VIE Sourcing - Buyer Interior (m/f/d) - duration: 24 months

Datum: 13.02.2021

Standort: Salzgitter, NI, Deutschland

Unternehmen: Alstom

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of now and the future. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses, autonomous subways, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of 34 500 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.

Alstom in Germany is one of the major suppliers of German rail infrastructure. The company focuses on manufacturing rail vehicles for local rail transport: trams and suburban railways, commuter trains and regional trains. Alstom is the only manufacturer of railway engineering systems to offer maintenance, servicing and modernization services for all rail vehicle types, and components for series from all manufacturers and transport information systems in Germany.

In Germany, Alstom has a workforce of 2,500 people working on 6 sites.


In this context our Sourcing department is looking for a VIE Buyer - duration: 24 months


Your mission:

  • Identify and inventory project and business needs
  • Consolidate needs with Commodity Manager
  • Define commodity strategy with the Commodity Manager
  • Implement commodity strategy
  • Negotiate cost reduction with suppliers
  • Participate to panel elaboration
  • Insure QCD (quality-cost-delivery) achievements
  • Contribute to supplier performance reviews
  • Place orders for projects on his sites
  • Support Domain Director and Commodity Manager in tender phase
  • Commit on workpackage sheet with validation of the Commodity Manager and the Domain Director
  • Closely work with the Supply Chain and Supplier Quality departments for issues generated by the sourcing department
  • Manage return of experience and give feedback to the commodity manager
  • Manage initial issues before escalating to commodity manager

Work with Project Procurement Leader


Your profile :

Educated to Master’s Degree with a specialization in Sourcing or Project Management or similar and a good industrial comprehension, you have a first experience ideally in an international industrial environment. You are interested in railway products. Good communication skills, your diplomacy and tenacity, your open-mind enable you to be well integrated in a changing environment. Your autonomy, team spirit, management and organizational skills, and good business sense are your key assets for this position.

Good language level of English & German is mandatory, French will be an asset

Excellent MS office skills required.


Please register your CV and motivation letter in German & English language.


Information on VIE program
The VIE International Internship Program, established under French law by the Act of March 14, 2000 enables businesses to give 18- to 28-year-old candidates a temporary assignment of between six and 24 months in a foreign country. The assignment can be renewed once, but may not exceed two years in total. The scheme is open to candidates of all qualification levels not only from France, but also from any other country in the European Economic Area.

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is a lever to running a sustainable and successful business. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.