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Date: 07-Nov-2017

Location: Saint-Ouen, 93, FR

Company: Alstom

As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the railway sector. Alstom proposes a full range of solutions (from high-speed trains to metros, tramways and e-buses), personalised services (maintenance, modernisation..) as well as offers dedicated to passengers and infrastructure, digital mobility and signalling solutions. Alstom is a world leader in integrated railway systems. It recorded sales of €7.3 billion and booked €10.0 billion of orders in the 2015/16 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 32,800 people today.


Its employees in France total approximately 8,500, providing a pool of expertise to serve French and international clients. A job at Alstom creates about three amongst its suppliers.



This position is based in our Signaling St Ouen site (800 people), specialized in Signalling activities : providing to our customers complete signalling systems, which allow them to operate lines with the best performances and in complete safety.




Integrated to France Signalling Sourcing teams, you report to Sourcing Director, your goal is to optimize and decrease total costs of ownership of Engineering services commodity through :

  • Strategy building with internal customers,
  • Supplier performance, maturity, and portfolio management
  • Commodity processes deployment and monitoring
  • Consistent service level to Users (Engineering)




Your main tasks are :

  • Manage the Engineering Services commodity at local level
  • Contribute to and implement the sourcing strategy
  • Negotiate and establish contracts complying with ALSTOM requirements
  • Implement and manage “Competency Poles” and workpackaged activities
  • Ensure necessary reporting and audits
  • Drive suppliers performance : make sure they are performing at the expected level and complying with ALSTOM standards (Quality, Sustainable development, EHS…), build and implement suppliers improvement plans
  • Validate and follow the completion of orders, follow and solve invoicing issues


You will have large interfaces with Engineering (R&D, Projects, Industrialization), Sourcing community (Commodity Director, network across Alstom entities), Operations, Finance, EHS, HR, Quality.




Master degree in Sourcing or Business

You have at least 3 years of Sourcing experience in a similar position.

SAP knowledge is a plus

You are able to demonstrate good negotiation, synthesis and communication skills.

You are rigorous, autonomous and customer oriented, join our team!

English mandatory – few travels required

Why Work for Us ? At Alstom we offer you the opportunity to unleash your potentiel and reinvent yourself. As a future employee, you will have a unique opportunity to drive our organization forward, while continuing to build your career and contribute to the expanding growth of the global railway industry.

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