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  • Posted: Oct 14, 2020
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    Alstom has been present in South Africa for more than a century. During these years the company provided a wide range of products and technologies which helped develop the country’s infrastructure. Alstom provided equipment for 12 of South Africa’s 13 coal-fired power plants and for the only nuclear power plant, but it also played a historical...
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    Deputy Project Sourcing Manager

    Deputy Project Sourcing Manager
    Member Of The Gibela Sourcing Team, The Project Sourcing Support Will Be The Main Interface Between The Project Team And The Gibela Sourcing Department And Will Focus On The Following Activities

    • Secure that suppliers (QCD+ED) Quality, Cost, Delivery and Economic Development performances are in line with objectives for the project.
    • Contribute to the ramp-up through development of robust suppliers and implementation of double-sourcing program;
    • Manage the corresponding work-package;

    Position in the Organisation
    Organisation Structure

    • Part of Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela). Located in Dunnottar factory, South Africa.

    Organisational Reporting

    • Reports to the Project Sourcing Manager

    Network & Links

    • Sourcing, Supplier Development, Project team, Supplier Quality, Supply Chain, Industrial, Legal, Finance, Engineering and Economic Development

    Mission
    Measurement

    • Management of risks
    • Drive action Plan
    • Customer satisfaction
    • Achievement of QDC+ED strategic objectives

    Responsibilities

    Manage the sourcing activity of the Project

    • Ensure that the overall QCD target of the WP material under his responsibility is met
    • Participate to the project management committee
    • Participate and contribute to the Monthly Project Reviews
    • Identify and minimize all risks and maximize savings / identify opportunities that will result in improved productivity, quality, costs, delivery and economic development performances.
    • Ensure availability of the purchaser requests on time and on quality for take-over by the buyers, availability of the material for the 1st train)

    Communicate project needs and ensure they are properly taken into account

    • Define clear priorities for the sourcing department to properly support the project
    • Challenge new gaps identified, incorporates Return on Experience, escalate if any critical delay is occurring in specification availability, facilitates co-operation between Engineering and Sourcing, ask for arbitration in case of conflict
    • Publish the specific legal and contractual requirements to be taken into account in negotiation, after analysis of the customer specific demand and after decision with the PM to flow down (or not) these requirements to the suppliers

    Define and implement the Project Sourcing Strategy in full respect of QCD&ED commitments

    • Establish and agree with the Project Director/Project Managers on the Project Sourcing Strategy, in line with the overall Sourcing strategy (panel, localization and preferential procurement objectives, dual sources, etc.)
    • Animate supplier selection through Request for Quotation and Business Award processes, escalate for arbitration when relevant
    • Based on Sourcing, Engineering and SPQD output, supervise contracts execution of selected suppliers until FAI milestone.

    ​​​​​​​Manage the Sourcing work-package

    • Review periodically the QCD&ED of the WP Sourcing with all relevant stakeholders, establish a robust “at completion” vision, taken into account risks, committed and secured savings
    • Establish bridge analysis at each CPR cycle with the support of the WP Controller
    • Support the negotiations of yearly escalation towards suppliers

    ​​​​​​​Methods and Tools

    • Contribute to the correct application of defined methods and tools.
    • Ensure compliance to internal control best practices, especially on Procure to Pay process.
    • Support internal and external audits (ISO, AFNOR, SMART, etc.).

    ​​​​​​​Candidate requirement
    Educational Requirements

    • Relevant tertiary qualification (sourcing, supply chain, engineering, project management…)

    Technical Knowledge / Experience

    • Interest in technical field
    • 5 years of experience, ideally in Project, Sourcing, Engineering, Quality

    Behavioural And Technical Skills / Competencies

    • Ability to work in a matrix environment
    • Ability to challenge
    • Results oriented
    • Rigorous and structured
    • Excel skills required, deep interest and aptitude in data, metrics and analysis
    • Clear analytical mind, accountable, flexible, proactive
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Forward personality with common sense and resilience
    • Strong inter-personal skills in multi-cultural environment
    • Team spirit with strong communication and presentation skills
    • Ability to succeed in a pressurized environment with conflicting priorities
    • Desire to learn and develop

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Alstom on jobsearch.alstom.com to apply

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