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Program Manager - IT4IT

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Date: 09-Jan-2019

Location: Bangalore, KA, IN

Company: Alstom

As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the transport sector. Alstom offers a complete range of solutions (from high-speed trains to metros, tramways and e-buses), passenger solutions, customised services (maintenance, modernisation), infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Alstom is a world leader in integrated transport systems. The company recorded sales of €7.3 billion and booked €10.0 billion of orders in the 2016/17 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 32,800 people. UNIFE report forecasts India's accessible market at 4B€ over 2016-18, with growth of 6.6%. Alstom has established a strong presence in India and is currently 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. Construction of the new electric locomotive factory for manufacturing and supply of 800 units of high horse power locomotives is also in full swing at Madhepura in Bihar. 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 3000 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. 


Alstom develops & markets 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. India is one of the most promising transport markets in Asia Pacific region. As per the latest UNIFE forecast, the accessible market in India alone is estimated at close to 4B€ over the 2016-2018 period, with a growth rate of 6.6%. Alstom, with its strong footprint in India, is well positioned to address both the urban as well as mainline railway markets. Alstom’s manufacturing footprint in India - SriCity in Andhra Pradesh, Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu and the upcoming facility at Madhepura in Bihar. This is coupled with an Engineering Centre of Excellence in Bangalore that works on projects for not only India, but the world. Alstom in India is executing metro projects in several Indian cities including Chennai, Kochi and Lucknow. In the mainline space, Alstom is executing a section of the World Bank funded Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor. The new Electric Locomotives that will be built at the upcoming Madhepura factory will be the most advanced in the Indian Railways fleet.


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Reporting to Director IT4IT, one will be in charge of managing all the Program Management activities coordinating with the Project Managers, Directors, Resource Managers and Partners




  • 13 + years related experience in Program Management with experience in SACM or IT4IT or Digital Programs (preferably)
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills are required as the Program Manager will work across multiple functions and will have regular exposure to senior management.
  • Advanced leadership and ability to provide day-to-day task direction to senior members of due diligence and integration teams.
  • Excellent Articulation Skills and Problem solving attitude
  • Detail oriented with good time management and organizational skills to meet critical deadlines.
  • Flexible with regard to changes in project requirements and shifting priorities.
  • Ability to rapidly and effectively adapt to changes. Exposure to SCRUM and Devops is prefreable
  • Ability to conduct effective team meetings.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications with emphasis on Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Exhibit a "can-do" attitude and be interested in learning all aspects of completing a transaction and helping to manage an acquisition target database.
  • PMP / PRINCE II/ITIL certification is a plus 




The IT4IT Program Manager will be accountable for:


  • Managing planning, issues and risks
  • Establishing Governance
  • Contribute to IT Digital Strategy and Roadmap
  • Conduct Project Reviews
  • Participate in Program Review Board
  • Transverse overview & influence on all IS&T teams
  • Anticipate program level slippage, risk and issues
  • Ensure project milestones readiness



Qualifications & Skills:



Preferably B.TECH/BE (Any stream)

PMP/Prince 2 Certified (Preferable)


Key skills:

  • Program management
  • Resource management
  • Project planning
  • Financial Reporting
  • Status Reporting
  • Quality Audits





  • To demonstrate good communication and organizational skills (ability to meet deadlines)
  • To be result oriented and show intellectual curiosity and creativity
  • To be Fluent in English, and eager to work with autonomy in an international environment and
    to face the challenges of the new Alstom





Significant experience in handling End to End Project Management with Risk Management, Financial Reporting, Stakeholder Management, Quality Audits


Experience in Project Management Tools like Planisware is preferable. Should be able to adapt to Tools and Methodology for Project Management


  • IT Skills: IT4IT, SACM, MPP, MS EXCEL, MS WORD and POWERPOINT, Sharepoint

Alstom is committed to create a diverse & international working environment,  that reflects the future of our industry, our clients and end-users.  As an employee, you will have a unique opportunity to continue to build your career and directly contribute to the expanding growth of the global transport industry

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