Sr Buyer

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Date: 29-Jun-2022

Location: Pittsburg, PA, Canada

Company: Alstom

Req ID:296803 

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 

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Coordinates the Supplier base in regards to QCD for PARTS, Identifies and resolves problems related to Supplier QCD in a timely manner; gathers and analyses information skilfully, Works well in-group problem solving situations. Develops and implements cost saving measures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned

  • Support the Site projects under procurement scope in a proactive way from a procurement/sourcing perspective. RFQ process, negotiation, supplier development and FIA collaboration.
  • Investigates and/or interviews potential suppliers to determine if they meet the specified requirements.
  • 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
  • Visit customers to attend meetings, to accompany suppliers and to provide support by checking parts to identify potential vendors
  • Visit suppliers to follow up on specific problems of open orders, quotes and quality issues.
  • Drop off and pick up parts at suppliers’ facility when some exceptional situation requires so.


Educational Requirements

College degree in Business Administration or equivalent


Experience (Essential Functions)

  1. 5 yrs. Experience in procurement/sourcing environment, Purchasing, Contract management.
  2. Cost analysis, Budget commitment, Cost reduction initiatives and negotiations skills.
  3. Microsoft Office, Outlook, SAP,
  4. Oral  & Written Communication 
  5. Able to work with tight deadlines – Sense of urgency to process requests
  6. Strong leadership, communication, networking. This position requires coordination with local & central sourcing, project team, customer and suppliers


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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