Traction Product Manager

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Date: 12-Aug-2019

Location: Charleroi, WHT, Belgium

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 34 500 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.


In  Belgium, Alstom is active in the design and manufacture of equipment, electrical and electronic systems for rolling stock equipment and railway signalling. Alstom Belgium has developed two centers of excellence: one for auxiliary converters, traction systems & low voltage cabinets, and the second for signalling systems for main lines and ETCS (European Train Control System) / ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System).

Alstom Belgium also offers the operators its expertise in maintenance services and renovation. The Charleroi teams have a good knowledge and reputation in project management all over the world. With nearly 1000 employees, including 500 engineers, Alstom Belgium  is the largest rail production site in Belgium.



Ensure that the Traction and Auxiliary Sub-System standard products meet the needs of the concerned RS/Infra Platform(s) and market objectives.


Organisational Reporting

Direct report to Traction Platform Director

Functional manager of site Competitiveness manager

Functional manager of Traction & Aux technical managers


Key Network and links:

With PIOP RS Platforms

With Site tender teams (in support)

With Site engineering

With other Traction Product Managers on other sites


Specific responsibilities of the role: 

  • Propose product roadmap, prepare with support of Traction platform Product Approval Boards and Product Review Boards
  • Participate to innovation definition roadmap at site level
  • Insure QCD of R&D programs
  • Ref Solution QCD and improvement plans (with support of Site Competitiveness Manager)
  • Contribute to localization plan definition & implementation
  • Guarantee the maximum reuse of standard Alstom traction product for traction solutions answering platforms expectations
  • Pre-tendering and tenders support (with support of Site Competitiveness Manager)
  • Contribute to direct sale strategy definition & implementation wit Traction Platform
  • Define and manage site sustaining program and budget
  • Manage product obsolescence, evolutions and major developments (using engineering teams allocated for the purpose)
  • Manage “end of life” of products


    Accountabilities: Product management and development budget management


    Desired Skills & Experience: 

  • Education  : Engineering degree or Marketing or business school
  • Previous experience : Minimum of 5 years experience in similar industrial environment
  • Technical  Skills & Competencies :
    • A clear understanding of Impact organization and platforming is expected as week as a clear understanding of the rolling stock international market
    • Skills in traction system engineering or interested for
    • Skills in cost management or interested for
    • High skills in team management and communication
  • Language skills : Fluent in English

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is a lever to running a sustainable and successful business. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.



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