Commodity Buyer (M/F) Electronic Manufacturing Services

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Date: 02-Oct-2021

Location: Villeurbanne, 69, France

Company: Alstom

Req ID:165402 

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, expertise center for our railway signalling products and electronics systems, we are looking for a Commodity Buyer M/F - Electronic Manufacturing Services.


Purpose of the job:


  • Define and implement the Commodity strategy in the field of Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS, manufacturing of PCBA and electronic racks or sub-assemblies) ;
  • Manage relationship with suppliers (quality, cost, delivery and technology -QCDT- performance, maturity status, price lists, contracts, partnership) ;
  • Ensure projects and programs execution in line with QCDT objectives.


Key accountabilities:


  • Supplier relationship:

· Support global supplier panel relationship ;

·  Define and implement specific supplier panel relationship ;

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

·  Management of initial issues before escalation to line manager ;

· 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 imputs to build differenciation ;

· 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 negociation ;

· Monitor sourcing project QCDT & legal project evolution (FAI, Business Award, Product development) ;

· Ensure budget commitment is respected.


Your profile:


· Bac+5 Diploma in Engineering or Business School, wih a specialization in electronics or in Purchasing ;

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

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

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

- Proficiency in both french and english is a prerequisite.



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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