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Date: 25-Jan-2023

Location: Montreal, QC, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:326627 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   

Join us as Buyer, and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role based in Montreal (QC), CA.


Under the supervision of the Manager, Operational and Administrative Support, the incumbent of this position is responsible for ensuring the purchase and availability of PR and NPR parts while maintaining the cost and Inventary minimum with maximum quality. He must be in direct communication with suppliers in order to meet delivery deadlines. He collaborates with the Supervisor, operational support and the management team to identify and search for certain parts in order to ensure the execution of the project.





​​​​- Support and manage the relationship with the panel of suppliers (negotiation, specific agreement, supplier performance)
- Monitor vendor performance and issues on a daily basis
- Management of initial problems before escalation to the hierarchy
- Comply with Alstom's code of ethics and guidelines


- Perform PBM – PR replenishment report analysis and place orders as required
- Follow up on sporadic requests from EXO project sites (PPE, Tools, etc.) and place orders
- Active participation in the continuous improvement of the purchasing strategy
- Effective teamwork with the management team and stakeholders in problem solving
- Apply the Alstom Sourcing process and ensure feedback


- Preparation and launch of Shopping carts for NPR and Services purchases
- Adjustment of the PBM according to the contractual requirements
- Manage cost negotiations with different suppliers
- Align POs with budgets
- Ensure timeline invoice approvals
- Project cost and risk management
- Ensure the delivery of parts according to the deadlines established by the PBM
- Promoting the Alstom Code of Ethics and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct





- BAC in a field related to the position or any other experience deemed relevant
- Proficiency in French and intermediate English
- 3 to 5 years of experience in a similar position
- Experience in the railway sector will be considered an asset


- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Proficiency in the MS Office suite
- Ability to work with different departments / Teamwork
- Highly developed sense of organization, the incumbent will have to follow up on several files
- Have experience negotiating prices with suppliers
- Able to take initiative
- Ability to exercise independent judgment


The use of the masculine gender has been adopted in order to facilitate reading and has no discriminatory intent.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, we will only contact those whose application is accepted.

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.   


Alstom is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, National, or Local Laws.


Effective 29 January 2021, Alstom completed the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. This is a Bombardier Transportation Legal Entity Position - positions at Bombardier Transportation companies are all members of the Alstom Group.

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