Commodity leader - Sanitation Systems

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Date: 05-Dec-2022

Location: Saint-Ouen, J, FR

Company: Alstom

Req ID:372471 

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


ALSTOM is searching for a Commodity Leader whom main responsabilities will be :


  • Manage global supplier Panel relationship : Negociation, Specific agreement, Supplier workload
  • Deploy of commodities strategy
  • Ensure project execution in line with quality, cost, planning and technical objective
  • Lead saving Plan by leveraging Design to Cost, LCC, Volumes ( All savingd levers)


Supplier relationship

  • Support global supplier panel relationship
  • Manage specific supplier panel relationship (negociation, specific agreement, local supplier QCDT performances)
  • Monitor day to day suppliers performances and issues
  • Management of initial issues before escalation to line manager
  • Respect Alstom Transport code of ethics and guidelines

Commodity support

  • Consolidation of commodity needs, inputs
  • Active participation to commodity strategy and panel elaboration on her/his scope
  • Lead commodity commitments according to the defined strategy on her/his scope
  • Pilot negotiation with panel suppliers during tender phase to ensure best commodity commitment to platform and site teams
  • Provide imputs to build differenciation
  • Support of Commodity Manager in tender phase
  • Represent the commodities towards projects, platforms and solutions.
  • Effective teamwork with internal customers and stakeholders in problem solving
  • Apply the Alstom Transport Sourcing process, and provide return on experience.

Involvement in projects

  • Coordinate project with all Metiers
  • Coordinate sourcing activities with local sourcing teams: Contracts application, strategy, saving actions, suppliers performance reviews...
  • Preparation and launch of Request For Quotation with suppliers using the standard tool
  • Lead project negociation for the commodity
  • Monitor sourcing project QCDT & legal project evolution (FAI, Business Award, Product development)
  • Ensure work package sheet commitment respect
  • Ensure QCD commitments/targets
  • lead RFQ process according to DFQ Cycle ( launch RFQ, Prepare Business award, follow project development, ..)

Educational requirements 
- Business school or Engineering degree with MASTER in purchasing 


Technical Knowledge / Experience 
- Fluent English & International background; high level English for negotiation.
-Procurement professional Background 

-5 to 10 years of experience in industry and Project Management experience

-Minimum of thre years working experience in purchasing

-Technical and strong market knowledge of the commodity

Behavioural and Technical Skills / Competencies 
- Strong interpersonal skills (leadership, communication, ability to convince)

- Negociations and strategic vision, audacity in front of suppliers

- Result oriented within a given line

- Ability to work in a matrix environment

- Fluent english with international mindset


 Job Location / Mobility.

HQ  / High travel frequency.

Why Work  for Us?  At Alstom we offer you the opportunity to unleash your potential 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.



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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