of ethics and guidelines.


Commodity Support:

  • Active participation to commodity strategy on her/his scope;
  • Lead commodity commitments according to the defined strategy on her/his scope;   
  • Pilot negotiation with panel suppliers during tender phase to ensure best commodity commitment to platform and site teams;     
  • Represent the commodities towards Region (bid team, projects) and Platform Regional;
  • Animate teamwork with internal and external stakeholders (Projects, Suppliers, Experts) for  effective problem solving;   
  • Apply the Alstom Transport Sourcing process and provide return on experience.


Involvement in projects:

  • Coordinate project with all Metiers for supplier selection and development;
  • Prepare and launch of Request For Quotation (RFQ) with suppliers;
  • Lead project negotiation from RFQ to supplier award, Go order and contractualization;
  • Ensure and negotiate contractual requirement (Specific Agreement, derogation, Go Order decision);
  • Monitor sourcing project QCDT (Product development, Pre-bid agreement, Business Award, First Article Inspection, Delivery needs);  
  • Ensure alignment with QCD commitment respect and animate Planning & Savings reviews as per Tender/project stakes;
  • Coordinate sourcing activities with local sourcing teams: Contracts application, strategy, saving actions, suppliers performance reviews.


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: 

  • Business school or Engineering degree with Master in purchasing;
  • Minimum of 4 years working experience in purchasing or projects;
  • Fluent level of English;
  • International background;
  • Strong interpersonal skills (leadership, communication, ability to convince, positive mindset);
  • Rigorous and structured;
  • Be willing to travel to Alstom or suppliers sites mainly in Europe.


Things you’ll enjoy

Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career. You’ll also:

  • Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines;
  • Be part of a large team with over 800 professionals in  HR, Finance and Procurement & Supply Chain;
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues;
  • Utilise our Agile, Responsible and Inclusive working environment;
  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries;
  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning (Access to Alstom University and Alstom Learning Program);
  • Professional Development Plan – we offer great opportunities to develop yourself within the company;
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential (Competitive Salary and Meal Vouchers,  Flexible Benefits at your choice - on top of your salary, Holiday Bonuses (Easter, Christmas), Employee Loyalty Bonus, Reimbursement of telework expenses – for amount of days worked from home, Additional Bonuses - referral bonuses, new-born bonus, discounts);
  • Entitle to comprehensive and competitive social coverage (Life and Accident Insurance, Private medical subscription at Regina Maria and  Private Pension);
  • Work-life balance - we offer flexible working hours and a hybrid model of work (Working from Home 3 days/week) and 25 days of annual leave;
  • Be part of our Social Corporate Responsibilities initiatives (Social events, Humanitarian Actions).



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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