Purchasing Coordinator Apprentice (M/F)

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Date: 23 Nov 2023

Location: Saint-Ouen, J, FR

Company: Alstom

Req ID:434654 


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.



We are looking for an apprentice for our European Purchasing Department. The European Regional Purchasing Coordinator reports to the Product Line Procurement Director.




You will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Participation in calls for tender
    • Support in coordinating the competitiveness of tenders
    • Consolidation of external purchasing data from Participating Units and product lines (e.g. Services) involved in the tender, prior to validation by the Purchasing Manager.
    • Monitoring of purchasing performance in the context of tenders
    • Depending on the profile selected: representative of the Europe Region for one or more tenders on Procurement activities.


  • Project support :           
    • Support in coordinating project competitiveness
    • Help in implementing and standardizing key performance indicators for critical projects
    • Identification and deployment of continuous improvement actions
    • Support data collection and consolidation at regional level to feed the Global Commodities purchasing strategy
    • Depending on profile: participation in specific "Make or Buy" case studies to improve competitiveness of tenders and projects.


  • Other :
    • Take specific actions to improve purchasing maturity on sites in collaboration with the Procurement Continuous improvement Manager.
    • Depending on profile: be in charge of transversalizing specific competitiveness actions in the Region.
    • Effective teamwork with internal customers and all stakeholders (network to be developed with sites in Europe)
    • Apply the Alstom Procurement process and provide feedback
    • Promote the Alstom Code of Ethics and adhere to the highest standards of ethical conduct.



  • Level of training:
    • Preparing a Bac+5 in Business School / Engineering School and Master in Purchasing
    • Fluent English (written and spoken)
    • Proficiency in another European language is a plus


  • Experience :
    • At least one successful experience (internship, other) in purchasing or in an industrial environment
    • Experience abroad appreciated
    • Professional project oriented towards Purchasing


  • Skills and competencies:
    • Good interpersonal skills (leadership, ability to convince)
    • Good written and oral communication skills
    • Teamwork and autonomy
    • Proactivity and initiative
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment



Contract: Apprenticeship (1 year) starting January 2024



You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 63  countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.

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