Key Supplier Contract Manager (M/W)

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Date: 04-Jan-2023

Location: La Rochelle, FR

Company: Alstom

Req ID:399732 

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

We are looking for a Key Supplier Contract Manager, for La Rochelle SIte.

This position is part of the Legal entity, region France.


Your main missions will be :

  • To drive the Contract Management activities associated with Key/Critical Supplier and Subcontractors, including defending and building claims to protect Alstom’s interests, rights, entitlements and remedies, through early identification and mitigation of risks associated with Suppliers/Subcontractors.
  • To ensure value for money and seamless assimilation of Key Supplier development(s), deliveries and support to Projects


Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Constant coordination and collaboration with the Project Contract Manager and project team to ensure Project and Key/Critical Supplier and Subcontractor alignment in execution phase
  • Proactive management of Claims to recover costs and/or collection of liquidated damages/penalties in case of contractual default
  • Identify and monitor risks & opportunities and suggest mitigation or capitalization strategies with Key/Critical Supplier and Subcontractors during the Project execution.
  • Coordinate the construction of the defensive and offensive claim file with info/evidence 
  • Define the claim strategy with Project Team and Sourcing
  • Proactively drive the progress of claim to closure
  • Ensure claim letters to be sent to the supplier contain the appropriate content and are reviewed/approved for accuracy and legal sufficiency
  • Act as the coordinator for the Legal representative when required
  • Accomplish required claim reporting in an accurate and timely manner in Contract Management KPI



Candidate profil

  • Master degree in Law, Engineering, Finance, Technical, Purchasing / Sourcing,  Economics or business sciences
  • Knowledge/Understanding of Contract Management and Commercial Law

  • Knowledge of Supplier Contract Management/Subcontract Management

  • Relationship Building and Team Work spirit

  • Pro-active Management Style

  • Advanced written and Oral Communication skills

  • English


Job location : La Rochelle (17)

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?  


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