Fuel cell Product Manager

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Date: 24-Sep-2021

Location: PARIS, France

Company: Alstom

Req ID:171843 

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 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  


  • Owner of the development Strategy of the for the Product range in responsibility
  • Ensure that product range in responsibility are available for sale and delivery within agreed performance, technical risk and cost that continually support the required growth, profitability and quality objectives of the Company.
  • Define, manage and develop the Products Roadmap for the complete product range in responsibility.
  • The Product Manager is owner and has responsibility for cost ownership of the products in his segment
  • Lead and coordinate the activities involving the Teams on sites to support the product roadmap (R&D, Sustaining and Competitiveness, support and implementation of the procurement and Industrial strategy), competition and market survey, feedback from the operations and Projects.
  • Follow and ensure the performances – including competitiveness - of the product at all phases from the development phase to the project execution and service operations.
  • In pre-tendering phase, confirm the Product Solution in cooperation with the Traction Team, support the tender, and participate to the tender validation.
  • Main interface of the RS Platform for the Products in responsibility.
  • Technical referent for fuel cell components and subsystems



Organisation structure (job belongs to)

RSC Components Platform / Compo Family:  Traction

Reports directly to:

Green traction Director


Other reporting to:



Network & Links


  • Compo Family Drives Team, Traction Product Managers, RS Platform Team and RS Engineering on Sites,
  • Traction  contributors on development Sites (Engineering, Industrial, Procurement, Finance, Bid and Costing, Finance, Quality, Project, Planning)
  • Procurement Commodity Managers
  • Innovation and research


  • Fuel cell subsystems suppliersFuel cell components suppliers
  • Academics
  • Certification body
  • Fuel cell key players



  • Coordinate the products roadmap in line with the defined targets at Component level for the products or segments in responsibility on every aspect (performances, competitiveness, engineering BCC, procurement and industrial BCC)
  • Ensure the competitiveness of product portfolio in terms of technology and costs
  • Ensure the validation and homologation of the product, and maintain it through the evolution the norms and standard regulations regarding their markets
  • Observe the market to identify portfolio/technology gaps and derive the right actions
  • Ensure a close link with the RS Platform to align product strategies for the Platform or segments in responsibility
  • Confirm the product definition for all tenders and application including the product variability and gaps including final tender validation
  • Support Project to keep the product strategy accordingly to tender definition in the starting phase
  • Manage, coordinate and maintain the collaboration within the teams involved on product development in development sites and support sites (engineering, industrial, procurement, tender and costing)
  • Manage and ensure that all product documentation and definition is up to date.
  • PAB &  PRB Management for new R&D programs
  • Owner of fuel cell components and subsystems design, validation and certification guidelines and promote their application across ALSTOM
  • Alstom representative in standard committees and academics for fuel cell components and subsystems 
  • Project support for fuel cell components and subsystems problem solving and risk management




Educational Requirements


  • Master of engineering or equivalent from Educational degree, completed with experience
  • Business fluent in English language


  • Specific educational degree in fuel cell design



  • Strong knowledge in Fuel cell components and subsystems  
  • Experience in Engineering or Sub-System management > 5 years
  • Specific knowledge in traction/vehicle design to understand the ‘big picture’


  • Global understanding of overall internal processes (Tenders, Projects, Engineering, Industrial, Supplier)
  • Knowledge on Traction  and  Motor design and technology
  • Knowledge of heavy duty standards and constraints

Competencies & Skills

  • Ability to work in multi-skills and multi-cultural context
  • Leader for its domain or experience in leading teams in matricial organization
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to convince, to be solution oriented, to challenge and to be challenged
  • Sense for coordination, good communication skills and team spirit
  • Readiness to travel
  • Fuel cell expertise

















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