Procurement Manager

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Date: 07-Jan-2023

Location: Thunder Bay, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID: 406148

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 

Procurement Manager


Purpose of the job:

Is the sourcing representative of the Site as member of the Site Management Committee: relays to Sourcing/Site any information or decision that could impact respective activities such as organisational changes, supplier difficulties, local/central instructions, Make or Buy decisions.

Acts as a facilitator between Sourcing Function and Site operational members

Is the Sourcing accountable for Project execution and Tender commitment



Team management and development:

  • Manage headcount and staffing
  • Manage local sourcing team in close link with central sourcing (CM, PLSD, Domain Director, Methods & Tools)
  • Monitor local sourcing team workload and process to arbitration
  • Develop team competences
  • Promoting the Alstom Code of Ethics and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct.

Sourcing performance:

  • Apply & support Alstom sourcing rules, process & tools
  • Challenge central sourcing (CM, PLSD, Domain Director) to secure project execution and profitability in escalation phase
  • Apply the Local risks management governance
  • Promoting the Alstom Code of Ethics and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct.
  • Provide to central sourcing site input to impact commodity strategies
  • Ensure the Supplier Panel Compliancy (Target Panel defined by CM)
  • Share with CM, PLSD and Project  Director risk analysis on commodities strategies deployment on coming tenders. Share and follow with CM & PLSD common mitigation plan to secure future business award is in line with commodity strategies (CM leader)
  • Secure continous improvement within whole local sourcing team (SMART)
  • Manage Supplier Local QCD performances and Perfom regular (min. Monthly) supplier QCD performance, solves major issues and secure objectives achievement

Sourcing Tender commitment:

  • Support, challenge and validate TSM in tender management (Local and Global Commodities)
  • Support, challenge and validate Sourcing commitments for Local Commodities

Project execution and profitability:

  • Support  local sourcing team to face commercial and contractual negotiation  during project execution phase
  • Challenge site management committee member to secure project execution and profitability
  • Track sourcing performance in project and issue action plan in case of deviation
  • Analyse risks and sets appropriate mitigation plan
  • Formalize and share REX on main issues
  • Support SSM and PRSM on project gate review completion (in particular FAI Go on time)
  • Secure OTD Go Order and PO placed on time

Operationnal excellence & Cash focus:

  • Support supply chain to monitor and secure raw material inventory and OTIF objectives
  • Support quality on NCR traitement and improvement, CONQ S1 management
  • Support accounting departement to aligne on invoice accouting and payable days
  • Actively participate on industrial continous improvement



  • Business School and MASTER in Purchasing
  • 15 years of experience in sourcing, project and operation
  • Sourcing professional background (at least 10 years)
  • Strong management experience of large multicultural team(at least 7 years)
  • Fluent English with international mindset
  • Agile with data analytics and Business Intelligence concept
  • Capacity to transmit, coach and train others
  • Focused on continuous improvement & efficiency
  • Strong presentation and editorial skills
  • Leadership, communication, internal and external influencing skills,
  • Team management, negotiation, strategic vision,
  • Project management, industrial background, quality and supply chain background, Finance Project

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. 





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