Apprenticeship - Buyer Interiors

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Date: 13-Aug-2022

Location: Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, J, France

Company: Alstom

Req ID:321857 

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


Part of Alstom sourcing within the Interior Domain representing 400M€ purchases worldwide, we are looking for an apprentice buyer based in Valenciennes (North of France). This job is global, with large operational and strategic topics.

You’ll be based in the Alstom’s Center of Excellence Interiors (COE) which is a global expert in design and conception of interiors for rolling stock. COE entity is highly qualified and versatile in its domain with more than 100 employees of more than 18 different nationalities. We’d like to continue growing with talented and passionate people!


Within your training period, you’ll oversee the following mission:

Interact and support the sourcing commodity responsible of rolling stock and services (understand the strategic aim, review the sourcing strategy and participate  in the contractual and commercial negotiations with principal suppliers). You’ll work with a majority of international suppliers, and  you’ll face various risks linked to the market (economical, cultural, logistic, legal and geopolitical…).


According to your mission, you’ll develop the following skills:

  • Contractual and commercial negotiation
  • Formulate a Sourcing strategy, building and managing the supplier portfolio


Job interest

  • Work in international and technical environment with strong sourcing skills and processes
  • Strategic overview on international project
  • The mission including economic, technical and quality related  tasks



  • Curriculum / Field of studies: Engineer or Master Degree in purchasing/sourcing with a first internship in industry is an asset.
  • Good relationship building and communication skills
  • Autonomy and pro-activity
  • Dynamic,  synthetic and analytic thinking
  • Computer literacy: Excel and Powerpoint mandatory
  • Ease of integration within an International environment: English  speaking
  • Open-minded and interest  of international business



Apprenticeship of 12 months starting September 2022


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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