Commodity Buyer
Valenciennes, FR
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At Bombardier Transportation, our trains and rail solutions move millions of people safely and reliably around the world, every single day.

Join us, and you’ll be part of a global team, sharing knowledge, experience and ideas across countries and cultures, and boosting our reputation as a global leader in rail technology.

Your work will have a truly human impact, connecting communities, cities and businesses, and helping people to get where they need to be. It’s all about progress.

If you’re ambitious, driven and team-spirited, this is your opportunity to build a career within our Commodity Buyers team, in Crespin!

About the role :

The Senior Buyer ensures parts availability through the production process while maintaining overall cost (and inventory, depending on allocation) at the lowest level and highest quality, while maintaining daily contact with suppliers.

The difference to the buyer role lies in the increased complexity due to technical aspects of parts in scope & commercial context, market conditions and other factors.

Tendency to participate in initial project phase or in buying completely new material and evaluating risks.

Key responsibilities :

1. Manage purchase contracts for projects & operation within scope

Ensures material delivery and analyses and monitors parts to ensure coverage to meet production schedule

Defines purchasing strategy jointly with Operations with regards to on-time-delivery

Initiates quantity and technical modifications

Collaborates with other functions to ensure project success by representing Supply Management at meetings and work autonomously to resolve problems

Assesses risk in the supply and align with Procurement Project Manager on acceptable level of risk of the project and take it into consideration for the commercial negotiation with the supplier

2. Develops supplier best in class’ performance

Maintains fluent relationship with suppliers and expedites suppliers to ensure delivery of purchase parts on time

Negotiates with suppliers and issue purchase orders or entire frame contract for dedicated projects, while administering terms and conditions

Designs new supplier practices from pure material delivery to extended services, like inventory management, logistics, mounting

Explores continuously material cost reduction opportunities


Engineering Degree, Commercial Degree with technical background

Typically 5-8 years relevant experience (Must have a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience with increasing responsibility)

Knowledge of computer and software with the ability to provide timely, accurate, and detailed reports to management when required

Must also demonstrate the ability to provide leadership and innovation in his / her position

Language skills : French advanced, English professional.

About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation is a global mobility solution provider leading the way with the rail industry’s broadest portfolio.

It covers the full spectrum of solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling to complete turnkey transport systems, e-mobility technology and data-driven maintenance services.

Combining technology and performance with empathy, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility by providing integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment.

Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 39,850 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.

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