ANZ Indirect Buyer

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Date: 15-Mar-2023

Location: Melbourne (AU), VIC, AU

Company: Alstom

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. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Indirect Buyer to join our Indirect Procurement team. In this role, you will be responsible for sourcing indirect services and materials related to all Alstom sites in Australia and New Zealand. More specifically, this role will be responsible for  Alstom’s Plant, Production Equipment and Tools to support our projects across ANZ. This will include being responsible to develop the Sourcing Strategies and methods to achieve sourcing objectives, successful site operations and project execution.

Day to day activities involves supplier development, RFQ management, supplier and contract negotiations and business award conclusion with Quality, Cost, Delivery and Safety.


Key Responsibilities for this Role Includes:

  • Lead cost improvement plans for assigned commodities and suppliers.
  • Prepare and launch the request for quotation with suppliers, ensuring business awards are delivered time.
  • Manage Supplier quality audits and EHS audits are done on time and coordinated with
  • Negotiate cost reduction with suppliers.
  • Drive supplier QCD performance reviews with Supplier Quality team.
  • Consolidation of Indirect Commodities, as well as active participation in commodity strategy and panel elaboration.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required Includes:

  • Degree in Business or Engineering or demonstrable experience with purchasing or supply chain management
  • Previous experience with Purchasing preferably in a manufacturing/ plant equipment environment 
  • Experience analysing and negotiating terms and conditions for suppliers
  • Strong communication skills with ability to liaise with all level an organisation local and internationally.

You will be joining an enthusiastic and growing team! We are a growing business with a strong pipeline of work both locally and internationally, with strong possibilities for internal mobility.


This role is to be based in the Melbourne CBD office or at our Manufacturing site at Dandenong, with potential regular travel required to other sites.

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. We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people with disability and other minority groups to apply. 
We recognise that embracing flexibility & inclusivity is the smarter way of working. Please speak with us about your individual needs or if any workplace adjustments are required. If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process please email:
For internal applicants, please ensure you confirm your eligibility to apply with your Supervisor and relevant Human Resources representative prior to submitting an application.


As part of the application process, you will be required to undergo pre-employment reference and medical checks, including drug and alcohol testing.


There are different compliance requirements for different workgroups. You will be provided with relevant information, during the recruitment process.


If you are unable to be vaccinated for other reason(s), please provide those reason(s) in the application for our consideration.

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