Indirect Buyer External Sevices

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Date: 3 Feb 2024

Location: Madrid, ES

Company: Alstom


Req ID:424101 

At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, 74,000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Could you be the full-time Indirect Buyer External Services in Madrid we’re looking for?


 Play your part bringing together mobility and responsabilidty by joining Alstom Team as Indirect Buyer in Madrid or Barcelona  Spain



Your future role

Take on a new challenge and apply your procurement expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll work alongside young and proactive teammates.

You'll be the lead of the main Indirect categories in scope are (but not limited to), business and corporate management consultation services, temporary labor, recruitment, communication services. Day-to-day, you’ll work closely with teams across the business (communication, legal, hr, finance), develop long term strategic plans for the entire spend area within Corporate Services for Spain and Portugal Cluster and much more.

You’ll specifically take care of managing in-country ( Spain and Portugal ) procurement  activities and deliver on savings plan, managing relevant policies but also managing requestors  and supplier relationships to ensure that Category Strategies are highly aligned to current and future Business needs and that the supply base is capable of supporting these strategies.

We’ll look to you for:

  • Coordinates the introduction of new and modified services with appropriate departments
  • Advises on contracts and agreements for the supply of complex services with new and existing suppliers


All about you

We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role: 

  • Degree level or equivalent qualifications
  • Previous experience in a category management role
  • Proven, successful supplier negotiations skills. Understanding of contract terms and conditions.
  • Understanding of contract principles and clauses and be able to construct an interpret agreements
  • Excellent communication/relationship skill, be the Confidential and trustworthy business partner
  • Communication skills and ability to influence others
  • Comfort with risk and ambiguous situations
  • Accuracy, Problem solving, planning and organization, result orientation, service orientation, ability to perform in stress situations
  • Experience of working within Indirect, preferably Corporate or professional services categories.
  • Fluency in English, proficiency in French as plus.


Things you’ll enjoy

Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career. You’ll also:

  • Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines
  • Work with new security standards for rail signalling
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues
  • Contribute to innovative projects
  • Utilise our cooperative working environment
  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries
  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive social coverage (life, medical, pension) 


You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you! 


Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 


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