Commodity Leader On-board data processing

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Date: 28-Jan-2023

Location: Villeurbanne, FR

Company: Alstom

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide 


Location: France (Saint Ouen/Villeurbanne)

Contract: Permanent


Purpose of the Job:

Leads all sourcing activities related to specific suppliers in his/her commodity at global level in order to allow to competitive bidding and on-time/on-budget deliveries for projects.

The commodities in scope are data recording and odometry and signalling equipment installed on board of the train.



Deploy commodities strategy

Ensure project execution in line with QCD objectives

Pilot contractual relationships with suppliers for his/her scope on different sites




Supplier relationship:

· Identification of project and business needs

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

· Negotiation of cost reduction with suppliers

· Inputs provider/contributor for order placement

· Ensure QCD targets achievement & claims management

· Lead supplier QCD performance reviews

· Management of initial issues before escalation to line manager

· Respect Alstom Transport code of ethics and guidelines.


Commodity support:

· Consolidation of commodity needs, inputs

· Active participation to commodity strategy and panel elaboration

· Commodity representative

· According to delegation, lead commodity segments strategy

· 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

. Maintain a network of buyers in different sites. Train them and follow up tender and projects

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

· Coordinate with local sourcing teams ASIP actions related to his/her commodity


Involvement in projects:

· Closely work with sourcing project representatives (Project Sourcing Manager, etc...)

· Ensure work package sheet commitment respect

· Ensure QCD targets



Educational requirements:

Business school or Engineering degree. MASTER in purchasing desirable


Technical Knowledge / Experience:

- Three to five years working experience in purchasing technology:  Software, SW Development and engineering services, Networks, Servers or Signaling equipment

- Experience in purchasing telecom & security packages for projects is desirable.

- Fluent English & International background


Behavioral and Technical Skills / Competencies :

- Strong interpersonal skills (leadership, communication, ability to convince)

- High travel frequency


Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 





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