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Date: 12-Jul-2022

Location: Saint-Bruno, QC, Canada

Company: Alstom

Req ID:329121 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide.

Join us as a CDS Commodity Buyer, and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role based in St-Bruno (QC), Canada.


The incumbent will deploy commodity strategy aligned with Alstom's global framework. Negotiate contract conditions for purchased parts/sub assembly systems under his/her responsibility, ensuring projects are delivered in line with QCDT (Quality, Cost, Delivery, and Technical) objectives. Influence and support global supplier panel relationship (negotiation, specific agreements, account work statements).


Set up full supplier selection process

  • Participate in Procurement Strategies definition by providing inputs to Sourcing Commodity Managers
  • Prepare and launch of tenders with suppliers (aligned with bids team)
  • Lead project/contract negotiation
  • Monitor procurement project QCDT & legal project evolution, FAI (First Article Inspection), Business Award, Product Development.
  • Ensure work package sheet commitment is respected
  • Secure cost commitment by working closely with costing and tender team
  • Prepare Business Award
  • Organize and lead Business Award (BA) using official internal template
  • Ensure the on-time delivery and quality are secured during the ramp-up phase (FAI) of the project
  • Promote the Alstom Code of Ethics and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct
  • Coordinate project with all functions


Support commodity strategy

  • Consolidate the commodity needs, inputs
  • Participate actively to commodity strategy and panel elaboration
  • Provide inputs to build differentiation
  • Support of Commodity Manager in tender phase
  • Represent the commodities towards projects, platforms, and solutions
  • Ensure effective teamwork with internal customers and stakeholders in problem solving
  • Apply the Alstom Procurement process and provide return on experience


Build Supplier relationship

  • Support global supplier panel relationship
  • Manage specific supplier panel relationship (contract negotiation, specific agreement, local supplier QCDT performance)
  • Animate supplier performance reviews
  • Measure suppliers performance and develop them in coordination with supplier Quality team
  • Thoroughly assess all risky suppliers and manage the associated mitigation plan
  • Manage initial issues before escalation to line manager
  • Monitor Corporate Social Responsibility engagements and deviations
  • Respect Alstom code of ethics and guidelines


Competencies & Skills (technical & behavioral)

  • Results oriented
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment
  • Communication skills & Team spirit
  • Self-starter and autonomous
  • Ability to challenge
  • Solid understanding of Engineering drawings
  • Rigorous and structured
  • International mindset
  • Fluent in English (French considered an asset)


As our ideal candidate:

  • You have an undergraduate degree in Business School / Engineering degree (Masters in purchasing considered and asset)
  • 5 to 7 years procurement experience in a design and munufacturing environment

Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 





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