Material Planning Officer

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Date: 29-Sep-2021

Location: Gothenberg, Sweden

Company: Alstom

Req ID:134381 

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 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  


If you’re ambitious, driven and team-spirited, this is your opportunity to build a career as a Material Planning Officer based at our site in Gothenberg, Sweden



  • Organize and be responsible for purchasing materials from suppliers and ensure delivery of the material on time.
  • Through well-planned and completed purchases, ensure a high level of service to production and / or end customers and at the same time contribute to improved costs, lead times and inventory optimization.



  • Create purchase orders in SAP and dispach in SAP and to counter-suppliers defined by Sourcing.
  • Ensure that materials are delivered on time.
  • Monitoring suppliers performance over QCD (Quality, Cost, Delivery) is a priority.
  • Monitor and proactively work to identify any future delivery problems and continuously update the rest of the SC organization on any future material shortages .
  • Be a support in the interface towards suppliers and Financially drive improvement points within the process.
  • Actively participate on a daily basis in solving any identified material deficiencies .
  • Monitor supplier performance OTIF and drive improvement measures based on OTIF.
  • Work with continuous improvement and actively pursue competence development in this area.
  • In the event of a delegation from Sourcing: Responsible for updating and maintaining supplier data in SAP .
  • In the event of a delegation from Sourcing: Negotiate agreements and terms with suppliers.
  • Perform tasks in accordance with orders from the immediate supervisor .




  • University education in purchasing / logistics or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations regarding purchasing
  • Language: Fluent Swedish, English, speech and writing
  • Experience of working with ERP systems (SAP merit)
  • Experience of purchasing and the purchasing process
  • IT skills and knowledge of the Office package, mainly Excel & Word
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Able to handle multiple issues / problems at the same time and have a sense of priority
  • Capable of building a good relationship with suppliers with regard to delivery in accordance with Alstom's regulations




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.



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.   



Job Type:​Experienced​

Job Segment: ERP, Supply, SAP, Logistics, Supply Chain, Technology, Operations