Project Supply Chain Manager

Alstom New Castle , DE 19721

Posted 4 months ago

Date: 28-Jun-2018

Location:New Castle, DE, US

Company: Alstom

The Railway industry today is characterized by both a strong and sustained growth across the world. The trends that drive this are well known: environmental challenges, population growth, urbanization and increasing demands for mobility.

With 6B of Sales and around 30,000 employees based in over 60 countries, Alstom develop & market the most complete range of systems, equipment and services offered today in the railway sector. Today we offer our customers solutions that feature a seamless blend of diverse technologies, ensuring optimal interfaces, along with flexible implementation and real synergy in innovation.

Job Title & Objective

Job Title

Project Supply Chain Manager, Services, Supply Chain


Assist in the innovation and deployment of the standard ways of working within the umbrella of Alstom's Logistics organizational structure, both Functionally and Operationally and to assure physical, informational and financial flows are aligned.

Therefore the aim is to define the optimized external (from suppliers to Alstom site, from Alstom site to customer) and internal (from warehouse to production space) material flows and finished goods flows.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Project Mobilization:

  • Ensure all the logistics conditions and costs are taken into account during any future Business Awards

  • Participate in monitoring the Part Maturity Follow Up (PMFU) list and alert Project Management in case of material that will miss deadlines or scheduled timelines.

  • Monitor Supply Chain related Key Performance Indicators (KPI's). Logistics Specifications and Dashboard: Sortie, BDIs, Purchase Requisition, Purchase Orders, forecasted missing parts.

  • Set up the Project Supply Chain metrics: spreadsheets or files to monitor the delivery of material supporting initial and serial build.

  • Ensure the Supply Chain financial requirements are taken into account at the Project initiation.

  • Capability Deployment

  • Master Spares List/Maintenance Plan

  • Special Tools/Driver Simulator/Trainscanner maintenance support

  • Industrial Strategy Localizing of Repairs and In service overhaul

Project Production/Execution:

  • Organize the Project Supply Chain team

  • Participate in the Change Control Board (CCB), ensure all logistics aspects are taken into account and with respect to effectiveness

  • Participate insourcing/resourcing meetings, ensuring coverage between old and new Suppliers

  • Define and publish action plans related to critical suppliers performance

  • Secure supplier commitments meet capacity demands and their possible reaction to increased production rates

  • Monitor Logistics related costs and expenses and propose cost reduction options to the Project Supply Chain Work Package

  • Identification of Risks & Opportunities with transparency to the Project(s)

  • Integration of the Acela Program to ensure supply chain activities for both NGHST and Acela are accommodated and executed effectively

Material Planning:

  • Plans, organizes, directs, and controls activities related to the material planning function including but not limited to:

  • Coordination and facilitation of forecast and demand planning reviews and entry into the ERP in alignment with NAM(North American) Services strategy while providing high performance to the Units, Sites and Projects for the assigned areas of responsibility.

  • Maintains, measures and improves inventory stratification objectives

  • Maintains, measures and improves target inventory turns and budgetary levels

  • Master Data Managements within the ERP

  • Placement of Purchase Requisitions: Accurate, timely and measurement of processing times.

  • Placement of Stock Transfer Orders: Responsible for the placement of and measures the execution of plant to plant stock transfers.

  • Comprehension of the "Plan" from a given customer, program, project or area of responsibility. Communicates the plan to the stakeholders. Reports on the status the "plan" to the Units, Sites and Projects for the assigned areas of responsibility.

  • Identifies and communicates any risks in achieving the "plan" to the stakeholders.

  • Assure MRP functionality is maintained and consistent.

  • Prepares and deploys procedures and work instructions related to the material planning function AS PER CENTRAL NAM STRATEGY.

Production/Repairs Control:

  • Plans, organizes, directs, and controls activities related to the production/repairs control function including but not limited to:

  • Master Production Schedule entry and maintenance

  • Work Order generation, scheduling, release and monitoring proper and timely closure

  • Missing parts management

  • Line Feeding

  • Consumption tracking and feedback to the Industrialization group


  • Plans, organizes, and monitors with site management activities related to the logistics function including but not limited to:

  • Functionally deploying standard WoW with the Warehouse teams assuring:

  • Proper storage and protections

  • Cycle Counting and Inventory Accuracy

  • Reinforcement of material movements within the ERP

  • Transportation Costs & Monitoring DBE/SBE commitments

Market and Business Understanding



Knowledge of Alstom


Knowledge of other functional areas within the organisation


Knowledge of the domestic environment


Knowledge of the international environment


Candidate Requirements

Educational Requirements

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience (Essential Functions)

  • Minimum 5+ years of Material, Production and/or Supply Chain Planning.

  • Three to five years related experience and/or training in a related field such as Purchasing, Sourcing, Logistics or other Supply Chain role.

  • Fluent in English.

  • Experience in SAP

  • Ability to negotiate

Working Conditions (Industrial/Environmental)

Norm: Office with occasional involvement into Warehousing areas.

Travel: 10% or less

Physical/Mental Requirements

Attachment A lists common physical/mental requirements use it to determine the physical requirements for this position. Then use this space to list the required physical/mental requirements.

Operational Know How (incl. Functional Know How)



Operational effectiveness/Accountability






Communication with Transparency


Please specify Functional Know-How below



Excel, Power Point & MS Office Applications


Strong understanding of P2P(Procure to Pay) Processes


Managerial Know How



Ability to make decisions/Sense of urgency




Motivating & inspiring


Continuously managing & developing people


Leading the way in EHS


Leadership Know How



Strategic Vision


Convincing & Influencing


Shaping & driving change


Risk Management


Alstom offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals. Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility. Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs. Our commitment is to you, the employee. Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking. Make the switch to a new track and join Alstom today!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Alstom is a drug-free workplace.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations). If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please contact Alstom's Recruiting Department at

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