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Date: 16-Nov-2017

Location: Rochester, NY, US

Company: Alstom

Alstom’s approach can be summarized in one word – “fluidity”.  Alstom is a global leader in passenger, freight and mining rail transportation, signalling, and infrastructure, and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies.  Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides a wide variety of associated maintenance, modernization, overall and refurbishment services and turnkey transportation solutions.  Our 32,000 employees worldwide rigorously apply the Alstom Code of Ethics and work closely with our community of stakeholders to deliver solutions and services that bear the brand of Alstom.  Alstom businesses had sales of 6 billion for the 2014/2015 fiscal year.  Visit www.alstom.com to learn more about our business.  

 

Indirect Sourcing Buyer (VIE) – NAM Region

 

This is an exciting opportunity for a VIE to become part of the Alstom Indirect Sourcing team in the North American Region. Based in Rochester, New York, the role will be responsible to lead sourcing activities on a variety of services and materials for the business Region and the site.

 

Alstom’s approach can be summarized in one word – “fluidity”. Alstom is a global leader in passenger, freight and mining rail transportation, signalling, and infrastructure, and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides a wide variety of associated maintenance, modernization, overall and refurbishment services and turnkey transportation solutions. Our 32,000 employees worldwide rigorously apply the Alstom Code of Ethics and work closely with our community of stakeholders to deliver solutions and services that bear the brand of Alstom. Alstom businesses had sales of 6 billion for the 2014/2015 fiscal year. Visit www.alstom.com to learn more about our business.

Job Description

 

ALSTOM has an opening for a VIE as Indirect Sourcing Buyer to be located at its Rochester, NY location. The Buyer will be responsible for sourcing indirect commodities related to ALSTOM operations in North America and to meet or exceed quality, cost and delivery objectives. Commodities include communication and marketing services, legal services, benefits and compensation, tax, insurance, IT, facility maintenance etc.  This position will interface with multiple internal customers such as Human Resources, Marketing, Legal, and Finance to develop a vendor panel, execute Request for Quotes, lead negotiations, support vendor selection decision, and define and implement cost saving plans. The Buyer will build and proactively manage the contract database and carry out all sourcing activities to ensure timely order placement and service delivery. The Buyer will carry out the work per ALSTOM’s processes while being responsible for a world-class quality and delivery of services and goods at the lowest cost while managing risks to ALSTOM.

 

The Indirect Buyer will report to the Regional Indirect Sourcing Manager and will work closely with Site Buyers and the Corporate Sourcing Team located in France. The Buyer’s objectives are to meet and exceed KPIs such as cost savings targets, quality and delivery performance, and expected service levels. He/she will also get involved with quality, delivery or service issues elevated from stakeholders to ensure supplier compliance to the terms of the contracts.

 

Travel is estimated at 5% mainly in between Rochester, NY and Hornell, NY.

 

Qualifications

  • Experience in sourcing indirect commodities related to engineering, construction or manufacturing operations
  • Ability to develop and successfully implement cost savings plans and ideas
  • Some experience in managing and resolving commercial and contractual issues with suppliers and subcontractors, including claims and change orders
  • Data gathering and data analysis competences are needed for this role
  • Experience in drafting, analyzing and negotiating subcontracts, purchase agreements, non-disclosure agreements to meet company’s targeted costs while minimizing risks
  • ‘Customer service’ approach to the work and team work attitude in a multi-stakeholder environment
  • Ability to navigate complex and multi-sites organizations and processes to accomplish the tasks at hand and systematically report results, in particular cost savings
  • Organizational skills including the ability to prioritize, handle multiple projects, meet deadlines and take decisions independently within the authorized powers
  • Vendor relationship management and vendor performance assessment
  • Professional interpersonal verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft office products - Word, Excel, PowerPoint

 

 

 

Educational Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree required
  • Degree in Purchasing, Supply Chain, Engineering, Economics, Business

 

Alstom offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals.  Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility.  Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the employee. Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking.  Make the switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Alstom is a drug-free workplace.

 

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

 

Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations).  If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please contact Alstom’s Recruiting Department at careers.us@alstom.com (please use “Accommodation Request” as the subject line).  


Nearest Major Market: Rochester

Job Segment: Procurement, Supply, Purchasing, Database, Supply Chain, Operations, Finance, Technology

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