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Date: 19-Sep-2018

Location: Hornell, NY, US

Company: Alstom

The Railway industry today is characterized by both a strong and sustained growth across the world. The trends that drive this are well known: environmental challenges, population growth, urbanization and increasing demands for mobility.
With 6B€ of Sales and around 30,000 employees based in over 60 countries, Alstom develop & market the most complete range of systems, equipment and services offered today in the railway sector. Today we offer our customers solutions that feature a seamless blend of diverse technologies, ensuring optimal interfaces, along with flexible implementation and real synergy in innovation.



Strong involvement and implementation of commodities strategy (or define it for specific segment)

Manage some global supplier panel relationship ( FA, Partnership,..)

Responsible for commodity QCDT and legal supplier performance management

Operational sourcing responsability on negociation, cross sites/businesses bundling

Animate Saving Plan by leveraging Desing to Cost, LCC, Volumes...


Supplier relationship:

· Manage some global supplier relationship (FA, Partnership program, ...) 

· Ensure global QCDT targets achievement, CONQ** & claims management for the global suppliers in charge

· Lead supplier QCDT performance reviews

· Respect Alstom Transport code of ethics and guidelines.


Commodity support:

· Commodity representative

· Consolidation of commodity needs, inputs

- Strong imput to build differenciation for AT through supplier innovation

· Active participation to commodity strategy and panel elaboration

· According to delegation, define a strategy for specific segment

· Build Sourcing Tender commitment

- In charge of Buyer activity on specific segment

· Effective teamwork with internal customers and stakeholders in problem solving

· Apply the Alstom Transport Sourcing process, and provide return on experience.


Operational involvement:

- In charge of Buyer activity on specific segment

· Effective teamwork with internal customers and stakeholders in problem solving

- Operational sourcing responsability on negociation, cross sites/PLs bundling

- Lead Saving Plan by leveraging Design to Cost, LCC, Volumes ...


Education Requirements

Business School or Engineering degree with Masters in purchasing


Technical knowledge / Experience

Experience between 5 to 10 years in Industry

International background

Minimum of three years working experience in purchasing

Technical and strong market knowledge of the commodity



At Alstom we offer you the opportunity to unleash your potential and reinvent yourself. As a future employee, you will have a unique opportunity to drive our organization forward, while continuing to build your career and contribute to the expanding growth of the global railway industry.

More about Alstom

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.  Alstom is a drug-free workplace.

Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations).  If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please contact Alstom’s Recruiting Department at (please use “Accommodation Request” as the subject line) or call us at  860-285-3194.  A Recruitment team member (available between 8:00 am – 5:00pm eastern time zone) will respond to all requests within three (3) business days to provide assistance and/or the information being sought.  Hard of hearing or deaf individuals may contact Alstom Recruiting by utilizing the “711 dialing code for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS)” to contact Alstom’s Recruiting Department at 860-285-3194.


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