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Date: 19-Jan-2022

Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Company: Alstom

Alstom creates 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 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   



We are seeking an enthusiastic buyer to join our procurement team. In this role, you will be responsible for rolling stock direct procurement materials related to all Alstom sites in North America. This will include being responsible to develop the direct procurement strategies and methods to achieve company objectives, successful site operations and project execution.

Day to day activities involves supplier development, RFQ management, supplier and contract negotiations and business award conclusion with Quality, Cost, Delivery and Safety & smooth execution with project team.



Deploy of commodities strategy

Ensure project execution in line with Quality Cost and Delivery objectives

Pilot local contractual relationships with suppliers


Supplier relationship:

· Identification of project and business needs                                                                                                      

· Preparation and launch of Request For Quotation with suppliers using the standard tool

· Negotiation of cost reduction with suppliers

· Inputs provider/contributor for order placement

· Ensure QCD targets achievement, CONQ (Cost Of Non Quality) & claims management & lead supplier perfomance reviews 

· Management of initial issues before escalation to line manager

· Respect Alstom code of ethics and guidelines


Commodity support on site:

· Consolidation of commodity needs, inputs

· Active participation to commodity strategy and panel elaboration

· Support of Commodity Manager in tender phase

· Represent the commodities towards projects, platforms and solutions.

· Effective teamwork with internal customers and stakeholders in problem solving

· Apply the Alstom procurement process, and provide return on experience.


Involvement in projects:

· Closely work with procurement project representatives and other internal stakeholder

· Ensure work package sheet commitment respect

. Prepare Business Award

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




- BA in Purchasing, Business Management, or Engineering 

- 4y minimum of experience in purchasing

- Experience with SAP is required

- Negotiation

- Have strong verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills (ability to convince others)

- Act as a team player

- Comprehensive knowledge of commodities in area of specialization

- Able to take initiative

- Able to manage multiple priorities autonomously and respect deadlines

- Fluent in English

This role will be based in Ottawa , Canada


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. We recognize that embracing flexibility & inclusivity is the smarter way of working.

ALSTOM endeavors to make its recruitment process accessible to any and all users.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided, upon request, to applicants with disabilities in order to facilitate equal opportunity throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Alstom is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Women and Minorities.  
Alstom is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
Alstom is a drug-free workplace.

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