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Date: 01-Oct-2021

Location: Estado de México, MEX, Mexico

Company: Alstom

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.   


Job Title: Buyer

Job Code: SO-CO-02

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)


Organisation structure:

Headquarter or Region / Site Sourcing organizations


Reports directly to:

Site sourcing Manager/Director

Commodity Manager / Director


Other reporting to:



Direct reports:




Network & Links  

Internal & External

Sourcing local/central, Platform & Project teams, Supplier Quality, Supply Chain, Legal, Finance, Engineering and Train Sub System for RS/Compo.


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 Sourcing 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 sourcing 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 (Expenditure/Hiring authorities, total budget resp., team size; etc.):

  • 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


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.   


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