VIE - Human Resources Generalist

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Date: 3 Feb 2024

Location: Hornell, US

Company: Alstom

Req ID:417345 

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


Type of contract: Volontariat International en Entreprise (VIE)To know more about the VIE program, click here

Location: Hornell (NY, USA) 

Duration of the VIE: 18 months


As a VIE - HR Generalist at Alstom, your responsibilities will include:

  • Support of the local HR team in the integration process / know-how transfer
  • Creation and implementation of HR guidelines and ALSTOM group standards
  • Ensure that all policy and rules are followed according to the Delegation of Authority
  • Advice, support and influence management on all HR related issues, policies and processes
  • Deploy ALPS and assure sustainability of accuracy of data, and develop and use metrics to measure HR performances, including introducing tools at appropriate time with support from P&T
  • Support for the introduction of new HR tools
  • Deliver day to day operational support (People process, data accuracy, EHS policy)
  • Define and implement training / learning programs, and measure their efficiency
  • Support in the process of onboarding new employees
  • Facilitate the budget process for his/her scope and is accountable for his/her budget


Educational Requirements

  • University degree, majoring in human resources, psychology, business studies, social science or economy



  • 2 to 3 years HR experience in a similar industry/environment or at least 1 year within ALSTOM
  • Generalist HR management experience covering all areas of HR management practice
  • Influence and resilience within a matrix organization structure
  • Professional expertise in employment law issues, redundancies, payroll and employee relations
  • Fluent in the English language, written and spoke



  • Experiences in connection with the implementation of HR systems
  • Experience of HR operational aspects (Talent availability, Salary & Benefit, Legal/Compliance, Income Tax, Social Context)


Competencies & Skills

  • Organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills with transparency , Influencing and Persuasion skills
  • Business acumen, being able to understand company finances, resourcing and the ultimate aims of the business is important
  • Confident and at ease sharing opinions and expertise
  • Intercultural awareness
  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Able to handle conflict/ crucial conversation
  • Ability to make decisions/Sense of urgency
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook)
  • Ability to manage time effectively

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. 





Job Type:​VIE​

Job Segment: HR Generalist, HR, Payroll, Employee Relations, Human Resources, Finance

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