Lead Buyer

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Date: 13-Nov-2022

Location: Istanbul, TR

Company: Alstom

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.   

The Lead Buyer we are looking for will lead the missions below:

  • Deploying commodity strategy
  • Ensuring project execution in line with QCD objectives
  • Pilot contractual relationships with suppliers for sourcing scope on different Project sites
  • Suppliers relationship:
    • Identification of project and business needs
    • Preparation and launch of Request For Quotation with suppliers using the standard tools
    • Negotiation of cost reduction with suppliers
    • Contractual negotiation with suppliers (including claim management)
    • Inputs provider/contributor for order placement
    • Ensure QCD targets achievement
    • Lead supplier QCD performance reviews
    • Respect Alstom Transport code of ethics and guidelines
  • Commodity support:
    • Consolidation of commodity needs, inputs
    • Active participation in commodity strategy and panel elaboration
    • Support to Commodity Manager in tender phase
    • Represent the commodities towards projects, platforms, and solutions
    • Effective teamwork with internal customers and stakeholders (engineering, quality, supply chain, etc...) in problem-solving
    • Apply the Alstom Transport Sourcing process, and provide return on experience.
    • Involvement in projects:
      • Closely work with sourcing project representatives (Project Sourcing Manager, etc...)
      • Ensure QCD targets


  • Bachelor degree from business school or engineering departments
  • Minimum 3 years of working experience in a similar position
  • Very good command of both written and spoken Turkish / English.
  • Very good knowledge of MS Office applications
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • The position will be based in Istanbul / Turkey
  • No restriction to travel within or out of the country
  • No military obligation for male candidates


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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