Project Supply Chain Leader

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Date: 24 May 2024

Location: Burton On Trent, GB

Company: Alstom

Req ID: 449703

Location: Barton Under Needwood, Burton, Central Rivers (United Kingdom)

Appointment Basis: Permanent

Apply by: 14th of June 2024

Salary: Circa 50K + other benefits



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, 80,000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Alstom is the UK & Ireland’s leading supplier of new trains, train services, and signalling infrastructure projects. It has built just under 40% of the UK’s mainline train fleet, all the fleets currently in service with London Underground and Dublin’s LUAS.


It is building the UK’s biggest train programme in a generation – AVENTRA - for seven of the UK’s largest train operating companies, is ramping up to build the next generation of Greater Dublin’s commuter trains, DART+ as well as 54 HS2 high-speed trains in a Joint Venture. Alstom also supports 66% of the UK fleet through its Services business and is the UK’s leading CP6 signalling & infrastructure provider.


Employing 6,000 people across the UK and Ireland, we design, build and test trains at the UK’s largest end-to-end train manufacturing factory in Derby and operate major sites at Widnes, Crewe, Ilford and Plymouth, as well as 30 train services depots across the UK&I



Your future role

Take on a new challenge and apply your professional Supply Chain expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll report to Adrian Turley, Regional Electric and Deisel Project Supply Chain Manager, leading an highly motivated and experienced team.

You’ll lead the Team to ensure material availability for all requirements for the CL220/221 Fleets. Day-to-day, you’ll work closely with teams across the business, including Senior Management, Production and Engineering Teams. Being responsible for having the right part at the right place at the right time and much more.


You’ll specifically take care of the Material Planning, Warehousing and Material Availability activities, but also governance visibility and financial targets.


We’ll look to you for:

•          Critical material availability.

•          Lead the establishment and continued development of standard process implementation.

•          Develop and implement standard processes to Wimbledon Depot in line with the Platform.

•          Establish KPI’s for areas of standardisation.

•          Control of the project material spend & BTG.

•          Drive unplanned material costs down through engagement of the BT Functions and Suppliers

•          Material Cost Variance Analysis and reporting using the Material TAC model and associated KPI's and reports.

•          Manage the development & maintenance of an accurate SAP CBOM (standard format) to drive material forecasting, planning.

•          Optimise inventory levels ensuring availability.

•          Responsibility for the safe storage of materials and consumables for the Wimbledon Depot.

•          Implementation of logistics management processes to secure the supply base.

•          Ensure that Perpetual Inventory policies and procedures are in place and adhered to.

•          Adhere to the Platform warehousing strategy for the control of materials on sites and external facilities.

•          Develop appropriate KPIs to measure performance to drive culture and behaviour.

•          Support strategic locations to enable all fleets to be furnished with their requirements.

•          Establish and implement Bogie & Wheelset storage solution.

•          Employ principles of lineside materials and JIT delivery.

•          Establish KPI to monitor the management of Inventory settings and parameters.

•          Using the TAC analysis model ensure a clear and transparent governance process is in place to identify potential project over or underspends (PCP).

•          Ensure inventory targets are achieved.

•          Continuously build organisational capability using all available HR processes, procedures and tools including:

•          Selection and Recruitment, Performance Management, Development Plans, Talent Management, Succession Planning and Training.

•          Effective PMP delivery management.

•          Develop effective, quality interpersonal relationships with team members and Peers.


All about you


We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role: 


•          Expert in managing C-BoM’s

•          Expert understanding of how sub-functions are integral to the train maintenance value chain

•          Variance and Synergies between TSSSA & TSA

•          Change management skills

•          Knowledge of Warehousing & Logistics

•          Importance of Portfolio Projects in relation to UK wide

•          SAP, ERP, C-BoM

•          Plan Do Check Act

•          Maintenance Management System (Maximo)

•          Maximo Asset Management software

•          Asset Information Management System (AIMS)

•          Materials Analysis

•          Inventory Management

•          Warehousing and Stock Checking

•          Governance

•          Safety

•          Strong experience in relevant roles, managing complex projects

•          Successful track record reducing and controlling costs

•          Proven experience in business process reengineering through IS/IT and change programme

•          Negotiation & Leadership skills

•          CIPS Qualified

•          Microsoft office Products (Advance Level)

•          Proven Track Record of Logistics Management

•          People Management ILM or equivalent

•          Fluent English (negotiation level required)


Things you’ll enjoy


Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career.


You’ll also:

Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines


Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues

Contribute to innovative projects

Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries

Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning

Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive social coverage (life, medical, pension) 


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!



What we offer


We offer a highly competitive remuneration package, , 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday. Contributed healthcare, life assurance, an excellent company-contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your lifestyle.


Alstom is the leading company in the mobility 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?


Equal opportunity statement:

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. 




As a 'Disability Confident' employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

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