Chief Operations Manager

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Date: 09-Jun-2022

Location: HORNELL NY, United States

Company: Alstom

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, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide 


The Chief Operations ensures the physical delivery of the train on quality, time and costs as well as the follow-up of both configuration and traceability. CO is based on the final assembly unit and shall: 
    Ensure the assembly line set up
    Coordinate Supply Chain, Industrialization, Production, Test & Commissioning for the train delivery site in relation with industrial quality
    Ensure Design for Operations (DfO) aspects are addressed in development phase
    Coordinate industrial sites including suppliers when needed


Key accountabilities: 
    Develop the Project Industrial Management Plan (IMP) in line with project objectives and other project plans
    Lead Construction & Installation Management Plan (CIMP) and CAPEX for Assembly line set-up
    Consolidate industrial staffing plans for assembly line & sub-systems with SSMs
    Lead Transfer of Technology (ToT) and ensure skillset development plan per ToT commitment
    Challenge SSMs for ensuring Design for Operation based on local requirements
    Ensure the readiness of industrial activities, means and deliverables to successfully pass the gate reviews
    Monitor, control and prepare sub-systems physical delivery for the final assembly line to maintain the alignment with the global industrial planning
    Manage the improvement action plan to achieve industrial QCD targets after the serial Go
    Be accountable for the proper implementation and full compliance with Code of Ethics, EHS and other Alstom policies and Customer requirements

Main activities: 

Lead and coordinate project operation activities and stakeholders from tender transfer to close-out including:
    Develop the Project Industrial Management Plan (IMP) including the Project Industrial Organization (PIO), Make or Buy strategy , industrial planning & reviews, list of deliverables, ToT management plan.
    Resources management: 
    Anticipate and ensure industrial operations team staffing,
    Escalate when project resources available do not match the project needs
    Manage activities related to industrial operations (industrialization & production line set-up, transfer of technology, supply chain, manufacturing, test and commissioning of the complete system) and ensure alignment with project objectives
    Proactively participate to the definition of project development logic and key milestones and contribute to project risks and opportunities management 
    Ensure industrial data correct set-up in ERP
    Actively contribute to the product x process concurrent engineering and ensure adequate handover between DME and PME
    Ensure that both logistics strategy and kitting strategy are defined in line with Supply Chain requirements and customer sites constraints 

    Leader of the CCB (Change and Configuration Board) to validate changes and date or rank of application, ensure early identification of industrial changes and risk/impact assessment to propose alternative scenario
    Manage the retrofit activities after changes related to engineering, industrialization, and manufacturing planning 
    Lead the problem-solving approach when technical or operational issues arise on delivery site
    Ensure compliance with Ref Lib and tender strategy on industrial related topics 
    Support the delivery of the first trains of series and ensure FAR/FMR/SMR are performed on time
    Perform lessons learned/ feedback on industrial activities and contribute to update the Industrial Ref Lib
    Manage its direct reports and ensure proper delegation when required 
    Arbitrate issues escalated at his level and escalate to the PM when required

Key Job Authorities and Dimensions: 
    Owner of the Train Industrial Delivery Work Package  

Performance measurements: 
    Achievement of project QCD commitments
    Resolution of operational and technical issues
    Train Industrial Delivery WP cost at completion
    FAR/FMR/SMR Go on time
    Gate Reviews Go on Time (as a project management core team member)
    On time delivery (project OTD)

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. 


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