Project Supply Chain Lead

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Date: 24-Nov-2022

Location: Coimbatore, TN, IN

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 36 300 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.


About Alstom in India

Alstom has established a strong presence in India. Currently, the company is 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. Phase 1 in the construction of the new electric locomotive factory for manufacturing and supply of 800 units of 12000HP locomotives is also complete at Madhepura, Bihar while the depot at Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh is ready to commence operation. 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 3600 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. India


Network and links :

INTERNAL :The PrSC interacts with  :

  • Interacts with all technical and procurement players involved in the project, industrialisation, PrSM, CM, buyers
  • Specific interaction with SDPM,PrSM to validate Supplier capacity and ensuring logistics specifications are signed before business awards
  • Supply chain Organization for logistics specifications, operational costs and inventory policy
  • SDL to manage suppliers development plans

EXTERNAL:The PrSC interacts with  

  • Suppliers top management and key logistics players


Over all Purpose of the Role:

  • Manage the interfaces between the Supply Chain and the project to guarantee the first deliveries of the parts purchased and secure supplier deliveries for serial and NPI production
  • Interface management with external Participate Units and commercial department
  • Ensure the integration of logistical needs and policy between ALSTOM Transport suppliers and chains (global logistics scheme and policy, MRP Parameters, logistics specifications, packaging and footprint)
  • Formalize in the capacity grid the supplier's capacity commitment according to the project planning need and identify the opportunities for technical increase of capacity
  • Identify critical suppliers and drive preventive action plans in partnership with PrSM
  • Guarantee the level of stock according to the objectives of the Supply Chain Department through the negotiation of the logistics plan (firm period, lot size).
  • Ensuring that logistical aspects are taken into account when defining products and when making changes (Change Management)
  • Lead the Supply Chain team of the project (Coordinator -SPC, forklift and Logistic Methods)
  • Ensure compliance with the initial Budget and limit expenditure on the Project's Supply Chain Package (For CJB- Budget is with SSM, To be discussed with CJB’s Supply Chain Manager)
  • Secure delivery plans especially during projects ramp-up or major planning changes
  • Manage sustainable suppliers capability improvements and improve their SC efficiency
  • Support SC organisation in case of critical deliveries issues at suppliers
  • Member of the SDL network and contribute to improve methods and ways of working

Responsibilities :  

  • Set and follow parts status in the PMFU tool (Product Maturity Follow Up)
  • Ensure SC milestones are correctly set to ensure FAI on time
  • Identify Suppliers for which capacity has to be monitored and follow action plans with SDL
  • Ensure that Business Awards are performed with logistics specifications in line with project objectives and SC targets in term of inventory and cash
  • Guarantee that orders to suppliers are placed on time and on quality
  • Provides visibility on the material coverage
  • Pilot SC activities in case of planning changes, significant engineering changes,resourcing or double sourcing
  • Assist the procurement team in managing priorities

  Required Skills:  

  • Ability to deal quickly and effectively with a variety of topics
  • Ability to summarize and focus on the critical issues
  • Coordination and Collaborative with CFT team
  • Effective communication
  • Results driven

Educational Requirements 

B E / B.Tech  Mechanical or Electrical



  • Ability to deal quickly and effectively with a variety of topics
  • Critical Thinking and problem Solving
  • Ability to summarize and focus on the critical issues
  • Cordination and collaboration with the teams
  • Effective communications - Oral/ Written
  • Professionalism/Work Ethic



  1. EHS IFR (SITE IFR Target )
  2. OTIF per supplier
  3. First parts shipments from suppliers according to project planning
  4. Inventory coverage measured in number of cars and week of consumption
  5. Total costs of acquisition (measured until the point of consumption)
  6. Project Obsolete stock at ECN and  project closure stages
  7. Scheduling (production and delivery of Supply Chain packaging) (MPS Accuracy)
  8. Missing Part rate on his project (missing Parts and forecasts) Info: Pre-serial – 1 % /Serial 0.3%
  9. Maintenance (Monitoring and controlling) of the Project Supply Chain Work Package


  • 8 to 12 years of Experience in Supply chain – Procurement / Projects
  • Language Skills: Proficient in English language, Tamil,Hindi
  • IT Skills: MS office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), SAP,APSYS




At Alstom we offer you the opportunity to unleash your potential and reinvent yourself. As a future employee, you will have a unique opportunity to drive our organization forward, while continuing to build your career and contribute to the expanding growth of the global railway industry.  More information about Alstom can be found at:

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