Lead Buyer IT

Date: 18-May-2019

Location: Saint-Ouen, France

Company: Alstom

The future of transportation is already here. 
Alstom, with recorded sales of 7.3 billion in the 2016/17 fiscal year, is the world leader in integrated transport systems and continues to push the boundaries of innovation & digital solutions for transportation systems and e-mobility.  We are at the forefront of providing sustainable modes of transport with the largest range of rail solutions in the market.  Headquartered in France, we are present in over 60 countries and today employ 32,800 people worldwide. 
For more information, please visit: http://www.alstom.com/


Reporting to the Commodity Manager for IT Infrastructure services, the IT Lead Buyer will be in charge of Sourcing activities related to scopes such as:

  • Telecom
    • Mobile telephony
    • Fixed telephony
    • Unified Communications
  • Printing Managed Services and Hardware
  • Collaboration Services and Hardware


The successful candidate will be a key pillar in the structuring the IS&T Sourcing organization and key contributor to help increase the maturity of the department.


Key Network & Links

He/she will be the primary contact within Alstom organization for IS&T department, with a strong footprint in India, and for the local Sourcing network as well as global & local vendors.

He/she will have to work closely within Alstom with:

  • IS&T Department (primary internal customer)
    • Architects, Project Managers and Operations
    • Business Partners network (local IS&T representatives)
  • Local sourcing teams spanning 60+ countries around the globe,
  • Métiers (internal customer for non-IS&T needs)
  • Finance/legal/quality teams etc.
  • Central sourcing procurement team based in Saint-Ouen, France




  • Source & coordinate the global spend (central + local) under his/her scope of responsibility in line with the IT department’s requirements and according to ALSTOM sourcing processes and tools
  • 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 and local teams


    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
  • Sourcing IT commodity maturity development (Alstom SMARt program)
  • Positive and collaborative mindset with Alstom and external stakeholders





  • Be the central sourcing SPOC for IS&T
    • Drive central strategy and purchases with IS&T
    • Coordinate with IS&T architects, project teams, operation teams
    • Lead Suppliers governance and Business Reviews


  • Be the central IT Sourcing SPOC for local sourcing representatives
    • Deployment of the IS&T strategy with local teams
    • Support local teams in RFQ / negotiation / contracting …


  • Support CM in commodity Strategy, KPIs and maturity increase



PROFILE:  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,
  • Technical & Behavioral Competencies required for the role
    • Ability to drive activities across cultures in an international environment.
    • Strong team player with good communication skills.
    • Strong analytical and negotiation skills
    • Good knowledge of Sourcing levers and processes (cost breakdown,  TCO, …) from specifications to contracting
    • Minimum 3-5 years sourcing experience
    • Speaking English and French mandatory.


Alstom is committed to create a diverse & international working environment,  that reflects the future of our industry, our clients and end-users.  As an employee, you will have a unique opportunity to continue to build your career and directly contribute to the expanding growth of the global transport industry

Job Type:​Experienced​

Job Segment: Procurement, Telecom, Telecommunications, Purchasing, Buyer, Operations, Technology, Finance

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