Commodity Buyer (m/f/d)

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Date: 08-May-2022

Location: Hennigsdorf, Germany

Company: Alstom

Req ID:204881 

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.   


Key responsibilities


Manage purchase contracts for projects & operation within scope

· Define purchasing strategy jointly with Operations with regard to on-time-delivery

· Modify quantity and technical modification of the order continuously according to project needs

· Ensure supplier’s quality is according to technical specifications and partner with Quality and Supplier Performance team to

minimize non-conformity costs

· Collaborate with other functions to ensure project success by representing Procurement at meetings and work

autonomously to resolve problems, but bring to management’s attention if required

· Assessing risk in the supply and align with Procurement Project Manager on acceptable level of risk of the project and take

it into consideration for the commercial negotiation with the supplier


Develop supplier ‘best in class’ performance

· Maintain and develop relationship with suppliers

· Negotiate with suppliers and issue purchase orders or entire frame contract for dedicated projects

· Administer terms and conditions with suppliers


Manage material cost reduction activities

· Explore continuously material cost reduction opportunities

· Implement saving initiatives at site


Qualifications & Functional Knowledge



· Engineering degree, Commercial degree with technical background


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

· 3-5 years of relevant experience with increasing responsibility


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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