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Accounting & Finance
Quebec City, QC, Canada
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2023

Req ID:422994 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide. 



  • He/ She is the purchase representative of the Site as member of the Site Management Committee: relays to Sourcing/Site any information or decision that could impact respective activities such as organisational changes, supplier difficulties, local/central instructions, Make or Buy decisions.
  • Acts as a facilitator between Sourcing Function and Site operational members
  • He/ She is the Sourcing accountable for Project execution and Tender commitment



Team management and development:

  • Manage headcount and staffing
  • Manage local purchase team
  • Develop team competences
  • Promoting the Alstom Code of Ethics and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct.


Purchases performance:

  • Apply & support Alstom sourcing rules, process & tools
  • Apply the Local risks management governance
  • Promoting the Alstom Code of Ethics and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct.
  • Provide to central purchase site input to impact commodity strategies
  • Ensure the Supplier Panel Compliancy (Target Panel defined by CM)
  • Share with CM, PLSD and Project  Director risk analysis on commodities strategies deployment on coming tenders. Share and follow with CM & PLSD common mitigation plan to secure future business award is in line with commodity strategies (CM leader)
  • Secure continous improvement within whole local sourcing team (SMART)
  • Manage Supplier Local QCD performances and Perfom regular (min. Monthly) supplier QCD performance, solves major issues and secure objectives achievement


Purchase Tender commitment:

  • Support, challenge and validate TSM in tender management (Local and Global Commodities)
  • Support, challenge and validate Sourcing commitments for Local Commodities


Project execution and profitability:

  • Support  local purchase team to face commercial and contractual negotiation  during project execution phase
  • Track purchase performance in project and issue action plan in case of deviation
  • Analyse risks and sets appropriate mitigation plan
  • Formalize and share REX on main issues
  • Support SSM and PRSM on project gate review completion (in particular FAI Go on time)
  • Secure OTD Go Order and PO placed on time


Operationnal excellence & Cash focus:

  • Support supply chain to monitor and secure raw material inventory and OTIF objectives
  • Support quality on NCR traitement and improvement, CONQ S1 management
  • Support accounting departement to aligne on invoice accouting and payable days
  • Actively participate on industrial continous improvement.



  • MBA, or studies of commercre
  • 10 years of experience in purchase, project and operations
  • Professional experience in purchase (at least 5 years)
  • Solid experience of managing a multicultural team (at least 7 years)
  • Fluent in French AND English with an international mindset
  • Master's Microsoft Office Suite.
  • ERP knowledge
  • Agile with data analysis and Business Intelligence concept
  • Ability to transmit, coach and train others
  • Focused on continuous improvement and efficiency
  • Strong presentation and writing skills
  • Leadership, communication, internal and external influence skills,
  • Team management, negotiation, strategic vision,
  • Project management, industry experience, supply chain quality and context, financial project


The person will have to travel to meet local suppliers and international suppliers.




Alstom is a global company where our people vision and values embrace Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). Wherever we operate and across all our businesses, we want to create an inclusive culture in which diversity is welcomed and appreciated. By bringing together people from diverse backgrounds and giving everyone the opportunity to contribute with their knowledge, skills, experiences and perspectives, we also generate value for Alstom and its stakeholders.


Employment at Alstom is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. Alstom does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition (including breastfeeding), or any other basis protected by law.


It is Alstom's policy to comply with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to non-discrimination and equal opportunity. The Company's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy, as well as its affirmative action obligations, includes the full and complete support of the Company. Because it's just the right thing to do. We hope you think so, too.


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