DACH Supply Chain Material Management

Datum: 24.06.2022

Standort: Kassel, Deutschland

Unternehmen: Alstom

As a pioneer of a low-carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions, as a sustainable basis for the transport of the future. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorails and streetcars to integrated systems, customized services, infrastructure, signaling and digital mobility solutions. When you join us, you become part of a social, responsible and innovative company with more than 70,000 employees worldwide working towards greener and smarter mobility.


This job is part of the Alstom DACH Region Supply Chain organization. The role supports all the Alstom Rolling Stock and Component Sites in the DACH Region.

The key missions of the Alstom DACH Supply Chain are:

  • To ensure operational performance supported by strong process adoption
  • To develop the Alstom Supply Chain to support the region’s growth
  • To lead Supply Chain function and competencies
  • To develop local team empowerment and cross-regional collaboration


Prupose of the job

  • Manage the Material Planning and Supplier Delivery Performance to optimize material availability whilst minimizing raw material inventory.
  • Define & drive the Region Material Management strategy, in alignment with the Global Supply Chain Strategy, on:
    • Process: Set up & deploy processes / standards
    • People: Develop Material Planners, SDPM’s (Supplier Delivery Performance Manager), PrSCL’s (Project Supply Chain Leader) and key user networks and enhance their competencies by providing training module & qualification path
    • Methods & Tools: Working with Global Supply Chain, identify best practices, develop and deploy standard operating model across the region.
  • Contribute to the key Global Supply Chain transformation initiatives to support competitiveness & agility (including Digital Supply Chain transformation and maintaining an awareness of external developments in other industries) within their perimeter.
  • Provide ops support to sites on supply chain stabilization or mobilization of emerging sites in Material Planning and Supplier delivery performance
  • Ensure sites are compliant to internal & external audits / certification within his perimeter –where there are findings or failings ensure robust action plans to resolve but also review any wider potential exposures across the region.
  • Continuously develop people and skills whilst optimizing headcount through the deployment of efficient processes



  • Define the Supply chain strategy for the Material Planning and Supplier Delivery Performance Management activities at regional level

Transformation & SC design

  • Working with the sites and Global SC team optimize the performance of GSI or current systems and ensure the successful deployment of new tools to drive reductions in raw material whilst reducing missing parts.
  • Working with the Industrial and Site SC define the material planning strategy and supplier logistics specification blueprint that should be employed at each stage of the project lifecycle for rolling stock. Deploy the strategy on new projects.
  • Benchmark site material planning operations identifying best practice and improvement opportunities. Work with the sites to deliver the improvement plans and utilise lean tools to simplify processes and reduce operational costs. Develop and deploy standard ways of working across the region. Support site planning and roll out on new projects.
  • Develop and provide standardized tools and methods for calculating resources and costs for Project Supply Chain management & material planning activities through the project lifecycle.

Performance management & ops support

  • Monitor consolidated region performance & facilitate regional and site performance reviews for his operational KPIs.
  • Hold regular reviews with sites on missing part levels and maintain an action plan to drive improvement. Provide input to the monthly business review.
  • Act as first level escalation for supplier performance issues and lead appropriate recovery actions including regular supplier reviews and/or face to face visits.


Competencies and skills

  • languages: English fluent, German desirable
  • Experiences
    • Material planning in a large complex manufacturing environment
    • experience in purchasing and demand planning
    • Management of suppliers and delivery performance
    • strategic thinker and performance improvement drive
    • able to drive transformation at international level
    • cross cultural interpersonla skills
    • ability to influence at all levels
    • good background on ERP & associated Supply Chain core model
    • availability to support sites within the region and travel as required




This position is regionally based, allowing for a free choice of work location from Alstom sites in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. A high percentage of home office is possible, but willingness to travel between sites is also required. 

Why Alstom?

Alstom is the leading company in the rail sector, solving exciting challenges for tomorrow's mobility. That's why we value curious and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility to make it smarter and more sustainable. Day by day, we continue to develop our agile, inclusive and responsible culture where our employees are given the opportunity to learn, grow and advance professionally - even across different functions and locations. Are you ready to join a global community of motivated people and embark on a challenging journey with tangible impact and concrete goals?

Alstom stands for equal opportunity as an employer. By creating an inclusive work environment where all employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, individual differences are valued and respected. All applicants are considered solely on the basis of their qualifications, regardless of color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.