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Date: 10-Nov-2017

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.

 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Identify, qualify and select new suppliers in one or more of the following areas: Metallic, Electrical, Interiors or Sub-System Components.
  • Preparation and launch of Request for Quotation with suppliers using the standard tool
  • Negotiation of cost reduction with suppliers
  • Inputs provider/contributor for order placement
  • Ensure QCD (Quality, Cost, and Delivery) targets achievement, CONQ (Cost of Non-Quality) & claims management
  • Lead supplier QCD performance reviews
  • Management of initial issues before escalation to line manager
  • Respect Alstom Transport code of ethics and guidelines
  • Consolidation of commodity needs, inputs
  • Active participation to commodity strategy and panel elaboration
  • 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 Transport Sourcing process, and provide return on experience.
  • Closely work with sourcing project representatives (Project Sourcing Manager, etc...)
  • Ensure work package sheet commitment respect
  • Ensure QCD targets

 

Education:                                   

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field desired

 

Experience:

  • Experience with engineering subcontracting management or engineering project management
  • Knowledge of Rolling Stock metiers

 

Technical competencies & behaviour:

  • Good interpersonal skills (leadership and communication)
  • Experience in a multicultural work environment required

 

 

Alstom offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals.  Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility.  Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the employee. Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking.  Make the switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 

 

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

 

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

 

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 careers.us@alstom.com (please use “Accommodation Request” as the subject line).  

 

 

 

Job Type: Experienced


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