The Railway industry today is characterized by both a strong and sustained growth across the world. The trends that drive this are well known: environmental challenges, population growth, urbanization and increasing demands for mobility. With 6B€ of Sales and around 30,000 employees based in over 60 countries, Alstom develop & market the most complete range of systems, equipment and services offered today in the railway sector. Today we offer our customers solutions that feature a seamless blend of diverse technologies, ensuring optimal interfaces, along with flexible implementation and real synergy in innovation. Introduction In Belgium, Alstom is active in the design and manufacture of equipment, electrical and electronic systems for rolling stock equipment and railway signalling. Alstom Belgium has developed two centers of excellence: one for auxiliary converters, traction systems & low voltage cabinets, and the second for signalling systems for main lines and ETCS (European Train Control System) / ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System). Alstom Belgium also offers the operators its expertise in maintenance services and renovation. The Charleroi teams have a good knowledge and reputation in project management all over the world. With nearly 1000 employees, including 500 engineers, Alstom Belgium is the largest rail production site in Belgium.
The Buyer position, reporting to Indirect Sourcing Manager will as a responsibility have to apply Sourcing Strategy for the commodity he works for and to support project operations at site level (support potential supplier scouting, define supplier selection criteria, finalizes contracts with suppliers - frame agreement - and places orders in close cooperation with projects or Supply Chain). The role reports hierarchically to Indirect Sourcing Mmanager and functionally to Sourcing Commodity manager. Specific responsibilities of the role: * Identifies and inventory project and business needs * Consolidates needs with Commodity Manager * Defines commodity strategy with the Commodity Manager * Implements commodity strategy * Define RFQ structured packages in collaboration with on field operation team * Negotiate offer and contracts with right focus on key cost drivers * Negotiates cost reduction with suppliers * Participates to panel elaboration * Insures QCD achievement * Contributes to supplier performance reviews * Places orders for projects on his sites * Supports Domain Director and Commodity Manager in tender phase * Commits on work package sheet with validation of the Commodity Manager and the Domain Director * Closely works with the Supply Chain department for issues generated by the sourcing department * Closely works with the Supplier Quality department for issues generated by the sourcing department * Manages return of experience and gives feedback to the commodity manager and all stakeholders * Manages initial issues before escalating to commodity manager
+ Excellent communication skills + Team player + Result oriented + Energy & drive + Well organized + Leadership + Good communication & interpersonal skills + High work ethics * Previous experience : Operational dealing within installation environment, complex technology projects that needs installations and commissioning (ideal provenience: railway, oil & gas, energy, civil or infrastructural works). * Technical Skills : + Contract management + Legal awareness + Project experience + Installations or Project management experience * Education : Business school or Engineering degree with Master * Language skills : English and French are mandatory. Dutch or German is an asset. * Tavels: Job will be located in Charleroi. International travelling is required for supplier- and team meetings Why Work for Us? At Alstom we offer you the opportunity to unleash your potential and reinvent yourself. As a future employee, you will have a unique opportunity to drive our organization forward, while continuing to build your career and contribute to the expanding growth of the global railway industry.