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Date: 11-Feb-2019


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

Cost Manager – IBS Costing

Purpose of the Job/Objective

- Create/Maintain Cost Library for products

- Set Cost targets / Create Continuous visibility of Train level cost for projects

Position in the Organisation

Organisation Reporting

Hierarchical Reporting: Design to Cost Metier Manager

Network & Links

Internal Interfaces: Commodity Managers, Commercial, Reference Library, Operations, Platform, Projects.


Performance Measurement

- Sets cost targets for Tender/projects

- Create right cost references for Tenders/Projects

- Create visibility of train level cost progress to stakeholders

- Maintain India Cost reference Library


Design to Cost actions within Tender/project:

  • Sets up right cost targets for Tender/project team at train level
  • Function based cost progress tracking
  • Create cost and finance simulations to support business case decisions
  • Challenges cost contributors to improve the cost of reference solutions (design

    simplifications, industrial schemes improvement, make or buy, LLCC)

  • Review Tender/Project target costs to validate with Production Cost Library
  • Reporting of cost progress with all Stakeholders
  • Builds Product cost commitment
  • Builds the Product cost Reference library base


Alstom Transport

Job Description

Job Specifications

Knowledge & Experience:

Candidates must have at least 10+ years of extensive experience in Product costing/Tracking

Recommended skills:

- Highly Technical to implement Function based product costing

- Demonstrated proficiency in value engineering principles as applied to products

- Ability to estimate NRC/tooling/Jig fixture costs

- Commercial acumen to challenge internal teams

- Proficient with office IT

- Highly numerate, literate and articulate

- Experience with product costing for projects

- Ability to motivate and challenge cross functional team to meet product target cost

- Strong interpersonal and communication skills

- Focused on delivery within tight deadlines

Why Work  for Us?  At Alstom we offer you the opportunity to unleash your potential and reinvent yourself. As a future employee, you will have a unique opportunity to drive our organization forward, while continuing to build your career and contribute to the expanding growth of the global railway industry.


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