Lead Buyer Facilities
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Req ID : 72257

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 36 300 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.

JOB TITLE : Facilities Lead Buyer


Inside the Indirect Sourcing department (>

2Bn€ purchases) and hierarchically linked to Facilities Commodity Director (400M€ purchasing scope), this role involves the purchasing of Facilities Management services and Utilities supplies to support worldwide manufacturing and non-manufacturing site’s needs.

The successful applicant will manage numerous internal and external stakeholders to develop Facilities requirements and lead sourcing strategies that deliver value for money and fit for purpose solutions.

Join a recognized company, certified Top Employer France & Europe 2020 and based on 3 values pillars (Agile, Inclusive, Responsible).

With its strong international footprint, Alstom will offer you real perspectives of evolution on various projects. A demanding position within a dynamic matrix organization dedicated to the development of innovative products that will equip the trains of tomorrow in a complete respect of the environment.

Be Mobility by nature!


Key Network & Links

He / she will have to exchange information with following central & sites networks :

  • General Services & Maintenance
  • EHS & Environment
  • Indirect Sourcing
  • Finance / Legal / Sourcing Performance
  • Objectives

  • Coordinate and source in line with business objectives and according to ALSTOM sourcing processes
  • Optimize and decrease TCO through strategy building contribution and deployment
  • Negotiate contracts and frame agreements with key suppliers
  • Manage Supplier Panel in line with strategy
  • Contribute to commodity maturity improvement through audit support and continuous improvement programs
  • Innovate with best practices proposal and leadership or implementation
  • Be recognized as a business development facilitator and an added-value contributor
  • Responsibilities

  • Contribute to transversal commodities strategy improvement and deployment
  • Develop and share market constraints understanding and strategic vision
  • Ensure Sourcing project / service execution / influence by :
  • Developing close network of internal and external stakeholders worldwide
  • Working with internal stakeholders to align requirements with Sourcing objectives
  • Challenging technical specifications produced by stakeholders by promoting Design To Cost and Just Enough
  • Bringing innovation through supplier selection and sustain supplier QCD performance
  • Participating to Make or Buy decision process utilizing reference costing and market indicators
  • Supporting global negotiation for key projects securing savings in line with global targets
  • Ensuring Sourcing strategy application and alignment with processes and policy
  • Makes sure that suppliers selected are compliant with Alstom Sourcing criteria
  • Contribute to Global Energy Saving Plan

    To be considered for this role, candidate need to be able to demonstrate the following skills experience and attributes :

  • Educational Degree
  • Business school or Engineering school and Master in Purchasing
  • Experience
  • Experience between 3 to 7 years in international purchasing within an industrial environment
  • Experience with Facilities Management is a real plus
  • Technical & Behavioral Competencies
  • Strong buying and negotiating expertise
  • Strong sense of business acumen and analytical skills
  • Strong leadership, communication and influencing skills
  • Results, service and Customer oriented
  • Team spirit, autonomous, force of proposal
  • Speaking English and French mandatory
  • Able to regularly travel to sites (20% / 30%) under scope of responsibility
  • 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.

    Job Type : Experienced

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