Production Planner

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Date: 17-Jun-2022

Location: Brugge, Belgium

Company: Alstom

Req ID:212085 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  

Production Planner (Bruges)

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, trams and e-buses to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide.

Your mission?

The purpose of this job is to schedule and control the daily operations on the production line, so that they are manufactured on time in accordance with the Production Schedule. This is a key support function for manufacturing. The key responsibilities are:


  • At project starting, initialize all line feeding flows
  • Check plan orders readiness to ensure work orders can be launch on time and analyze exception messages of the MRP
  • Convert Planned Orders (MPS) into Work Orders and launch them on time in production
  • Follow-up daily the progress of Work Orders
  • Ensure that priorities as planned in the MPS are clearly displayed and updated at shop floor level (visual management)
  • Alert the planning team/supply chain manager about issues impacting plan execution (missing parts, quality issues, production stoppage, technical data)
  • Analyze deviations with manufacturing, PME and Quality, and propose short term recovery actions in order to catch-up the committed plan
  • Provide the line-feeding priorities visibility to the logistics team in order to secure the production
  • Secure the internal production flows by monitoring production of sub-assemblies
  • Follow-up subcontracted operations and ensure their execution on time in collaboration with procurement/logistics/production
  • Collaborate with quality team in order to prioritize incoming inspection and quality issues priorities
  • Contribute to the footprint updates needs with Logistics methods
  • Manage the information workflow of work orders: job release, production time recording (COGI), material consumption and shipment process to customer for compo/sig sites (in collaboration with logistics and/or ERP team).
  • Follow-up customer deliveries complaints and assist with closing the NCR
  • Contribute to minimize the product throughput time and maintain optimum WIP
  • During project closure, participate to inventories to secure last manufacturing takt times
  • Respect EHS rules and involved in SOV (safety observation visits)


Your profile?

You speak and write fluently in Dutch and English (French is an advantage). You also have:

  • Technician education degree (Industrial Engineering, Logistics, Supply Chain)
  • Experience in production scheduling/sequencing or operational supply chain with relevant usage of ERP (ideally SAP) in a manufacturing environment
  • Good knowledge of MRP and Production Scheduling tools
  • Good knowledge of excel
  • Good level of data analysis and reporting
  • Basics on lean tools (5S)
  • Knowledgeable of industrial planning, logistics, inventory management, procurement
  • Good Communication and collaborative skills
  • Innovative, pro-active and positive


Why Alstom?

Alstom is the leading company in the railway sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose? 


Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law.



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.   



Job Type:​Experienced​

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