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Alstom Purchasing Specialist in Naperville, Illinois

Purchasing Specialist

Date: 14-Oct-2020

Location: Naperville, IL, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:97508

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 38 900 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.

ALSTOM has an opening for a Purchasing Specialist in its Naperville, Illinois location. As Purchasing Specialist, you will be responsible for managing suppliers and related activities to drive cost, lead time, and on time performance.

  • Displays willingness to make decisions and exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Supports and explains reasoning for decisions and includes appropriate people in decision-making process. Makes timely decisions.

  • Coordinates activities involved with procuring goods and services such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, and advertising, for organization by performing the following duties.

  • Request for Quotation

  • Direct & Indirect Purchase Order Placement including MRO

  • Order Expedition

  • Supplier Performance Management

  • Reviews requisitions.

  • Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.

  • Selects products for purchase by testing, observing, or examining items.

  • Estimates values according to knowledge of market price.

  • Determines method of procurement such as direct purchase or bid.

  • Prepares purchase orders or bid requests.

  • Travel to the Alstom companies and other Suppliers

  • Reviews bid proposals and negotiate contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.

  • Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories.

  • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.

  • Approves invoices for payment.

  • Expedites delivery of goods to users.

Education:

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of Sourcing or Procurement for Materials and MRO

  • One to two years related experience and/or training in a related field such as Purchasing, Sourcing, Logistics or other Supply Chain role

Skills:

  • ERP system implementation, troubleshooting, and reporting

  • Microsoft Office Suite

  • Strong math skills

  • Oral/Written Communication skills

  • Problem solving

  • SAP

  • Order Processing systems

  • Cost Consciousness

  • Presenting

Travel: up to 35%

Language: Fluent in French strongly preferred

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Alstom is a drug-free workplace.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations). If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please contact Alstom’s Recruiting Department at careers.us@alstom.com (please use “Accommodation Request” as the subject line).

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 Segment: ERP, Purchasing, SAP, Supply, Procurement, Technology, Finance, Operations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Alstom is a drug-free workplace.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations). If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please contact Alstom’s Recruiting Department at careers.us@alstom.com (please use “Accommodation Request” as the subject line).

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