Unit Procurement Head - Kolkata

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Date: 09-Sep-2022

Location: Kolkata, WB, IN

Company: Alstom

Unit Procurement Head - Kolkata 

Main Mission :

 Is the sourcing representative of the Site as member of the Site Management Committee: relays to Sourcing/Site any information or decision that could impact respective activities such as organisational changes, supplier difficulties, local/central instructions, Make or Buy decisions. Acts as a facilitator between Sourcing Function and Site operational members.


Team Size : 2-3 Persons 


Team management and development:

  • Manage headcount and staffing
  • Manage local sourcing team in close link with central sourcing (CM, PLSD, TSS Director, Process & Tools)
  • Monitor local sourcing team workload and process to arbitration
  • Develop team competences
  • Secure compliance of his team to the Alstom code of Ethics


Sourcing performance:

  • Apply & support Alstom Transport sourcing rules, process & tools
  • Bring sourcing expertise to support local sourcing team
  • Challenge central sourcing (CM, PLSD, TSS Director) to secure project execution and profitability in escalation phase
  • Provide to central sourcing site input to impact commodity strategies
  • Share with CM, PLSD and Project  Director risk analysis on commodities strategies deployment on coming tenders. Share and follow with CM & PLSD common mitigation plan to secure future business award is in line with commodity strategies (CM leader)
  • Secure continous improvement within whole local sourcing team (SMART)
  • Manage Supplier Local QCD performances
  • Perfom regular (min. Monthly) supplier QCD performance, solves major issues and secure objectives achievement


Project execution and profitability:

  • Support  local sourcing team to face commercial and contractual negotiation  during project execution phase
  • Challenge site management committee member to secure project execution and profitability
  • Track sourcing performance in project and issue action plan in case of deviation
  • Analyse risks and sets appropriate mitigation plan
  • Formalize and share REX on main issues
  • Support SSM and PRSM on project  gate review completion (in particular FAI Go on time)
  • Secure PO placed on time


Operational excellence & Cash focus:

  • Support supply chain to monitor and secure raw material inventory and OTIF objectives
  • Support quality on NCR treatment and improvement, CONQ S1 management
  • Support accounting department to align on invoice accounting and payable days
  • Actively participate on industrial continuous improvement


Key Performance Indicators

  • Tender ambition tracking (ASIP) & Sourcing action plan tracking from SPR including claims and ambition covering
  • Supplier local QCD performance management
  • FAI Go on time (RS&C)
  • Sourcing maturity roadmap improvement (SMART)
  • CONQ S1 & coverage from sourcing                                                                           
  • OTIF + Raw Material coverage


Educational requirements

Graduate in Mechanical Engg 


Technical Knowledge / Experience

  • 10 to 15 years of experience in sourcing, project and operation
  • Sourcing professional background (at least 10 years)
  • Strong management experience of large multicultural team(at least 7 years)
  • Behavioral and Technical Skills / Competencies
  • Fluent english & International mindset
  • Leadership, communication, internal and external influencing skills, team management, negotiation, strategic vision, Project management, industrial background, quality and supply chain background


Job Location / Mobility

Kolkata / Frequent Travel to Supplier locations

Unit Procurement Head - Kolkata 

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