Direct Buyer

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Date: 12 Jun 2024

Location: Riyadh, SA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:455087 


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.



Could you be the full-time onsite Indirect Buyer in Riyadh, SA we’re looking for?

Your future role

Take on a new challenge and apply your procurement and strategic sourcing expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll work alongside innovative, detail-oriented, and collaborative teammates. You'll be instrumental in optimizing the procurement process for non-core business goods and services, ensuring operational excellence and cost-efficiency. Day-to-day, you’ll work closely with teams across the business (such as IT, Facilities Management, and Administration), establish strong vendor relationships, and much more.

We’ll look to you for:

  • Identifying and evaluating potential suppliers for indirect goods and services,

  • Ensuring compliance with company policies and regulatory standards in procurement processes,

  • Managing purchase orders and maintaining strong supplier relationships,

  • Developing and maintaining a procurement database for tracking purchases and expenditures,

  • Implementing procurement strategies that align with company objectives,

  • Collaborating with other departments to understand their indirect procurement needs,

  • Negotiating contracts and terms with vendors to ensure cost-effectiveness

All about you

We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role:

  • Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or related field,

  • Familiarity with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and procurement software,

  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to communicate effectively with suppliers,

  • Experience or understanding of procurement processes and best practices,

  • Knowledge of supply chain management and vendor sourcing strategies


Things you’ll enjoy

Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career. You’ll also:

  • Progress towards strategic sourcing excellence and procurement process improvements,

  • Work with procurement strategies, supplier negotiations, and cost-saving initiatives,

  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues,

  • Utilise our dynamic working environment,

  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries,

  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning



You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 63  countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.



Job Type:​Experienced​

Job Segment: ERP, Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, Technology, Operations

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