Head of AIM & Continuous Improvement, India

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Date: 24-Jul-2021

Location: Bangalore, India

Company: Alstom


We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of now and the future. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses, autonomous subways, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of 36 300 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact. www.alstom.com


About Alstom in India

Alstom has established a strong presence in India. Currently, the company is executing metro projects in several Indian cities including Chennai, Kochi and Lucknow where it is supplying Rolling Stock manufactured out its state of the art facility at SriCity in Andhra Pradesh. In the Mainline space, Alstom is executing Signaling & Power Supply Systems for the 343 Km. section on World Bank funded Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor. Phase 1 in the construction of the new electric locomotive factory for manufacturing and supply of 800 units of 12000HP locomotives is also complete at Madhepura, Bihar while the depot at Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh is ready to commence operation. Alstom has set up an Engineering Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru, and this coupled with a strong manufacturing base as well as localized supply chains, is uniquely positioned to serve customers across the globe. Today, Alstom in India employs close to 3600 people and in line with Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ policy initiative, Alstom has been investing heavily in the country in producing world class rolling stock, components, design, research and development to not only serve the domestic market, but also rest of the world. www.alstom.com/ India


Central deployment teams, Management team, Industrial Sites, Project Managers, Quality team


Alstom India will undergo a major transformation over next few years.  On strategic & organizational front with implementation of AIM, PM2020, Integration of all operation activities of RS Sites under 1 umbrella,  with massive ramp up of our manufacturing sites over next 3 years (x3 in volume for RSC hours reaching 3 Million hours per year).

The role of India for Alstom  will represent 25% to 30% from Engineering to Manufacturing.

It’s therefore vital for the company to structure, deploy, monitor that transformation.

This role will encompass 3 major activities:

1. Defining, cascading the Alstom in Motion (AIM) strategy to all functions in RSC India through strong convention from the employees.

2. Will implement a full structured APSYS deployment for all RS&C activities, and ensure best practice sharing

3. Will lead simplification, improvement, of all transversal processes impacting the performance of Organization between Eng, Indus, Sourcing, Supply Chain.  The processes that are needed to be adapted / created for India specific organization and growth will have to be defined in collaboration with Central team.  Move from Métier silo to real cross functional team

For those three activities, with strong team of Experts & Black belt, he / she will build the strategic road map with the team through gap analysis, ensuring the deployment through proper governance, regular animation of strategic performance through exclusive KPIs and rendering relevant support to the stakeholders to be in line with their strategy.

This job is the right arm of MD position.  Failing in implementing quickly the transformation will put full RSC business at risk,  first not being able to execute our backlog ( 2 & 3 activity), and then not capturing new orders (Through fundamental & structural initiatives  of AIM transformation).  Impact in 100 of MEUROs.


Will report hierarchically to India Industrial Director.


  • Articulate the company’s mission, vision and strategy plan in a clear and concise way
  • Define road map to accomplish the AIM strategy with clear KPIs and periodic governance.
  • Create actionable goals that make it possible to turn that mission into tangible results.
  • Drive and ensure governance of strategic deployment across the company through 100% digitalization.
  • Periodic review with the management team articulating gaps to close towards defined AIM strategy (Startegy, organization, people, process & tools).
  • Animating different communities in the region & make the link with global team.
  • Communicate the company’s official stance on its mission to external sources and internally to all personnel.
  • Promotes and enables collaboration and information sharing between RS&C sites
  • Lead all RS&C Leaders toward continuous improvement mindset, aligning all functions toward the same goal
  • Monthly/weekly gap analysis on people structure & process.
  • Working with RS&C Site management team on strategic transformation based on the APSYS guidelines.
  • Support RSC functions in bringing quality consciousness through APSYS ways of working in all the deployment thereby bring RFT in DNA.
  • Drive cross functional team to streamline our key cross functional processes end to end (REX, P2P, RC management, NC management ….)
  • Liaison with Central Team for the process enhancements specific to India Organization



  • Master’s degree (technical/administrative)
  • Expert in Lean, Quality, Strategic deployment (management committee members, senior manager, Senior Project manager…)



  • Strong and exceptional creativity and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of management strategies and implementation of new processes.
  • Comfortable with public speaking and communicating both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability in multitasks with projects, data analysis, in coordination with the executive team
  • Must be willing to challenge the standard thinking with new ideas, new approaches, and new solutions
  • Strong decision-making skills and the determination to see projects through to the end
  • Excellent analytic skills
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, management, and collaboration
  • Must be self-driven and able to work independently.
  • Proactive management, rigor communication, experience in operational activities and results driven.
  • Data driven and courageous - Ability to manage teams in cross and multicultural relationships.
  • Collaboration and team working, critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Must have at least 10 years experience in Operations, APSYS, strategic planning, Driving Process in RS&C.
  • Language Skills: Proficient in English language
  • IT Skills: MS office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  we are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.  

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