e-CATALOG Vendor Coordination Lead, Indirect Domain

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Date: 07-Jun-2022

Location: Saint-Ouen, France

Company: Alstom

Req ID:173662 


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 70 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   


Position to be based in Saint-Ouen (France) or Berlin (Germany)


The e-Catalog Vendor Coordination Lead is responsible for driving and optimizing our capabilities across our Indirect Domain. The focus is to improve sourcing efficiency by providing the foundation, insights, data and resources that category teams need to most effectively manage their suppliers to get the greatest return on their holistic category strategies and optimization of their long tail of suppliers within their categories.
This position reports to the Transformation, Change Management & Value Capture Director.


Specific responsibilities of the role

Specific responsibilities include, for instance, leading and optimizing guidelines related to e-Catalogues & Automated Spend, tracking clear Service Level Agreements and Key Performance Indicators to ensure strong performance of partners supporting us in this area, sustaining and evolving the new services through a rigorous governance model, and implementing new solutions to further support our buying community through effective management of their supply base in addition to driving continuous improvement efforts.


Key Network & Links
The e-Catalog Vendor Coordination Lead will have to exchange information with following central-, sites- and external networks:
•    Finance/Legal/ Process Efficiency & Digital Transformation
•    Indirect Domain Category Management Team
•    Regional Procurement Organizations
•    Indirect Domain Leadership Team
•    Externals such as vendors / suppliers

•    Lead and develop the e-Catalog / Automated Spend Strategy for Alstom Indirect Domain, in collaboration with the Category Managers
•    Utilize benchmarking, internal stakeholder feedback and category manager strategies, to support the e-Catalog / Automated Spend Strategy design, capability development and continuous improvement opportunities.
•    Develop proactive analytics by partnering with internal analytics teams
•    Drive coordination amongst various cross functional teams to facilitate supplier consolidation and automated spend
•    Support evolution of the Source to Contract / Order framework with Ariba
•    Support the preparation, implementation, and adoption of tactical procurement (aka. Marketplace) with Ariba on a country/ region level


•    Support category management to transition, where applicable to catalogs

  1. Requirement gathering
  2. Analyze Business Pain-points
  3. Stakeholder Management
  4. Drive adoption

•    Execute e-Catalogues related activities such as analyze spend reports and contracts, identify incremental cost savings and operational efficiencies, execute opportunities for spend automation, catalog improvement, contract gaps etc., identify synergies with strategic spend and sourcing opportunities and preferred supplier lists (feasibility studies on potentials, cost of solution vs benefit etc.)
•    Support a capacity model and operational metrics to ensure execution resources are used most effectively and stakeholder needs are met
•    Collaboration with the Transformation & Efficiency Team and Vendor partners on roadmaps including tool upgrades, data management and analytics and assessment of new capabilities.
•    Connect externally to bring new insight and expertise to Sourcing in the area of e-Catalogs & Automated Spend
•    Collaborate & Implement a global roadmap for e-catalog transition at category management level with the category director

To be considered for this role, candidate need to be able to demonstrate the following skills experience and attributes:     
•    Educational Degree in Business Administration or Engineering preferred

•    Experience 5+ years in international organization

•    Experience within a procurement or functional organization which required data analytics, data interpretation, change management activities etc. 

•    Technical & Behavioral Competencies 
      >  Ability to set direction, design processes, drive analytics and effectively influence others to drive results
      >  Strong communication and collaboration of skills across distances (internal and external)
      >  Project management experience
      >  Understanding of e-commerce best practices including product page optimization
      >  Thrives in ambiguity and times of significant change
      >  Executional excellence; ideally in multi-brand organizations
      >  Thrives in ambiguity and times of significant change
      >  Fluency in English with the ability to work in a multi-lingual environment; French / German is a plus.


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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