Sourcing Engineer, Signaling

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Date: 07-Oct-2021

Location: Shanghai, China

Company: Alstom

Req ID:181122 

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 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  




Manage operationally Commodity Sourcing in China for both APAC Tenders & Projects and LCC activities.

Supplier Management: to identify, select and evaluate new/current suppliers, set up Commodity Strategy based on the needs and supplier capability evaluation. Routine supplier management to identify the risk/weakness of suppliers, secure the supplier development plan to sustain the stable QCD performance of supplier(s). RFQ Management: Release analyse specifications, select target suppliers, send requests for quotation, technical clarification, negotiate, QCT benchmark, Business Award and finalize contracts then after follow up order execution till Warranty Expiration. Key Commodities: TIS – Electronic Integration (EMS); Electrical Integration (Integrator, Sheet Metal Cubicles); Power Supply and UPS; Trackside Products (Signals, Point Machines, Casting/Fording, Machinings, Sheet Metals); TGS-Power Supply (SCADA, Transformers, PDC).

Reports hierarchically to the China TIS Sourcing Manager, in close link with CM and site sourcing team.



  • Scouting New Suppliers + Regional Marketing Investigation.
  • Supplier development: start & raise business with already homologated & identified suppliers
  • Target panel building with Regional Commodity Strategy
  • RFQ Management: from RFQ release to Business Award, Contract Sign, through Project Execution till Warranty Expiration. Ensure the Clause by Clause with technical specification analysis and other requirement at BA stage are clearly stated / agreed and also support Quality SPQD process during Project Execution.
  • Ensure Technical Clarification between Suppliers and Technical Expert during RFQ stage also ensure Product Development Technical Clarification during PO Execution Period.
  • Continuous improvement plan (QCD responsibility on orders placed in China)
  • At tender phase, to make TSP with Central CM/Bidding TPSL for Commodities responsible, follow the same way of working for Project.
  • Coordination with stakeholders such as quality, project team to secure the overall sourcing plan
  • Follow Sourcing standard process with using the relevant methods and tools



  • Strong technical Background in Electro-Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics, BS degree as a must, MS degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years sourcing experience in International Sourcing Office, CPM certified preferred, Master the relevant knowledge as Mandatory.
  • Familiar with Quality System, ISO Auditor Certificate preferred.
  • International Vision, teamwork, good communication skills, strong leadership, knowing how to deal with different culture.

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.   



Job Type:​Experienced​

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