Lead Buyer

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Date: 30-May-2021

Location: Hornell, NY, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:106041 

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.   


  • Reporting to the Regional Commodity Manager, the Buyer participates in the sourcing efforts from the development phase until the serial end of life. The Buyer participates in the management of supplier’s QCD (Quality, Cost, and Delivery) performance, and supports product execution.
  • Under General Supervision, prepare and send Request for Quotations (RFQ) to suppliers
  • Collect and assist in the analysis of supplier's proposals within project budget and process purchase orders for items according to set procedures
  • Administrates and maintains purchase orders and change orders according to procedures
  • Communicates engineering releases and engineering change notices to suppliers
  • Coordinates with all departments regarding supplier related issues within assigned commodities
  • Provides information to Lead Buyers and Commodity Managers to keep them informed of any critical issues within assigned commodities
  • Participates in Special Projects/assignments as required and/or directed
  • Assists with expediting delivery of critical parts for Production as required
  • Maintains documented records for both internal and external communications as it relates to commercial issues
  • Updates and maintains ERP System with accurate delivery dates



  • Associates Degree (2 year degree) preferred
  • 1 – 3 years preferred


Technical competencies & behaviour:

  • Team-working and leadership
  • Ability to work well in a Team environment
  • Experience in a multicultural and or matrixed work environment required
  • Knowledge of SAP Purchase to Pay module desirable
  • Strong analytical skills and understanding Financial Fundamentals and Concepts
  • Good knowledge and application of Microsoft Office tools, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Procurement / Supply Chain certification desired (CPM, CPSM, CPIM, CSCP)

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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