Commodity Buyer PPM

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Date: 07-Oct-2021

Location: Trapaga, Spain

Company: Alstom

Req ID:151683 

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 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  


Join us as a Commodity Buyer PPM and you’ll be looking at a career-defining in Trapaga, Spain




We are currently looking for a Commodity Buyer PPM to join our Procurement team in Trapaga. In this role, you are responsible for using of professional purchasing practices & techniques and ensure parts/services/goods availability (PR=product related) while maintaining overall cost and inventory at the lowest level and highest quality (TCO). Also you will maintain daily contact with suppliers to ensure supplier quality and On-time-delivery, you will align with Global Procurment on the strategic Supplier panel as well as for the scope in regional responsibility with internal stakeholders of Regional Commodity Management.


If you are a results-driven, independent and customer-oriented person who like to work in a multinational team this role is for you


Key responsibilities


  • Manage purchase contracts for projects and operations within the framework
  • Coordinate and manage project material
  • Define the purchasing strategy in relation to the punctual delivery together with the operative business
  • Continuously adjust the quantity and technical change of the order to the project requirements
  • Ensure that the quality of the supplier meets the technical specifications and work with the quality and supplier performance team to minimize the cost of non-compliance;
  • Collaborate with other functions to ensure project success by representing procurement at meetings and work autonomously to solve problems, but notify management if necessary;
  • Assessment of the risk in the delivery and coordination with the project manager for the procurement to an acceptable risk level of the project and consideration in the trade negotiations with the supplier
  • Development of a first class supplier performance
  • Maintaining and developing the relationship with suppliers, negotiating with suppliers and placing orders or the entire framework contract for special projects
  • Manage terms and conditions with suppliers
  • Explore continuous ways to reduce material costs
  • Implement local savings initiatives


Your EXPERIENCE AND Qualifications


  • Engineering degree or Commercial degree with technical background
  • At least 2 years of experience within a relevant role.
  • Good knowledge in business management and software applications like MS Office, SAP
  • Excel management and Visual asic programming
  • Good spoken and written English and knowlage of German would be a plus
  • good communication skills
  • Knowledge of the industry would be a plus



  • You will work together with an highly experienced, ambitious and devoted team.
  • You will have a chance to work independently, within the international team.


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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