Commodity Buyer (m/f/d)

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Date: 04-Jan-2022

Location: Vienna, Austria

Company: Alstom

Req ID:148449 

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.  

If you’re ambitious, driven and team-spirited, this is your opportunity to build a career as a


Commodity Buyer (m/f/d) based at our site in Vienna, Austria.



  • The Commodity Buyer is responsible for ensuring that the correct amount of materials and components are purchased to satisfy the business needs, taking into consideration the importance of purchasing items which are to the correct specification and arrive on time and meet the cost and quality criteria



  • Quality Cost and Delivery performance of Suppliers that they are controlling

  • Performance at purchase information record management

  • A key measurable of this role is the development of commodity strategies, signed supplier agreements and achievement of QCD targets

  • To be responsible for ensuring that the correct amount of materials and components to satisfy the business needs are purchased, taking into consideration the importance of purchasing items which are to the correct specification, arrive on time and meet quality and cost objectives.

  • To manage key workload issues, particularly with regards to the external supply chain and that meet the internal requirements of the manufacturing workshops. 

  • To be responsible for ensuring that prices and lead-times are correct in the system by updating and maintaining quotation data in SAP through the info records and material master screens.

  • To ensure that overdue requisitions are kept to an absolute minimum.

  • To be responsible for liaising with logistics and Inventory to ensure that effective stocking policies are achieved.  

  • To resolve delivery problems that are escalated by the expediters, and to continually monitor Supplier delivery performance.

  • To be the main point of contact for supplier problem resolution and instigating the necessary corrective action.

  • To obtain drawings and specifications to enable RFQ’s to be issued to Suppliers.

  • To create RFQ’s to cover the immediate business needs.

  • To expedite responses to the outstanding quotations.

  • To communicate with suppliers as necessary to ensure the control of accurate information at all times.   



  • Graduates/Master students are welcome

  • Good knowledge of systems, SAP experience an advantage.

  • Mother tongue: German, with English as second language preferred.

  • Knowledge of negotiation/relationship management/motivational skills/finance required


The minimum salary for this position, according to the collective agreement, is € 2,682.54/month based on full-time employment (14 times a year). An overpayment is possible depending on relevant work experience and / or qualification.

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.   


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