Commodity Buyer (m/f/d)

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Date: 06-Jun-2022

Location: Hennigsdorf, Germany

Company: Alstom

Req ID:204221 

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 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   


Purpose of the job


•             Defines and implements best-in-class Sourcing Strategies and Supplier Panel / supply base for the respective commodity

•             Ensures the Sourcing Strategy is validated with relevant stakeholders and IGS Regions and applies it across BT

•             Actively identifies and implements cost reductions and process savings

•             Negotiates, communicates and manages the contracts and supplier relationship including performance of global contracts, granting global competitiveness for BT

•             Supports Global Commodity Managers, Regional Buyers and Procurement Business Partners in contract implementation, risk management, claims and conflict resolutions.

•             Manages internal key stakeholders and provides sustainable decision guidance



•             Transportation and Logistics


Service Level Agreement:

-              As agreed between GPC and global strategic sourcing team



•             Savings target defined with the global commodity managers

•             Supplier reduction


Key responsibilities

1.            Strategic Sourcing / Demand Management / Stakeholder Relationship

Develop sourcing strategy for the sub-categories in scope

Align sourcing strategy with functions / regions, understand organization and market trends

Understands stakeholder demand and requirements, provide stakeholders with sustainable decision guidance

Analyze Budget / Forecast for supplies and propose consumption targets

2.            Supplier Panel / Governance / Spend Control

Define suppliers and vendors for the commodities in scope

Drive implementation and compliance to strategic sourcing and IGS targets

Negotiates global agreements based on BT legal templates

Manage supplier relationship, supplier performance review and integration, ensure quality and delivery are measured

3.            Validate and analyze Spend Data, provide market information

Establishes RfQs (Request for Quotation), auctions according to legal and technical requirements

Monitor supplier KPI’s and functional KPI’s

4.            Cost reductions / savings initiatives

Identify potential savings / cost reductions in commodity, drive cost out of supplier’s business, BT and way to do business

Communicate and implement cost reductions / process saving initiatives across organization

Monitoring of spend and consumption on a monthly basis

5.            Governance / Policy

Contribute to function policy and governance model

Ensure IGS Directive and legal policy is followed globally across regions

6.            Processes, Tools, Reporting

Advice for process optimization, use best-in-class eProcurement tools

7.            Communication / Lead the change

Communicates to IGS Regions, relevant stakeholders on a regular basis

Communicate with IGS tool key users, process responsible and liaise with IS

Communicate with the internal stakeholders



Qualifications & Functional Knowledge


•             Business or IT Degree or similar complemented by a demonstrated track record

Relevant experience required (i.e. directly linked to the requirements of the position/role)

•             >5 years of work experience in Procurement, Project(s) or Engineering with sound commercial acumen

Specialized or cross-functional knowledge / relevant experience required by the position/role

•             Negotiation/Influencing skills, Analytical skills, Process-oriented mind-set, Very Good Communication and presentation skills


Other requirements

•             ERP Systems, eProcurement tools, Advanced level in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint)




  • German – mandatory
  • English – mandatory


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 Type:​Experienced​

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