Commodity Buyer Brakes

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Date: 21-Jan-2023

Location: Salzgitter, DE

Company: Alstom


Req ID:400109 


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 


Be part of Sub System procurement team as Commodity Buyer in charge of procurement activities for the Brakes for Regional tenders & projects.


This key position is coming with high stakes whose main mission are : 

- Support & Deploy commodity strategy for Brakes Regional

- Ensure project execution in line with QCDT objectives

- Manage Global Supplier Panel relationship : Negociation, Specific Agreement, Supplier workload


Main responsibilities


  • Supplier Relationship
    • Support global supplier panel relationship (Periodic Reviews)
    • Manage specific supplier panel relationship (negociation, specific agreement, local supplier QCDT performances)    
    • Monitor day to day suppliers performances and issues    
    • Management of initial issues before escalation to line manager    
    • Respect Alstom Transport code of ethics and guidelines    


  • Commodity Support
    • Active participation to commodity strategy on her/his scope    
    • Lead commodity commitments according to the defined strategy on her/his scope    
    • Pilot negotiation with panel suppliers during tender phase to ensure best commodity commitment to platform and site teams      
    • Represent the commodities towards Region (bid team, projects) and Platform Regional
    • Animate teamwork with internal and external stakeholders (Projects, Suppliers, Experts) for  effective problem solving    
    • Apply the Alstom Transport Sourcing process and provide return on experience.


  • Involvement in projects
    • Coordinate project with all Metiers for supplier selection and development
    • Prepare and launch of Request For Quotation (RFQ) with suppliers   
    • Lead project negociation from RFQ to supplier award, Go order and contractualization
    • Ensure and negotiate contractual requirement (Specific Agreement, derogation, Go Order decision)
    • Monitor sourcing project QCDT (Product development, Pre-bid agreement, Business Award, First Article Inspection, Delivery needs)    
    • Ensure alignement with QCD commitment respect and animate Planning & Savings reviews as per Tender/project stakes.
    • Coordinate sourcing activities with local sourcing teams: Contracts application, strategy, saving actions, suppliers performance reviews.



  •  Business school or Engineering degree with MASTER in purchasing
  • Experience : Minimum of four years working experience in purchasing or projects
  • Behavioural and Technical Skills / Competencies : 
    • Fluent english & international background
    • Strong interpersonal skills (leadership, communication, ability to convince, positive mindset)
    • Rigorous and Structured 


Job Location / Mobility

  • Due to high number of tenders and projects within Dach Region, it's a plus if the candidate is based in Germany or Austria. Nevertheless other locations could be considered in Europe.
  • On site with regular travel frequency to alstom or suppliers sites mainly in Europe


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. 


Job Type:​Experienced

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