Project Sourcing manager

Wabtec Corporation

Suzhou, China


Position summary

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:

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.


  • Gather knowledge of the worldwide supply chain, market for related Commodity.

  • Qualitatively compare suppliers across different geographies, scale, and operational/ manufacturing complexity levels.

  • Identify potential hidden costs and weigh risks.

  • Participates in the supplier qualification process, which includes development and execution of documents, develop selection criteria and drive selection of suppliers in collaboration with cross-functional teams.

  • Support all outsourced product categories and work closely to investigate and further leverage supplier partners.

-Ensure deployment of standard tools, methodology and sourcing governance: Sourcing committee, supplier selection sheet, e-RFQ, standard BOM follow up…
-Define and allocated the required sourcing resources to projects
-Guarantee split of activities, roles and responsibilities according to Transit Sourcing guidelines

-Lead annual performance review of project buyers and site sourcing specialist, hire and train team according to Transit guidelines

-Guarantee supplier QCD performance in projects executed in his / her site

-Arbitrate on tenders, supporting PL Sourcing Leader: price to quotes vs. standard costs;

-Validate supplier selections done by project buyers

-Arbitrate sourcing decisions on contract margin improvement: R&O follow-up, resourcing in projects

-Participate in critical project reviews for the site;

-Guarantee supplier QCD performance for the site

  • Represent Sourcing in site governance and processes: QRQC, SnOP, inventory

-Manage Resourcing hot issues, quality issues – urging regional commodity team and / or regional SQ-  lead Site Supplier cross functional review

-Provide site inputs for commodity strategy and action plan

-Monitor Direct Material variances to inform finance and bid teams

-Participate in site audits (ISO Audits, Certifications)

-Contribute to site budget, KPI follow-up and monthly reporting

-Process price change request forms for Datamart modifications


  1. Bachelor degree, fluent English for both oral and written. German is a plus

  2. 8 years sourcing and procurement experience (sourcing and/or project sourcing) for a multi-national & industrial company, ideally with related Commodity industry knowledge and management experience.

3.Experience with Electronic component inclusive LED, LCD; mechanical parts sourcing

4.Proficiency in Microsoft Office Professional Suite & ERP tool (SAP is a plus)

Global business and financial acumen.

5.Team player.

6.Demonstrate strategic influence.

7.Skilled leader & negotiator , effective communication, able to manage short term and mid-term expectations

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.

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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.