Procurement Project Manager (PPM)

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Date: 19-Jun-2022

Location: New Castle, DE, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:310161 

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.



  • Ensure to the Project Manager the proper contribution of procurement to the project stakes
  • Ensure to the Sub-System Manager the proper contribution of procurement to the sub-system stakes
  • Ensure that the Project contributes to the Platform procurement objectives



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
  • Define 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…).
  • Ensure the Project Procurement strategy is shared, understood, applied by the procurement teams and the SSM,
  • In collaboration with Legal Department, build and publish the specific legal requirements to be applied for the project (i.e. Project Specific agreement, RFQ letter, …), ensure good use and application by stakeholders (at Business Awards, contract validation, deviation validation, …)


Coordinate, consolidate and secure Sourcing 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,
  • Have a general vision of the Project’s / suppliers' progress, stakes and difficulties. Define and agree with Procurement and SSMs the corrective measures and ensure those are led,
  • Define proper processes and tools including reporting and ensure application on the whole project
  • Ensure Business Award decision compliancy with Project Procurement strategy and QCD requirements,
  • Follow 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,
  • Ensure 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 SAPR & RAPR including claim to suppliers.
  • Define improvement plans with respective Sub-System & Component teams - Follow-up the progress and ensure the progress is compliant with Project objectives
  • Co-Validates with Sub-System Manager each gap vs CPR0 (deviation sheet & bridge approval process)


Split of Work

According project size and/or complexity, PPM function could be handled by several PPMs for the Project. In such a case, every PPM has the same job function described above, a “leader” has to be identified in charge of the overall coordination and reporting to the head of the Project, and each PPM scope has to be defined. For instance, a PPM “development” may be in charge of all processes involved in the Design of new products within the development team, or a PPM may focus on “supplier localization”, or a split by products maybe organized.


Performance measurements:

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



  • Bachelors in Business or equivalent (engineering, project management…)
  • Mandatory :
    • Knowledge of Alstom Procurement processes
    • Already had similar experience within Alstom (RS or Services)
    • Interest in technical field
    • 10 years of experience (Project, Sourcing, Engineering, Quality…)
  • Competencies & Skills

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

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. 


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