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Site Procurement Director

Req ID:432023 

At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


  • Representative of procurement on Site as member of the Site Management Committee: relays to Procurement/Site any information or decision that could impact respective activities such as organizational changes, supplier difficulties, local/global instructions, Make or Buy decisions.
  • Liaise between Procurement Function and Site operational members
  • Support tender preparation by supervising procurement cost commitment preparation
  • Support project execution by managing suppliers QCD performances

    Organization structure (job belongs to.)

    Region / Procurement Organization

    Reports directly to:

    Cluster/ Country Procurement Director

    Direct reports:

    Procurement Managers / Procurement Project Managers / Procurement Tender Managers / Senior Buyers & Buyers

    Network & Links


  • Procurement local & Global teams,
  • Project team
  • Supplier Quality
  • Supply Chain
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Engineering
  • External

  • Suppliers

    Key Accountabilities

    Team facilitation and Management :

  • Secures compliance of its team to the Alstom code of Ethics
  • Ensure team animation in close link with Cluster/ Country Procurement Directors
  • Manage and develop procurement manager, Procurement Project Manager (PPM), Procurement Tender Manager (PTM), senior Buyer and Buyer
  • Motivate, inspire and continuously develop his team in a multicultural interface to improve competencies
  • Close link with Global Procurement (Commodity Manager (CM), Domain Director (DD)) to deploy Global strategies and have synergies
  • Welcome the new resources, manages their local integration, and is responsible for their coaching by their senior colleagues
  • Applies & support Alstom Transport Procurement rules, process & tools
  • Management of its cost center, ensure the adequate sizing of his/her organization according to the business needs
  • Procurement performance :

  • Applies & support Alstom Procurement Golden rules, process & tools
  • Bring Procurement expertise to support local buyer team
  • Challenge global sourcing (Commodity Manager (CM) / Commodity Director (CD) to secure project execution and profitability in escalation phase
  • Drive continuous improvement within whole local buyer team through APSYS Procurement
  • Manage Supplier Local QCD performances
  • Perform regular (min. Monthly) supplier QCD performance, solves major issues and secure objectives achievement
  • Project execution and profitability:

  • Support local team to face commercial and contractual negotiation during project execution phase
  • Challenge site stakeholders (engineering, supply chain, quality...) to secure project execution and profitability
  • Track procurement performance in project and issue action plan in case of deviation
  • Analyses risks and sets appropriate mitigation plan
  • Formalize and share return on experience on main issues
  • Operational excellence & Cash focus:

  • Support supply chain to monitor and secure raw material inventory and OTIF objectives
  • Support quality on Non-Conformities Report (NCR) treatment and improvement, Cost of Non-Quality (CONQ) S1 management
  • Support accounting department to align on invoice accounting and payable days
  • Participate actively on industrial continuous improvement
  • Performance measurements :

  • Savings (actions aiming at securing and improving gross margin)
  • Non-Conformities Report and On Time Delivery / CONQ S1 & coverage from Procurement
  • Launch Gate Review (LGR) and Specification Gate Review (SGR) on time
  • First Article Inspection (FAI) on time (RS&C)
  • Tender ambition tracking (ASIP) & Sourcing action plan tracking from SPR including claims and ambition covering
  • Purchase Order (PO) Go on time
  • APSYS Procurement maturity roadmap improvement

    Educational Requirements

    Mandatory : Business School or Engineering school and MASTER in Purchasing


    Mandatory : (according size, stakes, complexity of the Project)

  • 10 to 15 years of experience with a previous experience in commodity management
  • Procurement professional background
  • Strong Management experience (5 to 10 years) of multicultural teams
  • Strong Technical knowledge of the commodity and supplier market expert in the commodity
  • Competencies & Skills

  • Fluent English & French
  • International mindset
  • Leadership
  • Communication skills & Team spirit
  • Internal and external influencing skills
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment
  • Ability to challenge
  • Results oriented
  • Team management
  • Negotiation and strategic vision
  • You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!

    Important to note

    As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 63 countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.

    Job Type:​Experienced​

    Job Segment: Procurement, Accounts Payable, Buyer, Manager, Supply Chain, Operations, Finance, Management

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