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Date: 07-May-2023

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:410561 


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, monorails, and trams to integrated systems, customized 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.


The Buyer will coordinate the Supplier base in regard to QCD for PARTS and identify and resolve problems related to Supplier QCD in a timely manner. In addition to gathering and analyzing information skillfully, working well in group problem-solving situations and developing and implementing cost-saving measures.


You will be responsible for:

  • Support the Site projects and parts business under procurement scope in a proactive way from a procurement/sourcing perspective. RFQ process, negotiation, On time delivery and Supplier performance monitoring.
  • Investigate and/or interview potential suppliers to determine if they meet the specified requirements.
  • Develop strategies to reduce the number of suppliers and lead negotiation of pricing and tooling issues, including terms, freight, customs & insurance. Put in place Long Term Agreements with key suppliers.
  • Advise team members or management on the appropriate supplier to be used.
  • Coordinate all activities related to Supplier Selection as per procedure, beginning and ending with QCD.
  • Assure cost price analysis to be applied on all “considerable” Materials to promote cost reduction for the Project.
  • Negotiate with suppliers the lowest possible cost for the commodity based on QCD.
  • Define the supplier QCD commitments, regularly measures performance with Supply Chain and Quality, and manage the suppliers to improve overall QCD performance.
  • Own and Manage Supplier Contracts to comply with Company policies and Government regulations.
  • Support technical team to identify parts and their suppliers to fulfil customer requirements.
  • Work with suppliers/Alstom technical team for obsolescence management.
  • Visit suppliers to follow up on specific problems of open orders, quotes and quality issues.

What you need to succeed:

  • Market and Business Understanding: the role requires someone with a good sound base knowledge of the North American Market. Any international knowledge is an added value. In addition to it, someone with a fair understanding of OEM requirements and to use common sense to make decisions on supplier capabilities.
  • College Diploma preferred and/or Industry Designation preferred. Engineer School is desirable but not mandatory.
  • Overall 3 to 5 yrs of experience in Procurement/Sourcing environment, Purchasing, and Contract management. Experience in the Manufacturing industry is a must.
  • Cost analysis, Budget commitment, Cost reduction initiatives and negotiations skills.
  • Experience using MS Office tools (PowerPoint, Excel, Word), Outlook, SAP and/or any major ERP system.
  • Good communication skills, including the ability to ask key questions and seek clarification.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines, properly prioritizing tasks according to their urgency level, and working independently and as part of a team.


​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 a global company where our people’s vision and values embrace Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). Wherever we operate and across all our businesses, we want to create an inclusive culture in which diversity is welcomed and appreciated. By bringing together people from diverse backgrounds and giving everyone the opportunity to contribute with their knowledge, skills, experiences and perspectives, we also generate value for Alstom and its stakeholders. 


Employment at Alstom is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. Alstom does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition (including breastfeeding), or any other basis protected by law. 


It is Alstom's policy to comply with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to non-discrimination and equal opportunity. The Company's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy, as well as its affirmative action obligations, includes the full and complete support of the Company. Because it's just the right thing to do. We hope you think so, too. 

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