Material Planner

Apply now »

Date: 8 May 2024

Location: Brugge, BE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:448551 


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.



Your colleagues

As a Material Planner you will be working within the Benelux Supply Chain team consisting of 24 people, divided over 4 departments (Material Planning, Strategic Planning, Customer Service and Project Supply Chain Management) and operating from several locations (Rotterdam, Ridderkerk ,Utrecht, Bruges and Cluj Rumania). Together with 9 other colleagues you will be part of the Supply Chain Material planning team and interacting with Project managers, Engineering, warehouse, production, quality, sales, procurement and suppliers

Your future role
You will be responsible to manage a supplier's portfolio (Internal and/or External suppliers) by ensuring goods delivery for both service and project business at right time and place based on Alstom and customer needs. Besides you will express delivery needs to suppliers and contribute to governance of the Supplier's delivery performances, drive action plans for performance improvement and collaborate with the Procurement team to ensure the contractual agreements are reflected in the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system etc.


Tasks to perform
Follow up on Purchase Requisitions and Purchase Orders for both internal and external suppliers

  • Ensure and update the accuracy of material planning master data (in compliance with stock and logistic constraints)
  • Create the Material Planning documents (Call-off, Schedule Agreement) & respective Source List and Quota Management
  • Communicate the Material Planning documents to Suppliers and follow Suppliers confirmation
  • Analyze Suppliers confirmations vs. Alstom needs and evaluate the risk/impact anticipation on production/projects
  • Identify priorities associated with risk/impact anticipation and set up recovery actions
  • Organize and maintain regular reviews with Suppliers in order to check the status of deliveries and their delivery performances
  • Analyze and manage MRP exception messages and anticipate supply problems (backlogs, shortages, no demand…).
  • Maintain delivery dates in ERP
  • Track missing parts until stock availability
  • Ensure non-conformities replacement through NCR process
  • Resolve Goods Receipts issues with the applied means of communication (overstock, shortage, damage, documentation, quantity mismatch, Invoices, etc.)
  • Analyze and share deliveries performances KPI's with different stakeholders (Internal & External)
  • Collaborate with Material Planning Management/SDPM to validate worst Suppliers and define appropriate action plan


Skills required

  • 2-5 yr experience within material planning/expediting/inventory management/supply chain
  • Transportation and distribution
  • Process improvement/Problem solving skills
  • Basic project management
  • Data analystics
  • Experienced SAP level or equivalent ERP systems.
  • Good MS Office Excel level
  • Native Dutch and English language preferred
  • Self-starter, pro-active and good communication skills


You will have a diverse job within a dynamic environment. You will have the possibilities to improve your day to day way of working to improve the supply chain performance.

You will help making our world greener and safer in an innovative company that works with the newest techniques. Alstom is a worldwide operating company which gives you great opportunities to enrich knowledge via 74,000 colleagues and do visits to the different sites.


The Alstom University offers many possibilities to develop yourself with your job, career and as a person


Career opportunities

Since you are part of a large, international company within a growing industry, you have more than sufficient career and development opportunities.



Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signaling and digital mobility, Alstom offers its diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. 150,000 vehicles in commercial service worldwide attest to the company’s proven expertise in project management, innovation, design and technology. In 2021, the company was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, World and Europe, for the 11th consecutive time. Headquartered in France and present in 70 countries, Alstom employs more than 74,000 people.



You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 63  countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.



Job Type:​Experienced​

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Supply Chain Manager, ERP, Supply, Procurement, Operations, Technology

Apply now »