Buyer - temporary position - 1 year

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Date: 25-Aug-2021

Location: Vado Ligure, Italy

Company: Alstom

Req ID:151202 

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.  


We are currently looking for a Buyer for our location in Vado Ligure

Position is temporary – one year



Purpose of the job


  • Deploy of commodities strategy
  • Ensure project execution in line with QCDT objectives
  • Support global supplier Panel relationship (Supplier workload, negotiation, Specific agreement)



Your Key Responsibilities


Supplier relationship:

  • Support global supplier panel relationship
  • Manage specific supplier panel relationship (negotiation, specific agreement, local supplier QCDT performances)
  • Monitor day to day suppliers’ performances and issues
  • Management of initial issues before escalation to line manage
  • Respect Alstom code of ethics and guidelines


Commodity support on site

  • Consolidation of commodity needs, inputs
  • Active participation 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.
  • Effective teamwork with internal customers and stakeholders in problem solving
  • Apply the Alstom Sourcing process and provide return on experience.


Involvement in projects

  • Coordinate project with all Metiers
  • Preparation and launch of Request for Quotation with suppliers using the standard tool
  • Lead project negotiation
  • Monitor sourcing project QCDT & legal project evolution (FAI, Business Award, Product development)
  • Ensure work package sheet commitment respect
  • Prepare Business Award
  • Promoting the Alstom Code of Ethics and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct.


Performance measurements:

  • Savings P&L and Cost to Complete
  • Non-Conformities Event and On Time Delivery
  • Panel situation Supplier compliancy status rate



  • Fluent English & International background is a must
  • 2 to 5 years of experience in industry
  • Strong interpersonal skills (leadership, ability to convince)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Internal and external influencing skills
  • Negotiation
  • Teamwork
  • Willingness to take initiative
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment
  • Comprehensive knowledge of commodities in area of specialization




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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