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Wabtec Corporation Electrical Commodity Manager in Turin, Italy

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at: http://www.WabtecCorp.com .

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Who will you be working with?

Reporting to the Commodity Leader - Electrical Components, you will work closely with suppliers and colleagues from different countries with the objective to drive the Global strategy across our Sites in the EMEA Region.

How will you make a difference?

As Commodity Manager – Electrical Components (f/h) , you will be responsible to identify and drive proactive strategies for the Global Electrical Components Commodity across all Wabtec Business Units with a clear focus on margin improvement, cash generation, supplier relationship management, dual source development, low cost country spend migration, cross functional project management, supplier delivery performance management and service part productivity.

What do we want to know about you?


  • +5 years experience in Purchasing or Project Sourcing

  • Experience in a globalized matrix industrial environment

Hard Skills:

  • Expertise on the commodity Electrical Components

  • Good proficiency with MS Excel

  • Fluent in English (other language is a plus)

  • Skilled multi-cultural negotiator

Soft Skills:

  • Written and oral communications skills

  • Independent and autonomous

  • Analytical and data-oriented

  • Proactive, goal-oriented and accountable

Frequent travel trip ( 30-50%)

What will your typical day look like?


  • Establishes / declines strategy for assigned commodity, incl. Make or Buy

  • Develops technical and regional / supplier market intelligence for his/her commodities

  • Is responsible for implementing the strategy through panel policy for assigned commodity

  • Builds / qualifies / develops / manages the regional supplier panel for assigned commodity, incl. rationalization of panel

  • Defines and deploys supplier risk assessments & sole, single, dual sourcing plans

  • Drives Supplier performance review

  • Defines raw material strategy


  • Manages relationship with his/her regional suppliers, be the key point of contact for regional suppliers

  • Drives and monitors the selection process of new suppliers


  • Builds budget, forecast, STRAP for assigned commodity

  • Monitors PPI savings on a monthly basis, drive action plans

RFQ (off cycle and serial life)

  • Manages RFQ, offer evaluation, negotiation & contracting: frame agreements, off cycle and serial life contracts

  • Optimizes PO payment terms and implement supplier RPA


  • Provides supplier vendor list to project buyers before RFQ

  • Is responsible for Contracting for suppliers that are new for the site

  • Contributes to final negotiations, ensuring leverage of scale effect across other ongoing projects

  • Validates supplier selection from project buyers, participate to Project Sourcing Committee


  • Drives sourcing competitiveness initiatives for existing / standard parts, e.g. technical savings with Engineering, RFQ benchmark

  • Is responsible for re-sourcing in serial life

  • Is responsible for contract amendments and renegotiations

  • Intervenes in major supplier issues escalated (after threshold to site sourcing specialist): COPQ / claims negotiations

Location: The role could be located at any EU countries where the Wabtec site is in place. The preferred locations: Italy (Piossasco), France (Gennevilliers, Tours, Amiens), Germany (Leipzig)

Kindly ask you apply with CV in English language.

Legal authorization to work in EU is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

Please note that we do not accept agency candidate submissions without a formalized agreement with Wabtec Talent Acquisition. If you are an agency/third party Recruiter and have not been engaged by Wabtec for this search, we do not owe you a fee if you submit a candidate to the applicant tracking system that is ultimately hired.


Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.