Senior Buyer

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Date: 9 May 2024

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:450462 


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, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.



Key responsibilities


  • 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.
  • Investigates and/or interviews potential suppliers to determine if they meet the specified requirements.
  • Develop strategy to reduce number of suppliers and lead negotiation of pricing and tooling issues including terms, freight, customs & insurances. Put in place Long Term Agreements with key suppliers.
  • Negotiate Price lists with suppliers and work on initiatives to improve time to quote KPI
  • Advises team members or management on the appropriate supplier to be used.
  • Coordinates all activities related to Supplier Selection as per procedure, beginning and ending with QCD.
  • Assures cost price analysis to be applied on all “considerable” Materials to promote cost reduction for the Project. Negotiates with suppliers the lowest possible cost for the commodity based on QCD.
  • Defines the supplier QCD commitments, regularly measures performance with Supply Chain and Quality, and manages the suppliers to improve overall QCD performance.
  • Owns and Manages Supplier Contracts to comply with Company policies and Government regulations.
  • Support technical team to identify parts and its 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.





  • Bachelor’s degree in business or engineering or related field
  • 5 years of experience in procurement or strategic sourcing. Manufacturing Industry experience preferred.
  • Strong project management and negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and make informed decisions.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint. SAP knowledge will be an added advantage.



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!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 63  countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.

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