VIE Deputy PPM

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Date: 08-Aug-2022

Location: Hornell, NY, United States

Company: Alstom

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


Alstom’s approach can be summarized in one word – “fluidity”.  Alstom is a global leader in passenger, freight and mining rail transportation, signalling, and infrastructure, and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies.  We are a global leader in the transportation sector, in the digital age. As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the transport sector. Alstom offers a complete range of solutions (from high-speed trains to metros, tramways and e-buses), passenger solutions, customised services (maintenance, modernisation), infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Alstom is a world leader in integrated transport systems. The company recorded sales of €8.1 billion and booked €12.1 billion of orders in the 2018/19 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 36,300 people. Visit to learn more about our business.



Job Title (Job Code):         Deputy Procurement Project Manager (Deputy PPM)



  • Support PPM on ensuring to the Project Manager the proper contribution of procurement to the project stakes.
  • Support PPM on ensuring to the Sub-System Manager the proper contribution of procurement to the sub-system stakes



Organisation structure (job belongs to..)

All Regions -Product Lines  Site procurement organizations

Project Core team


Reports directly to:

Site Procurement Manager/Director


Other reporting to:

Project Manager / Director

Procurement Project Manager Leader (if applies)


Direct reports:

Buyers: functional report

PPMs acc. Project size & Organization

Network & Links Position title of connected positions / functional report


  • Procurement local/central team,
  • Project core team
  • SPDs of the involved sites
  • SSMs and respective teams



  • N/A




Describe here main information such as accountabilities, authorities, performance measurements …etc.

Help Define and implement the Project Procurement Strategy in full respect of QCD commitments

  • At project start, get QCD Procurement Commitment as built at tender phase in the respective LU and PUs, secure the commitments are well understood by the SSMs & Procurement Teams
  • Support Definition of the Project Procurement strategy with the PPLD, based on the Product Procurement strategy, into a Project Procurement Management Plan, approved by  Procurement stakeholders (Domain, Platform/Solution…).
  • Support PPM on ensuring the Project Procurement strategy is shared, understood, applied by the procurement teams and the SSM.



Support Coordination, consolidation and animation of Procurement activities, performance & efficiency on whole project

  • Manage buyers working on the project for a proper contribution to the project QCD (functional report)
  • Organize Procurement launch meeting involving PM, SSMs, Procurement,
  • Support PPM on ensuring Business Award decision compliancy with Project Procurement strategy and QCD requirements,
  • Ensure that project particular conditions are correctly applied and respected (such as localization rate, financial conditions…)
  • Escalate appropriately when and where required on procurement issues and risks impacting Project, always proposing corrective measures,
  • Ensure QCD performance of procurement is properly reported for each respective sub-system & component,
  • Support PPM on ensuring ePMFU deployment throughout each Sub-System & Component (together with the respective “métiers” / Subsystems contributing to populate it). Build a general overview for the PM.



Master the Material Work Package: costs, risks and ambition

  • Build the respective Sub-Systems Estimate at Completion and the project consolidation (all WPs), and is accountable for the overall Project Sourcing Savings & Risk management plans including claim to suppliers.
  • Helps define improvement plans with respective Sub-System & Component teams - Follows-up the progress and ensure the progress is compliant with Project objectives



Performance measurements:

  • Q : Project Go FAI On-Time
  • C : Cost reduction vs. Budget
  • D:  Go Order On-Time



Educational Requirements Describe the minimum educational requirement/level


  • MASTER in purchasing or equivalent (engineering, project management…)



Experience Describe the knowledge and experience required for this role

Mandatory: (according size, stakes, complexity of the Project)

  • Interest in technical field and project management
  • 3 years of experience (Project, Sourcing, Engineering, Quality…)



Competencies & Skills Describe the needed skills (technical & behavioral)

  • Ability to work in a matrix environment
  • Communication skills & Team spirit
  • Ability to challenge
  • Results oriented
  • Rigorous and structured
  • International mindset
  • Fluent in English

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.   


Alstom offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals. Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility.  Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the employee. Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking.  Make switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 


Alstom abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations).  If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please note this in our online application.


Successful applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment drug testing for unauthorized substances. Marijuana and medical marijuana are considered unauthorized substances. Additionally, upon date of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming identity and authorization to work in the United States.


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