Commodity Leader, Transportation and Logistics

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Date: 13-Nov-2022

Location: Saint-Ouen

Company: Alstom


Req ID:290387 


Project and Out Of Gauge Transportation commodity Leader, Based at Saint-Ouen in France or Berlin in Germany


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 


Inside the Indirect Sourcing department (>4Bn€ purchases) and hierarchically linked to OOG & Project Transportation Commodity Manager this role involves the purchasing of OOG & Project transportation to support global Supply Chain & Transportation services within ALSTOM footprint and Logistics Stakes. The successful applicant will manage numerous internal and external stakeholders to develop Project Transportation projects requirements within Transportation &Logistics global perimeter and support Procurement strategies on OOG & Project Transportation that deliver value for money and fit for purpose solutions.

Here are the specific responsibilities of the role:


  • Key Network & Links: You will have to exchange information with following central, region & sites networks:
    • Global, Regional and Local Supply chain 
    • EHS & CSR (Environment ...)
    • Indirect & Direct Procurement 
    • Tender & Project organizations
    • Finance/Legal/Sourcing Efficiency
    • Quality (SQD)


  • Objectives
    • Coordinate and source in line with business objectives and according to ALSTOM procurement processes
    • Manage RFQs and RFIs on Source to Contract basis
    • Contribute to build Commodity strategy 
    • Animate commodity maturity improvement plan
    • Negotiate contracts and frame agreements with key suppliers
    • Manage Supplier Panel in line with strategy
    • Contribute to commodity maturity improvement through audit support and continuous improvement programs
    • Innovate with best practices proposal and leadership or implementation
    • Be recognized as a business development facilitator and an added-value contributor


  • Responsibilities
    • Contribute to transversal commodities strategy improvement and deployment
    • Develop and share market constraints understanding
    • Ensure Procurement project/service execution/influence by:
      • Developing close network of internal and external stakeholders worldwide
      • Working with internal stakeholders to align requirements with Procurement objectives
      • Challenging technical specifications produced by stakeholders
      • Bringing innovation through supplier selection and sustain supplier QCD performance
      • Participating to Make or Buy decision process utilizing reference costing and market indicators
      • Managed global negotiation for key projects securing savings in line with global targets
      • Ensuring Procurement strategy application and alignment with processes and policy
    • Makes sure that suppliers selected are compliant with Alstom Procurement criteria 

To be considered for this role, candidate need to be able to demonstrate the following skills experience and attributes:     

  • Educational Degree: Business school or Engineering school preferred 
  • Experience between 3 to 5 years in international purchasing within an industrial environment
  • Experience with Transportation and Logistics, Supply Chain, in project cargo, OOG, Heavy Lift and multimodal transportation projects is a real plus
  • Technical & Behavioral Competencies 
    • Strong buying and negotiating expertise
    • Strong sense of business acumen and analytical skills
    • Strong leadership, communication and influencing skills 
    • Results, service, and Customer oriented
    • Agile in a multi culture environnement 
    • Team spirit, autonomous, force of proposal
    • Speaking English and French mandatory, German would be appreciated 
    • Able to regularly travel to sites (20%/30%) under scope of responsibility


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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