Senior Indirect Buyer with Italian (Engineering Services)

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Date: 23 May 2024

Location: Cluj-Napoca, RO

Company: Alstom

Req ID:454915 

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 Indirect Buyer with Italian for Engineering Services Commodity in Cluj-Napoca, Romania we’re looking for?


Your future role

Take on a new challenge and apply your procurement expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll report to Ofelia Sasu (Procurement Operations Manager), and work alongside fun, motivated, and dedicated teammates.


You'll be in charge of procuring services required for Engineering activities in a geographical scope in line with commodity objectives and support supplier panel relationship (negotiation, specific agreement, local supplier performances). Day-to-day, you’ll work closely with teams across the business (Commodity Management, Regional Procurement Director, Site buyers, Requesters, and their management), consolidating the commodity needs, and much more. 


You’ll specifically set up full supplier selection process and support the deployment of commodity strategies, while ensuring that purchased goods and services are both cost-efficient and of high quality.


We’ll look to you for:

  • Deploy the commodity strategy

  • Prepare and launch of Request for Quotation
  • Promote and support new buying channel implementation as per ramp-up objectives
  • Coordinate with Project teams
  • Vendor selection / Evaluation / negotiation of contracts and commercial terms/ Business case preparation and follow DOA (Delegation of Authority) approval flow
  • Vendor onboarding until panel validation
  • Closely working with Commodity manager team and tactical buyers on site in high value project requirement and upfront activities (tenders for catalog / framework agreements, identification of preferred suppliers)
  • Generate innovative ideas for increased process efficiency & reduction in cost


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
  • Good knowledge of indirect procurement (goods & services) - 3-5 years of experience in Professional/Engineering services commodities a must
  • Experience in a relevant position
  • Experience with ERP systems (SAP & SAP ARIBA are an advantage)
  • Fluency in Italian and English
  • Strong negotiation and relationship management skills, willingness to take initiative, autonomy
  • Good communication, collaboration and analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment



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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