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Date: 15-Jul-2019

Location: Charleroi, WHT, Belgium

Company: Alstom

Req ID:55938

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of now and the future. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses, autonomous subways, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of 34 500 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.

Alstom has been part of the Belgian railway history for about 130 years.

Today, from Charleroi (BE), the company is active through two centers of excellence:
* Signalling Systems - Center of excellence ERTMS (European signaling standard)
* Power Electronics - Center of excellence Traction Systems (Traction solutions / auxiliary converters / low voltage cabinets)

Important efforts in R&D support the development of these activities contributing actively to promoting a safe and performant railway network as well as sustainable mobility solutions worldwide.

The Alstom Belgium teams have an excellent knowledge and reputation in the global project management and every day from Charleroi, about 1050 employees, among which 500 engineers, are working on more than 100 projects all over the world. Thanks to them, the site of Charleroi makes a significant contribution to worldwide rail transportation development.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Buyer position, reporting to Site Sourcing Director will as a responsibility have to:
* Deploy of commodities strategy
* Ensure project execution in line with QCDT objectives
* Support global supplier Panel relationship (Supplier workload, negotiation, Specific agreement)

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 negociation
* 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.

SKILLS & EDUCATION
* Competencies & skills
+ Strong interpersonal skills (leadership, ability to convince)
+ Strong written and verbal communication skills
+ Internal and external influencing skills
+ Negotiation
+ Team work
+ Willingness to take initiative
+ Ability to exercise independent judgment
+ Comprehensive knowledge of commodities in area of specialization
* Previous experience: 2 to 5 years of experience in industry
* Technical Skills:
+ Contract Management
+ Legal awareness
+ Project experience
* Education: Business school or Engineering degree with Master in purchasing
* Language skills: English and French are mandatory. Dutch or German is an asset.
* Travels: job will be located in Charleroi. International travelling is required for supplier and team meetings.

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is a lever to running a sustainable and successful business. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.

Job Type: Experienced

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Commodity Buyer

Alstom, Charleroi
Contract Type: 
Permanent contract
Categories: 
Procurement Engineer, Buyer
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