Lead Buyer IT Softwares & Support Services

Date: 12-Aug-2019

Location: SAINT OUEN, France

Company: Alstom

Req ID:51866 


We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of now and the future. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses, autonomous subways, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of 34 500 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.

In our Indirect Sourcing Team, we are searching for a dynamic Lead Buyer IT Softwares & Support Services.


Reporting to the Global Commodity Manager for IT Softwares & Support Services, the IT Lead Buyer will be in charge of:

  • Softwares
  • Softwares Maintenance
  • Softwares as a Service (SaaS)
  • Application Support Services on Softwares


    The successful candidate will be a key pillar in the structuring of a newly created IT Sourcing organization (2 years old) and key contributor to help increase the maturity of the department.




    Key Network & Links

    He/she will be the primary contact within Alstom organization for IT global & local vendors with a strong footprint in India.

    He/she will have to work closely within Alstom with:

  • IT Department (internal customer) & Métiers, based in Saint-Ouen, France and in Bangalore, India,
  • Transversal commodities global sourcing network,
  • Local sourcing teams spanning 60+ countries around the globe,
  • Central sourcing procurement team based in Saint-Ouen, France
  • Finance/legal/sourcing performance/quality teams etc..



  • Source & coordinate the total spend under his/her scope of responsibility in line with the IT department’s requirements and according to ALSTOM sourcing processes
  • Optimize and decrease Total Cost of Ownership of IT purchases through strategy building contribution, negotiation, and implementation of joint action plans with the IT department
  • Ensure perfect use of company sourcing tools and spend reporting


    Performance Measurement

  • Internal customer Satisfaction
  • Savings and performance achieved vs budget
  • Spend management maturity
  • Proficient end-to-end contract management
  • Contribution to sourcing/IT strategies
  • Contribution to administrative and non-value cost reduction
  • Sourcing IT commodity maturity development (Alstom SMARt program)
  • Positive v collaborative mindset (Team Trust Action) with Alstom and external stakeholders


  • Responsibilities

  • Contributes to transversal commodities strategy improvement and deployment
    • Develop and share market constraints understanding and strategic vision
  • Ensures purchasing execution - quality, cost, planning and delivery performance
    • Develop close network of internal and external stakeholders
    • Support technical specifications production by the IT department
    • Bring innovation in supplier selection phase and support in execution
    • Participate to Make or Buy decision process when relevant
    • Ensure sourcing execution according to company standards and expectations
    • Manage supplier performance
    • Provide accurate and on time reporting
    • Ensure supplier quality assessment in collaboration with the IT department
    • Ensure sourcing administration performance
  • Makes sure that suppliers selected are compliant with Alstom policies
  • Innovate with best practices proposal and leadership on implementation

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is a lever to running a sustainable and successful business. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.



Job Type:​Experienced​

Job Segment: Procurement, Purchasing, Buyer, Technical Support, Operations, Finance, Technology

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