Commodity Leader IT Professional Services M/F

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Date: 05-Nov-2022

Location: Saint-Ouen, 93, FR

Company: Alstom

Req ID:165491 


We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   



Reporting to the Global Sourcing Commodity Manager IT, the IT Commodity Leader will be responsible for procurement for IT professional services .




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 IT Project Center Of Excellence and Operations in Bangalore, India,

  • Transversal commodities global sourcing network,

  • IT procurement center based in Bangalore, India

  • 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

  • Support on defining and implementing sourcing strategy definition for the IT professional services.

  • Ensure perfect use of company sourcing tools and spend reporting

  • Reinforcement of Supplier Relationship


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

  • Contribution to process effectiveness

  • Sourcing IT commodity maturity development (Alstom SMARt program)

  • Positive and collaborative mindset (Team Trust Action) with Alstom and external stakeholders



  • 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

    • Promote Purchasing process within internal customer

    • 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

  • Be recognized as an IT development facilitator and an IT project delivery performance lever



To be considered for this role, the candidate will need to demonstrate the following skills experience and attributes:    

  • Educational Degree

    • Master Degree in Engineering or Business Administration or equivalence

    • Speaking English and French mandatory.

  • Technical skills

    • Good knowledge of Sourcing levers and processes (cost breakdown,  TCO, …) from specifications to contracting.

    • Significant experience in negotiating and dealing IT contracts with major IT consulting companies. (Minimum 5 years experience)

    • Very good knowledge of IT services methodologies (T&M and Fixed price Projects).

    • Strong knowledge of ERP (SAP), MS office pack and sourcing tools.

  • Behavioral Competencies

    • Strong analytical and negotiation skills

    • Adaptable, proactive and self-sufficient.

    • Experience in managing customers, stakeholders and suppliers autonomously

    • Strong customer service and result-oriented.

    • Strong team player with good communication skills.

    • Ability to :

      • bring healthy and productive influence and to gain respect and confidence of stakeholders.
      • bring key recommendation to internal customer on the end to end sourcing process.
      • drive projects across cultures in an international environment.


An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   


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