Indirect Commodity Buyer VIE

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Date: 25-Jan-2023

Location: Oslo, NO

Company: Alstom

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.   


Are you a team player and results-driven person?

Join us as an Indirect Commodity Buyer and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role based in Oslo, Norway.

Purpose of the Job


As an Indirect Commodity Buyer you will be responsible for deploying the commodity strategy for its assigned commodities and ensure project execution in line with QCDT objectives (Quality, Cost, Delivery, Technology). You will manage the relationships and negotiations with suppliers, pilot the utilization of supplier panel and secure the supplier performance.


Your responsibilities will include:


Supplier relationship:

  • Support global supplier panel relationship.
  • Manage relationships with the suppliers (negotiations, specific agreements, local supplier performances).
  • Monitor day to day suppliers’ performances and issues.
  • Create close connections with suppliers through providing quality work within the given timelines.
  • Manage the initial issues before escalation to line managers.
  • Promoting the Alstom Code of Ethics and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct.



Commodity support on site:

  • Consolidate the commodity needs and inputs.
  • Participate pro-actively to commodity strategy and panel elaboration.
  • Propose improvement ideas when needed.
  • Offer support for the Commodity Manager in tender phase.
  • Represent the commodities towards projects, platforms and solutions.
  • Improve the internal customers and stakeholders relationship in problem solving contexts.
  • Apply the Alstom Sourcing process and provide return on experience.



Involvement in projects:

  • Coordinate projects with all Metiers.
  • Prepare and launch the Request For Quotation with suppliers using the standard tools.
  • Lead project negotiations.
  • Monitor evolution of the project QCDT and Legal project evolution (FAI, Business Award, Product development).
  • Ensure work package sheet commitment.
  • Prepare Business Award.
  • Promoting the Alstom Code of Ethics and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct.



Key requirements:

  • Fluent in English.
  • Work in an international environment.
  • Business School or Engineering School or Master in Purchasing
  • Medium experience in the area of specialization
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel processes.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.



We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


Alstom in the Nordics countries has over 2200 employees and offices in Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen and Helsinki, as well as several local offices and service depots. 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.  


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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