Senior Buyer

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Date: 18-Jun-2022

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:208962 

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 Senior Buyer, and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role based in Pittsburgh (PA), US.


The candidate will work on project/customer specific needs for the Parts business.  Applying all AT philosophy, methods and tools in order to provide the QCD on all parts proposed to our customer, always striving for a reduce time to quote to our customer with the best the delivery time possible. 




  • Support the Site projects and parts business under procurement scope in a proactive way from a procurement/sourcing perspective. RFQ process, negotiation, On time delivery and Supplier performance monitoring.
  • Investigates and/or interviews potential suppliers to determine if they meet the specified requirements.
  • Develop strategy to reduce number of suppliers and lead negotiation of pricing and tooling issues including terms, freight, customs & insurances. Put in place Long Term Agreements with key suppliers.
  • 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
  • Work with suppliers/Alstom technical team for obsolescence management
  • Visit suppliers to follow up on specific problems of open orders, quotes and quality issues.




  • College Diploma preferred, Industry Designation prefferred. Engineer School is desirable but not mandatory.
  • 3 to 5 yrs. Experience in procurement/sourcing environment, Purchasing, Contract management.
  • Cost analysis, Budget commitment, Cost reduction initiatives and negotiations skills.
  • Microsoft Office, Outlook, SAP,
  • Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification
  • Able to work with tight deadlines – Sense of urgency to process requests


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

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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