Sustainable Procurement Leader F/H

Wabtec Corporation

Gennevilliers, France


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.

As part of its purchasing transformation, the WABTEC group is looking for a new position Sustainable Procurement Leader F/H :

As a real LEADER for the Transit business scope, your main missions will be :

· Team:

To Create and animate team and stakeholders :

  • Structuring the Teamwork (MS teams, frequency, mission statement,)

  • Participating in the Transit Sustainability governance

  • Synchronising efforts with other functions to serve the product sustainability stewardship

  • Coordinating with Corporate sourcing

  • Supporting and training with pedagogy the Transit sourcing teams across the world

· Road Map:

To define & deploy the sustainable procurement vision / long term ambition & associated

Roadmap :

  • Being a creative force to support ambition raising on supply chain sustainability performance, at Transit or at Wabtec level

  • Developping a high-level long-term roadmap to decrease Scope 3 emissions related to Purchased goods and services that is in line with Transit customers’ needs and Wabtec sustainability strategy

  • Supporting the development and the implementation of business circularity in Transit from the supply chain perspective

· To manage sustainability and supplier panel :

  • Managing the roll-out of corporate supplier’s sustainability’s assessment tools across Transit suppliers)

  • Ensuring the integration of Sustainability (ESG) in the supplier due diligence process (pre-audit and audit, contractual documentation, contracts, ) that is aligned with legal and customer requirements, Co-develop supplier capacity-building material on sustainability and ensure adequate communication toward suppliers through the sourcing community

  • Developping and lead yearly supplier sustainability innovation programs

· To respond to the Product & Customer expectations, you will

  • Integrate the sourcing sustainability requirements & best practices into the product / Project process & customer requirements

  • Integrate product sustainability needs into every step of the Transit procurement process

  • Roll out a tool for the automatized collection of component environmental data from suppliers regarding Product LCA / carbon footprint:

  • Operationalize and follow up Transit Scope 3 emissions reduction roadmap on Category purchased

goods and services

  • Continuously benchmark and proactively replicate latest market sustainability trends

  • Be a champion of best practises duplication regarding sustainable procurement - Anticipate, report and ensure legal and customer compliance for sustainable procurement ·

· Regarding Networking / Communication, you will

- Be involved in external networks related to sustainable procurement

  • Contribute to external sustainability communication (prepared resources for suppliers and customers, etc..) and exceptional participation in customer meeting

  • Represent Wabtec (Transit) in key external networks (such as Railsponsible) & ensure alignment of Wabtec procurement practises with upcoming or established standards

· Training : In coordination with corporate, design & deploy training on Sustainable procurement to the sourcing community

Profile required :

  • Graduated from a Master’s degree in finance, economics or Engineering, Sustainability or professional experience equivalent, you have at least 5 years of experience within World Class and/or Demanding Discrete Industries (Automotive, Consumer Goods, Aeronautics…) ideally in transportation.
  • You have also a minimum of 2 years within Sustainable procurement functions
  • Your English is fluent. Another language knowledge (as German) could be a plus.
  • You are experienced in Sourcing, Supply Chain and Sustainability in procurement, with financial basic knowledge, working cross functional business team environment
  • You are able to lead, consolidate datas, influence and motivate teams/stakeholers
  • You have an international mind set working on overseas environment
  • You have good knowledge in Excel and Power Point
  • Knowledge or certification in carbon accounting (ISO 14069, GHG protocol, PAS etc…) and Knowledge or experience in company sustainability rating could be a plus
  • To have analytics skills, technical and sourcing expertise is a real advantage
  • You will have the occasion to travel punctually (~10/20%)

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.