Leadership Excellence and Development Program (LEAD)

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Date: 08-May-2022

Location: Grain Valley, MO, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:198901 

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.   

Role Summary:


Alstom has openings for its Leadership Excellence And Development (LEAD) program in our Warrensburg, MO and Grain Valley, MO locations. 


LEAD members have the opportunity to learn the entire state of-the-art methods of manufacturing, sourcing, and to be exposed to environment, health, and safety technical and business aspects within a business through structured course work and practical application. Coursework includes: Supply Chain Management, LEAN Manufacturing Operations, Environmental Health and Safety, Project Management, Negotiation Skills and Business Acumen (program to include coursework of sorts to be discussed/determined). Alstom's focus on process integration, from design through manufacturing, has been critical to meeting our customers' expectations. This program is designed to successfully integrate manufacturing with other key processes in Alstom. The experience gained during the rotational assignments positions Leadership Program members for accelerated career growth.


Members will experience four, six-month rotations throughout a two-year period.


Rotation examples include:

  • Manufacturing Shop Operations Supervisor (leading a manufacturing team in the production of products)
  • Sourcing/Materials (managing suppliers to improve product quality and negotiate price)
  • Technical (Lean Leader/ Manufacturing Engineering/Quality/Process Engineering) (improving efficiency of supply chain management through LEAN/cost reduction)
  • Environment, Health & Safety (EHS support to site operations, oversight of Alstom operations for work at Customer sites, and supporting EHS in a region or concentrating in a particular EHS media).



  • 4 year Engineering or Supply Chain/Manufacturing related degree
  • GPA greater than or equal to 3.0/4.0
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.


Desired Characteristics:

  • Green Belt Certification (preferred, but required by end of program)
  • Prior intern or research experience in engineering or manufacturing

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:​Graduate Job​

Job Segment: Supply, Supply Chain Manager, Project Manager, Supply Chain, Operations, Research, Technology