Project Buyer M/F
Joining Portalp Railway means…
Take part in large-scale projects and contribute to the development and improvement of urban and tourist mobility.
In France and abroad, Portalp Railway offers you the chance to work on innovative projects with a varied scope of activities: platform screen doors for heavy and light railways, funicular railways, cable cars, high-wheelers and other forms of transport; metalwork equipment and solutions; smart cards for on-board systems.
Portalp Railway is part of the Portalp Group, with sales of €123 million, 1,100 employees and 27 branches nationwide.
- Understand the project's initial objectives and how they relate to the company's overall strategy.
- Participating in the drafting of specifications with the project team, in particular the R&D, quality and methods teams.
- Define project objectives precisely and translate them into purchasing objectives: budget, costs, quality, deadlines, quantities, etc.
- Together with the project team, to draw up a precise schedule for each member of the team in line with the project's requirements.
- Working with the industrial purchasing teams, draw up the consultation and supplier selection schedule.
- Identify all the suppliers and service providers likely to meet the specific needs of the project: raw materials, processed products, services or intellectual services, production lines, etc. and carry out precise comparisons of suppliers (benchmarking, competitive tendering) according to various key variables: technicality and quality performance, understanding of the need, production capacity, assessment of economic and geographical risks, etc.
- With the help of the project team, choose the service providers and suppliers best suited to the project's objectives.
Negotiation and contracting
- Negotiate contractual terms with selected suppliers and/or service providers: quality targets, prices, compliance with schedules, etc.
- Drawing up, or having drawn up by the legal department, contracts specifying the qualitative and quantitative targets to be met by suppliers.
Project and supplier monitoring
- Ensuring compliance with contractual requirements (on the supplier side): quality monitoring and auditing, meeting deadlines, etc. and intervening in the event of disputes
- Monitor the Purchasing budget realisation rate (committed budget/total budget) and analyse it in relation to project progress
With 5 years' higher education in Purchasing Management or equivalent or an engineering degree (mechanical engineering, mechatronics, etc.), you have at least 5 years' experience as a project buyer (multidisciplinary system development project with a focus on mechanical engineering).
The qualifications below are not a prerequisite, but if you have a technical background (BAC +3 in mechanics) and have had a successful career in Project Purchasing, your application will be greatly appreciated.
You are fluent in professional English, dynamic, adaptable and stress-resistant, with excellent negotiating and analytical skills, and you enjoy working as part of a team.