Commodity Buyer (M/F) Electronic Components and / or EMS

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Date: 02-Dec-2021

Location: Villeurbanne, 69, France

Company: Alstom

Req ID:178186 

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 in 70 countries dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.    

For our Villeurbanne site, Alstom development & excellence center for railway signalling products and electronics systems, we are looking for a Commodity Buyer M/F - Electronic Components and / or EMS.


Purpose of the job:


  • Manage Procure to Pay flow for a portfolio of Electronic Components distributors and / or EMS (Electronics Manufacturing Services);
  • Manage relationship with suppliers (quality, cost, delivery and technology (QCDT) performance, price lists, contracts, partnership) ;
  • Ensure programs execution in line with QCDT objectives.
  • Implement the Commodity strategy defined by the Commodity Manager in the field of Electronic Components and / or EMS ;


Key accountabilities:


  • Supplier relationship:

· Monitor day to day suppliers performance and issues (support to Quality and Supply Chain department) ;

· Management of issues before escalation to Sourcing Manager ;

· Respect Alstom code of ethics and guidelines.


  • Commodity support on site:

· Consolidation of commodity needs, inputs ;

· Participation to commodity strategy and panel elaboration ;

· Represent the commodity towards Programs teams;

· Effective teamwork with internal customers and stakeholders in problem solving ;

· Apply the Alstom Sourcing process, and provide return on experience.


  • Involvement in programs:

· Preparation and launch of Requests For Quotation with suppliers using the standard tool ;

· RFQ are mainly addressing catalogue pricing (annual negotiation) ;

· Lead negociations with the support of the Commodity Manager if necessary ;

· Ensure budget commitment is respected though monitoring of the Purchase Price Variance ;

· Use all sourcing leverages (ressoursing, double-sourcing, design to cost, Best Cost Countries, panel management,...) to improve competitivity of the programs ;

· Monitor sourcing QCDT & legal issues during development (Business Award, FAI, variation orders).


Your profile:


· Bac+5 Diploma in Engineering or Business School, wih a specialization in Electronics and in Purchasing or Supply Chain ;

·  3-year experience minimum as a Commodity Buyer in the manufacturing Industry ;

· Good knowledge and first experience in the field of electronic components and PCBA manufacturing is mandatory ;

· Mastership of SAP is a plus, or good knowledge of an ERP;

- Proficiency in both french and english is mandatory.



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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