Design For Operation Manager (f/m/d)

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Date: 14 Nov 2023

Location: Kassel, DE

Company: Alstom


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, 74,000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Could you be the full-time Design For Operation Manager in Kassel, Germany we’re looking for?


Your future role

Take on a new challenge and apply your technical expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll report to Thomas Rendler, Site MD, Kassel, and work alongside passionate, motivated and dedicated teammates.

You'll will ensure structured integration between product engineering (at both train and Subsystem-level) and manufacturing engineering to deliver a consistent product and process development. Day-to-day, you’ll work closely with teams across the business including Site Managing Director, project manufacturing engineers, industrial metiers, engineering department.


We’ll look to you for:

  • Define and ensure the implementation of applicable industrial requirements and standards
  • Contributing to the definition and implementation of industrial project objectives (e.g. method time)
  • Contribute to the detailed implementation of the project's make-or-buy strategy (e.g. primary parts)
  • Organise and coordinate co-engineering activities (e.g. Bill of Materials, analysis and optimisation of zones/assemblies) 
  • Support and participate in assembly reviews and related product and process developments 


All about you

We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role: 

  • Engineering or Master's degree level education, preferably in manufacturing, mechanical, electrical or supply chain disciplines
  • Several years of industrial operations experience, including project level experience
  • English and German fluent (level min. B2)
  • Extensive knowledge of concurrent engineering approaches + strong technical background encompassing both manufacturing and product development/management
  • Strong leadership skills; results-oriented thinking
  • Ability to foster communication between different stakeholders (product development, manufacturing engineering, industrial functions)
  • Negotiation skills, problem solving ability and efficient decision making in a complex environment
  • Ability to work across sites and functions in a multicultural environment
  • Team spirit and good communication skills


Things you’ll enjoy

Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career. You’ll also:

  • Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues
  • Contribute to innovative projects
  • Utilise our agile working environment
  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries
  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive social coverage (life, medical, pension) 


You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 70+ countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.

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