Buyer - #305461

ALSTOM


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Johannesburg, Gauteng
Contract type: Full time

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 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact. 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 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact. 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 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact. 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 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.

Alstom Rolling Stock is looking for a Buyer to join their Sourcing team based on Boksburgg Johanesburg

Purpose of the job will be:



  • Set up full supplier selection process
  • Deploy commodities strategy
  • Ensure project execution in line with Quality Cost Delivery & Technical (QCDT) objectives
  • Support supplier Panel relationship (Supplier workload, negotiation, Specific agreement)

ORGANISATION



Organisation structure (job belongs to...)

AMECA South Africa


Reports directly to:

Head of Procurement


Other reporting to:

none


Direct reports:

none



Network & Links Position title of connected positions / functional report



Internal

  • Global Procurement
  • Regional Procurement
  • Platform & Project teams
  • Supplier Quality
  • Supply Chain
  • Legal
  • Finance
  • Engineering
  • Services.

External

  • Suppliers

MAIN RESPONSABILITIES



Set up full supplier selection process

  • Prepare and launch of Request for Quotation with suppliers
  • Lead negotiations with suppliers
  • Monitor Procurement project QCDT & legal project evolution (FAI, Business Award, Product development)
  • Ensure work package sheet commitment respect
  • Prepare Business Award
  • Promote the Alstom Code of Ethics and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct.
  • Coordinate project with all métiers
  • Ensure the on-time delivery and quality are secured especially during the ramp-up phase of the project

Support commodity strategy

  • Consolidate the commodity needs, inputs
  • Participate actively to commodity strategy and panel elaboration
  • Provide imputes to build differentiation
  • Support of Commodity Manager in tender phase when required
  • Represent the commodities towards projects, platforms and solutions.
  • Ensure effective teamwork with internal customers and stakeholders in problem solving
  • Apply the Alstom Procurement process and provide return on experience.

Build Supplier relationship

  • Support global supplier panel relationship
  • Manage specific supplier panel relationship (negotiation, specific agreement, local supplier QCDT performances)
  • Measure the supplier's performance and develop them in coordination with supplier Quality Team
  • Assess properly all risky suppliers and manage the associated mitigation plan
  • Manage initial issues before escalation to line manager
  • Monitor Corporate Social Responsibility engagements and deviations
  • Respect Alstom code of ethics and guidelines

Performance measurements:

  • Savings P&L and Cost to Complete
  • Non Conformities Event and On Time Delivery
  • Panel situation Supplier compliancy status rate

MAIN REQUIRED COMPETENCES



Educational Requirements Describe the minimum educational requirement/level



Mandatory:

  • Diploma in Procurement. Other qualifications will be considered dependent on experience

Desirable:

  • CIPS qualification

Experience Describe the knowledge and experience required for this role



Mandatory:

  • Sourcing professional background with a minimum of 5 years working experience in a manufacturing environment as part of the Procurement team
  • Experience working with ERP systems – SAP preferable
  • Own transportation with valid driver’s license
  • Financial Acumen – experience in managing material budgets
  • Advanced proficiency on Microsoft office Suite
  • Proven track record of Contract Management, Supplier negotiations, Supplier relationship building, Supplier selection process

Desirable:

  • Rolling stock/Railway knowledge

Competencies & Skills Describe the needed skills (technical & behavioral)

  • Ability to work in a matrix environment
  • Communication skills & Team spirit
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Ability to work independently and virtually
  • Ability to challenge
  • Ability to travel
  • Results oriented
  • Rigorous and structured
  • International mindset
  • Fluent in English

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.



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