Material Planning Officer

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Date: 28-Jan-2023

Location: Plattsburgh, NY, US

Company: Alstom

Req ID:401546 


What if you could join a community, where dialogue, cooperation and teamwork are at the heart of business?


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 


Join us as Material Analyst, and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role based in Plattsburgh (NY), US.


You are responsible to pro-actively manage the material coverage and inventory to meet the defined objectives.


Your responsibilities will include:

Parts availability management

  • Set up MRP Master data set up (procurement and logistics view) into local ERP system
  • Communicate delivery needs
  • Monitor supplier deliveries and ensure availability of product to satisfy production needs
  • Expediting material in case of delay (BO management)
  • Managing the return of non-conforming material to the supplier and follow up the return
  • Monitor and communicate material coverage status, including external logistic providers
  • Escalating supply issues, in a timely manner, which require BT management support

Inventory Management

  • The initial setting and maintenance of accurate date of in ERP system like, reorder points, lead time etc. to ensure parts supply service levels are achieved
  • Managing towards suppliers, actions to minimize inventory level, in terms of Material In Store (MIS) and Coverage In Days (CID)
  • Reporting store inventory deviation
  • Contribute to s MIS reviews and identify opportunities for removing / reducing the level of obsolete /excess stock

Supplier Management

  • Analyzing and validating purchase requisition
  • Treating the purchase requisition in case of quantity change and update the S/A or PO
  • Placing repair purchase order
  • Placing purchase order for AVM material
  • Contribute to the monitoring of supplier performance utilizing delivery KPIs
  • Contribute to introduce changes in the supply base and proactively manage any potential impact on future supply
  • Managing and control delivery schedule
  • Check supplier usage of web portal
  • Resolving supplier related invoicing issues, where there are no commercial implications, e.g. quantity.
  • Escalation of performance and commercial issues
  • Contribute to the charge back process by gathering and reporting necessary information


As our ideal candidate:

  • You have Apprenticeship/Professional Training or Commercial/Administration studies with Bachelor degree
  • 2+ years experience in Procurement and Supply Chain
  • Intermediate knowledge of ERP techniques and supplier collaboration tools
  • Solid understanding of demand planning processes
  • Basic understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles
  • Basic procurement and production knowledge to work as interface between both functions within the supply chain
  • Solid analytical skills
  • Basic Financial Knowledge (Invoices, Cash Management, etc.)

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?  


Join Alstom and discover how we change the world!


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. 


Effective 29 January 2021, Alstom completed the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. This is a Bombardier Transportation Legal Entity Position - positions at Bombardier Transportation companies are all members of the Alstom Group.


Nearest Major Market: Plattsburgh

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