PLM Lead Architect

Date: 13-Jun-2019

Location: Saint-Ouen, France

Company: Alstom

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of now and the future. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses, autonomous subways, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of 34 500 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  
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Reporting to the IS&T Engineering Solutions Director, you will own the strategy and architecture for the portfolio of Alstom PLM business solutions supporting Engineering business processes.


  • Define and maintain long-term solutions roadmap and strategy (3+ years), aligning:
    • business strategic stakes, vision & value,
    • solutions architecture & urbanization,
    • vendor roadmaps,
    • global capabilities, capacities and budgets/investment priorities,
    • IS&T operating models (delivery & support),
    • obsolescence management of all IS&T layers,
    • compatibility with technical & security patterns, and continuous alignment with IS&T Infrastructure & Security roadmap
  • Proactively anticipate solutions evolutions to serve or even provoke Alstom business transformation, by continuous and regular internal & external benchmarks, and market watch
  • Decline 3+ years strategy & roadmap into 1 year rolling portfolio of project, working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders: Business, IS&T Demand Management (Business Partners), IS&T Finance Control, Sourcing and PMO.
  • Conduct pre-studies, deliver High Level Designs and support execution of IS&T projects
  • Support operations teams with regards to critical incidents
  • Enlight top management awareness on IS&T solutions risks & opportunities at company level, to orientate and anticipate tactical and strategic investments.



Major Challenges for the next years, on this scope will be multiple, and structuring for Alstom:

  • PLM transformation program,
  • Digital transformation for Engineering processes
  • Solutions & processes post Merger & Acquisitions convergence,
  • Enable agility in Core Model, while ensuring robustness of the platforms and supported processes,
  • Open platforms to extended entreprise, with security by design and default,
  • Bring adoption to next level by enhancing user responsiveness, mobility, ATAWAD




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

  • Graduated with an engineering degree, preferably in Information Technology, you have more than 10 years of experience in PLM solutions, on various roles (business/functional architecture, project management, core models definition, solution deployments, technical projects
  • You have a solid knowledge on Engineering business processes, from industrial companies designing and manufacturing complex products mixing mechanical, electrical, software, …
  • You have worked for global companies either as a service provider or as a customer, ideally both roles
  • You have experiences on user centric design methodologies (design thinking…), and on agile methodologies
  • You have worked on Dassault Systemes solutions – ideally on DS 3DEXPERIENCE plate-form
  • You demonstrate good communication, efficiency and ability to execute. You are result oriented and show intellectual curiosity and creativity.
  • You have a very strong leadership, and are business value oriented
  • Fluent in English, you are eager to work with autonomy in an international environment and to face the challenges of the new Alstom

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is a lever to running a sustainable and successful business. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  


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