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Date: 18-Mar-2019

Location: Saint-Ouen établissement HQT, J, FR

Company: Alstom

The future of transportation is already here. 
Alstom, with recorded sales of 7.3 billion in the 2016/17 fiscal year, is the world leader in integrated transport systems and continues to push the boundaries of innovation & digital solutions for transportation systems and e-mobility.  We are at the forefront of providing sustainable modes of transport with the largest range of rail solutions in the market.  Headquartered in France, we are present in over 60 countries and today employ 32,800 people worldwide. 
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The Treasury Department has the responsibility to provide the funding and the liquidity for the Group to ensure that each and every legal entity of the Group has the adequate financial means. Corporate Treasury acts therefore as an internal bank and also supports the commercial teams to provide financing solutions to our customers.


Within the Treasury, the Bonds and Guarantees Department mission is to provide to the business all financial and technical support related to bonds & guarantees issued by the financial institutions (banks, insurers) and by Corporate entities (Parent Company Guarantees), to comply with the requisites of most of long term contracts in the railway business. It includes the bonding lines negotiation, the support to the business at tender stage and during the contract execution, the guarantees issuing process, the reporting to the management and the tool (process tool and database) administration.




Reporting to the Head of Bonds and Guarantees, the Bonds and Guarantees Manager is primarily responsible for:


  • Bonds & Guarantees issuance:
    • On a daily basis, processes and follows in the Bonds and Guarantees tool the issuance, amendments and the releases of the bank guarantees on behalf of Alstom Subsidiaries: controls of requests from the subsidiaries launched in the tool, interfaces with banks and follows up the issuances in due time,
    • Be the guardian of the rules: controls that processes and Corporate instructions are correctly implemented by the subsidiaries.


  • Bank fees management:
    • On a monthly & quarterly basis: controls, registers and pays the fees charged by the banks on the guarantees, calculates the monthly entries to be input by the accounting department, prepares the quarterly invoicing to the subsidiaries, prepares the transfer pricing files,


  • Management Reporting
    • Performs and identifies improvements to the management reports, develops new reports.


  • Bonds & Guarantees tool
    • Actively participates to the Bonds and Guarantees tool upgrading, is able to prepare specifications of future set up and proceed to the application tests
    • Performs controls and administration of the bonds & guarantees tool.


  • Finance community
    • Actively participates in developing the finance community and integration of new comers, particularly in the context of merger & acquisition.


  • Project Management
    • Depending on the profile of the applicant, may actively participate to the transformational Siemens-Alstom transaction for Bonds & Guarantees.



We are looking for a motivated professional with an experience in a Corporate role (treasury, controlling, accounting …), keen to develop his/her skills in the export and appealing field of Trade Finance.


To be considered for this role, the candidate needs to be able to demonstrate the following skills experience and attributes :     



  • Business school, Master degree level in Finance, Accounting …


Technical Competencies required for the role :

  • Experience in operating /driving processes (controlling, accounting, purchasing…) with several interfaces (internal/external)
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel, Interest and knowledge in Information Systems, databases , new technologies,
  • Knowledge in bonds & guarantees and/or Trade business and international contracts is a must to have
  • Working level in English and in French, spoken and written.


Behavioral Competencies

  • Rigorous and transparent, guardian of the rules
  • Good resistance to stress, ability to meet deadlines and manage priorities
  • Excellent communicator towards his/her team, the finance community (Project export Finance, Accounting …), the business partners (bid managers, project controllers) and the external stakeholders (banks, insurance companies)
  • Customer oriented
  • Willingness to work in an international environment.

Alstom is committed to create a diverse & international working environment,  that reflects the future of our industry, our clients and end-users.  As an employee, you will have a unique opportunity to continue to build your career and directly contribute to the expanding growth of the global transport industry

Job Type:​Experienced​

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