Material Planning Coordination Manager (F/M/NB)

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Date: 22-Jan-2023

Location: Saint-Ouen, FR

Company: Alstom

Req ID:401181 

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.  


Purpose of the job:

  • Be the referent Global Expert of the One Alstom Materials Planning Processes
  • Create and Update the Materials Planning Handbook and supporting documents needed by the sites to perform the Materials Planning activities
  • Represent Materials Planning expectations and interests in all global cross-functional groups
  • Responsible for creating a strong culture of Materials Planning across all sites along with the Regional Supply Chain Director



Main responsibilities:

  • Define and update the core model for Materials Planning Process applicable across all Product Lines and Sites.
  • Align the Core Materials Planning Tools to the Materials Planning Process and drive engagement with the Process and Tools team.
  • Represent Materials Management team in all global cross-functional groups and provides the Materials Management view on the process
  • Helps build a talent pipeline of Materials Planners across all Alstom sites (with the support of Site Supply Chain Heads)
  • Be the Global SPOC for handling difficult suppliers and work with Global Commodity Managers to unblock situations



  • Create/Update Materials Planning Handbook, Guidelines & SOPs to reflect the core model and changes therein
  • Prepare Training Modules for New Materials Planners & develop Trainers in regions
  • Support Sites in implementing the core Materials Planning Processes
  • Works with the MM Tools & processes team to create solutions for Materials Planning Business Challenges
  • Reviews with the Sites/Cluster/Regions all Leading and Lagging Indicators of Materials Planning Processes and analyses trends for correction
  • Reports and provides improvement plan for all L1 & L2 KPIs to the leadership team every month


General scope

  • Apply APSYS (Alstom Production System) roadmap and Golden Rules
  • Respect Alstom EHS (Environment, Health & Safety) policy
  • Respect Alstom Ethics & Compliance codes



Main required competencies:


  • Graduated at least from Higher Education in Business Administration or Engineering or Supply Chain.
  • English



  • Supply Chain or Project Management certification
  • Working knowledge of French





  • At least 10 years’ experience in Supply Chain across 2 or more sites in Alstom (of which at least one as a Materials Planner)
  • Good hands-on exposure to GSI and ASCOT




  • Knowledgeable of Kinaxis MP
  • Knowledge of Industrial Engineering processes



Engineering processes:

Competencies & Skills

  • Materials Requirements Planning
  • Supplier Delivery Performance Management
  • Inventory management & Material Planning techniques
  • Supply Chain Information Systems
  • Industrial scheduling
  • Transport & Distribution
  • Procurement
  • Lean Management
  • Team Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Agility
  • Collaboration
  • Global Vision

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​

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