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Date: 9 Nov 2023

Location: Thessaloniki, GR

Company: Alstom

At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Purpose of the job:

  • Set up full supplier selection process
  • Deploy commodities strategy
  • Ensure project execution in line with Quality Cost Delivery & Technical (QCDT) objectives
  • Support supplier Panel relationship (Supplier workload, negotiation, Specific agreement)


 Organization structure:

 Region / Site-Cluster Procurement organizations


 Reports directly to:

 Site Procurement Director & Commodity Director


 Internal & External Network & Links

 Procurement local/global, Platform & Project teams, Supplier Quality, Supply Chain,   Legal, Finance, Engineering, Services.


 Main Responsibilities

 Set up full supplier selection process

  • Prepare and launch of Request For Quotation with suppliers
  • Lead project negotiation
  • Monitor Procurement project Quality Cost Delivery on  (QCDT) & legal project evolution (Business Award, Product development)
  • Ensure work package sheet commitment respect
  • Prepare Business Award
  • Promote the Alstom Code of Ethics and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct
  • Coordinate project with all metiers
  • Ensure the on-time delivery and quality are secured especially during the ramp-up phase of the project


Support Commodity strategy

  • Consolidate the commodity needs, inputs
  • Participate actively to commodity strategy and panel elaboration
  • Provide imputes to build differentiation
  • Support of Commodity Manager in tender phase
  • Represent the commodities towards projects, platforms and solutions.
  • Ensure effective teamwork with internal customers and stakeholders in problem solving
  • Apply the Alstom Procurement process and provide return on experience.


Build Supplier relationship:

  • Support global supplier panel relationship
  • Manage specific supplier panel relationship (negotiation, specific agreement, local supplier QCDT performances)
  • Measure the supplier’s performances and develop them in coordination with supplier Quality Team
  • Assess properly all risky suppliers and manage the associated mitigation plan
  • Manage initial issues before escalation to line manager
  • Monitor Corporate Social Responsibility engagements and deviations
  • Respect Alstom code of ethics and guidelines


Performance measurements:

  • Savings Product line and Cost to Complete
  • Non Conformities Event and On Time Delivery
  • Panel situation Supplier compliancy status rate


Educational Requirements 


  • Engineering or Business School master degree
  • Fluent in Greek & English


  • Master in Purchasing




  • Sourcing Professional Background (0 to 5 years)


Competencies & Skills 

  • Ability to work in a matrix environment
  • Communication skills & Team Spirit
  • Ability to challenge
  • Results oriented
  • Rigorous and structured
  • International mindset


This position will be based in Thessaloniki.



You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 63  countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.

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