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Global Lead Buyer

Location: Derby, ENG, GB

Global Lead Buyer-TCOO-UKDY02340688


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.

Join us as a Global Lead Buyer Welder Frames & Bolsters in Derby, UK and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role.

Purpose of the job:

Create, maintain and drive the deployment of Global Commodity Sourcing strategies till supplier’s selection, working closely together with Product Management/Lead Engineers and Product Procurement Managers.

Accountable to develop and, where feasible, reduce supplier panel for respective commodities.

Support supplier Building Block definition and selection process for both product and bid phases.

Negotiate the key contracts and establish frame agreements with suppliers across all Regions and Product Families.

Support supplier development activities together with Supplier Quality Assurance teams allocated to the scope.

Contribute to optimize the Total Cost of Ownership of our products through best in class supply chain, aftermarket concepts and Supplier Relationship Management.

Your responsibilities will include:

•Create purchasing leverage and gain from synergies across regions /global businesses

•Category benchmark and intelligence

•Support and drive standardization of PU and definition of Building Blocks and their convergence across Product Families

•Prepare & Present category presentations

•Align early sourcing plans prior to bid stage with major stakeholders, particularly with Product Books

•Optimize supply base in terms of QTCCT (Quality, Time, Cost, Cash, Technology) and for local content requirements

•Supplier performance monitoring with KPIs provided by Supplier Quality Assurance teams

•Supplier relation management with global suppliers, holding regular Global Business reviews

•Foster innovative solutions from supply base to obtain competitive advantaged for Bombardier Transportation

•Support tender/bidding process for key bids

•Validate Procurement Blue Book inputs for the category

•Implement Frame agreements

•Support major claim processes

•Develop commodity cost model together with Costing Teams

•Build contact network external, cross divisional, cross functional & foster cooperation wherever needed

•Perform regular and structured reviews of strategies and network strategic actions with Commodity Network


•Education: Degree in Engineering, Commercial or Technical Field preferred;

•Typically, 5-10 years’ work experience and minimum 5 years of experience in procurement related role;

•Financial awareness, in particular, experience in cost structure analysis, cost control activities, target settings;

•Solid to advanced experience of procurement business processes and tools;

•Fluency in English, French is a plus.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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.

Bombardier is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, National, or Local Laws.

Posting date: 28.10.2020

Closing date: 28.11.2020

Competitive salary range

Number of working hours: 37

Job: General Management
Primary Location: GB-ENG-Derby
Organization: Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

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