NAM Services Commodity Leader Mgr

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Date: 08-Aug-2022

Location: Naperville, IL, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:315822 

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 


    • Strong involvement and implementation of commodities strategy (or define it for specific segment)
    • Manage some global supplier panel relationship (FA, Partnership,..)
    • Responsible for commodity QCDT and legal supplier performance management
    • Operational procurement responsibility on negotiation, cross sites/businesses bundling
    • Animate Saving Plan


    Organisation structure (job belongs to..)

    Global  organization


    Reports directly to:

    Commodity Manager / Director



    Other reporting to:



    Direct reports:




    Network & Links Position title of connected positions / functional report


    • Global Procurement
    • Regional Procurement
    • Platform & Project teams
    • Supplier Quality
    • Supply Chain
    • Legal
    • Finance
    • Engineering
    • Services.



    • Suppliers



    Describe here main information such as accountabilities, authorities, performance measurements …etc.

    • Support commodity management


    Represent commodity

    Consolidate commodity needs, inputs

    Build and propose differentiation for AT through supplier innovation

    Participate actively to commodity strategy and panel elaboration

    Define a strategy for specific segment according to delegation

    Ensure effective teamwork with internal customers and stakeholders in problem solving

    Apply the Alstom Procurement process and provide return on experience.

    Build Procurement Tender commitment



    • Is involved on operational tasks


    Monitor Buyer activity on specific segment

    Has an operational procurement responsibility on negotiation, cross sites/PLs bundling

    Lead Saving Plan by leveraging Design to Cost, LCC, Volumes … ( All savings levers)


    • Promote the Alstom Code of Ethics and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct.


    • Performance measurements:

    Savings P&L and Cost to Complete

    Non-Conformities Report and On Time Delivery

    FAI on time

    Panel situation Supplier compliancy status rate


    Educational Requirements Describe the minimum educational requirement/level


    • Engineering or Business School master degree


    • Master in Purchasing


    Experience Describe the knowledge and experience required for this role


    • Procurement professional background
    • 5 to 10 years of experience in Industry
    • Minimum of three years working experience in purchasing
    • Technical and strong market knowledge of the commodity




    Competencies & Skills Describe the needed skills (technical & behavioral)

    • Strong interpersonal skills (leadership, communication, ability to convince)
    • Ability to work in a matrix environment
    • Communication skills
    • Results oriented
    • Negotiation and strategic vision
    • Fluent in English with international mindset


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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