Lead Buyer -Site Sourcing

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Date: 25-Jan-2023

Location: Madhepura, IN

Company: Alstom

Req ID:402601 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide 

Lead Buyer - Site Sourcing

About Alstom in India

Alstom has established a strong presence in India. Currently, the company is executing metro projects in several Indian cities including Chennai, Kochi and Lucknow where it is supplying Rolling Stock manufactured out its state of the art facility at SriCity in Andhra Pradesh. In the Mainline space, Alstom is executing Signaling & Power Supply Systems for the 343 Km. section on World Bank funded Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor. Phase 1 in the construction of the new electric locomotive factory for manufacturing and supply of 800 units of 12000HP locomotives is also complete at Madhepura, Bihar while the depot at Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh is ready to commence operation. Alstom has set up an Engineering Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru, and this coupled with a strong manufacturing base as well as localized supply chains, is uniquely positioned to serve customers across the globe. Today, Alstom in India employs close to 3600 people and in line with Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ policy initiative, Alstom has been investing heavily in the country in producing world class rolling stock, components, design, research and development to not only serve the domestic market, but also rest of the world. www.alstom.com/ India


Mission & Responsibilities

Deploy commodities strategy

Ensure project execution in line with QCD objectives

Pilot local contractual relationships with suppliers



Job Requirements

- Knowledge of Handling Electrical Sub Systems & Propulsion Commodities for Railways/Metro Projects.

- Knowledge of Handling Parts like Transformer, Heat Exchangers, Oil Tanks, Batteries, Battery Chargers,  Brakes, Brake Panels, Pneumatic Kit, Main Air Supply Unit, Pantograph, Pantograph Control Unit, Couplers, HVAC, Speed Sensors, Traction Motor,  Louvers & filters, Internal & External Lights, Crew Fans, Fire Extinguishers, Temperature & Humidity sensors, Dehumidifiers, Blowers, Insulators, 25 KV Cables, ERCU, Busbars, Tabs, Connector Shore Supply

- Profound Knowledge of Supplier Base used for Railway & Metro Projects

- New Vendor Development into System. 


Supplier relationship:

· Identification of project and business needs                                                                                                      

· 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 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


Commodity support on site:

· 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.

-Manage change request commodities and drive till installation of parts and closure of design changes.


Involvement in projects and Reporting

· Closely work with sourcing project representatives (Project Sourcing Manager, etc...)

· Ensure work package sheet commitment respect

· Ensure QCD targets

- MIS Reporting (Monthly, Quarterly and CPR )


Key Performance Indicators

Savings P&L and Alstom Transport Completion

Non Conformities Report/PPM reduction, OTD2

Panel situation Supplier compliancy status rate


Educational requirements

Engineering degree or Business school with MASTER in purchasing


Technical Knowledge / Experience

Fluent english & International background is a must


Behavioral and Technical Skills / Competencies

Good interpersonal skills (leadership and communication)


Job Location / Mobility

On site / very few travels



Madhepura (Bihar)

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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