Commodity Specialist- Transport and Logistics

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Employer: Bombardier
  • Acquisitions - Logistics - Supplies
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 1 - 5 years of experience
  • Cluj Napoca
  • Updated at: 03.11.2017

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    As the world’s leading manufacturer of both planes and trains, we have built an extensive and diverse portfolio of winning mobility solutions. Everywhere people travel by land and in the air, a Bombardier product is ready to transport them. From category-defining business, jets and commercial aircraft designed for the challenges of today, to sleek high-speed trains and public transit that is smarter than ever.

    Bombardier Transportation is the number one provider of rail solutions in the world. Our business holds the number one global market position in eight of the ten markets we service. Our product portfolio includes a full range of passenger rail vehicles and we manufacture locomotives, bogies, propulsion and rail control solutions, setting new standards in sustainable mobility.

    Our Global Procurement Centre in Cluj, Romania is part of the Global Supply Chain/Strategic Procurement department, providing excellent service for the organization across different commodities: Indirect Goods and Services (IGS), Product Related (PR) and Information Systems (IS).

    For our Global Procurement Center, based in Cluj-Napoca we are looking for a:

    Commodity Specialist- Transport and Logistics

    Your Role:

    You will have to support the Global & Regional Category Leads in the category cost reduction & optimization roadmap. This role provides the required data & metrics an oversee commodity strategy activities in order to maintains implemented strategy on an ongoing basis.

    Your Challenges:

    - Support Lead Buyer in strategy development, spend overview and defining governance model

    - Perform market trend analysis, competition benchmarking, investigate cross industries best practices for the relevant commodity

    - Collect input from IGS regions for strategy and governance improvement (category governance and monitoring) and support addressing newly identified needs coming from the business experts and the stakeholders

    - Build network with the commodity relevant stakeholder base, key decision makers across functions and IGS buyer community, both within Bombardier Transportation as well as Bombardier Aerospace

    - Support implementation of relevant commodity Governance / Directives coming from Corporate. / specific commodity Templates

    - Support the specification and analysis of RfQs (SOEP) for Master Service Providers / global Preferred Suppliers and contract (re)negotiations

    - Drive commodity initiatives, create and maintain commodity / sub-category relevant dashboards agreed with the Lead Buyer

    - Manage key suppliers' contracts and monitor the suppliers' performance (incl. the collection and analysis of KPIs and making sure that the SLAs are being met)

    - Create and maintain monthly reports / dashboards for the commodity specific key suppliers / Master Service Providers showing scope and commercial performance KPIs

    - Verify reported spend and applicable rebates / bonuses per key supplier

    - Ensure compliance with Procurement & Commodity Directives and legal policies as well as eProcurement tool

    - Apply consistently the Procurement processes (e.g. IGS Directive, Supplier Selection Process etc.) and tools

    - Apply lessons learned and share best practices actively with peers and the Procurement organisation

    - Apply problem solving methodologies (e.g. Root Cause Analysis and act accordingly)

    - Demonstrate widely spread expertise in the Procurement Commodity Management field

    - Business understanding & knowledge on processes and tools of your own area

    - Exposure to the Procurement organisation (internally) and externally (suppliers)

    - Handle projects or saving initiatives


    - Master / Bachelor Degree Business Administration, Business Law or Supply Chain preferred

    - 3-5 overall experience ;preferably >3 years commodity expertise or operational procurement expertise plus advanced reporting skills

    - Indirect Spend Category management experience it’s a great plus to the role

    - Accuracy and reliability as key values

    - Communicate clearly over the phone and in writing

    - Excellent communication skills in English; French and German are an asset

    - Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, specifically Excel

    - Excellent working knowledge of SAP and related systems & processes

    - Innovative Thinking: Proven ability to connect ideas, events, and circumstances to find Commodity management solutions to business problems or goals

    - Skilled in change adoption, change management, and resource assessment.

    - Experience influencing others to voluntarily adopt Commodity Management practices.

    - Strong analytical and financial skills

    Why work for us?

    The Global Procurement Center in Cluj-Napoca offers an outstanding professional environment with career development opportunities you would expect of a market leading international organisation. We are located in the center of the city and we offer an open, friendly working environment.

    Are you interested in starting an exciting career at Bombardier Transportation? If so, submit your application by using the button below:

    After screening all the applications, the selected candidates will be contacted starting with 1st August in order to schedule the face to face discussion.

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