Commodity Buyer

20-4-2018 charleroi
description de la société


As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the transport sector.
Alstom offers a complete range of solutions (from high-speed trains to metros, tramways and e-buses), passenger solutions, customized services (maintenance, modernization), infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions.
Alstom is a world leader in integrated transport systems.
The company recorded sales of €7.3 billion and booked €10.0 billion of orders in the 2016/17 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 32,800 people.


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 standard development and implementation)
- 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.

description de la fonction

The Buyer position, reporting to Site Sourcing Director will as a responsibility have to
apply Sourcing Strategy for the commodity he works for and to support project
operations at site level (finalizes contracts with suppliers - frame agreement - and
places orders in close cooperation with Supply Chain).
The role reports hierarchically to Sourcing Site Director 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
 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
 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
 Manages initial issues before escalating to commodity manager

vos atouts

Competencies :
 Excellent communication skills
 Team player
 Result oriented
 Energy & drive
 Well organized
 Leadership
 Good communication & interpersonal skills
 High work ethics

Previous experience :
Operational dealing within projects in sourcing, engineering or commercial.

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


You’re looking for a challenging but also meaningful job in a multicultural engineering company which sustain careers evolutions and allows international mobility?
At Alstom we offer you the opportunity to unleash your potential and reinvent yourself! As our next colleague, you will have a unique opportunity to drive our organization forward, while continuing to build your career and contribute to the expanding growth of a safer global railway industry.
You recognize yourself in this short description?

Don’t hesitate to apply! ( or

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