Supply Chain Engineering Manager

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Date: 24 Sep 2023

Location: Saint-Ouen, FR

Company: Alstom

Req ID:420755 

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


Job Title (Job Code):        Site Supply Chain Engineering Manager (SC-LO-02_003)



  • Responsible of the site Supply Chain Engineering team.
  • Design, develop and put in place solutions to improve end-to-end logistic flows meeting QCDEHS (Quality Cost Delivery Environment and Health & Safety) targets in compliance with regional priorities (regarding material flow, storage, packaging, warehousing, transport, improvement of the raw material coverage and respect of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) rules).


Organization structure (job belongs to..)

  • Supply Chain / Logistic

Reports directly to:

  • Logistics Manager, Supply Chain Director

Other reporting to:


Direct reports

  • Supply Chain Engineer

Network & Links


  • Material planning, Project Supply Chain leader, Warehouse
  • Sourcing, Industrialization, Manufacturing, Engineering


  • Supplier, transport & Logistic partners,
  • Packaging subcontractors,



Main responsibilities:

  • Define the Supply Chain strategy using TCO approach to choose the most efficient material flow and packaging type and prepare the Project / Product Supply Chain Specifications on time.
  • Support the negotiation of the Project / Product Supply Chain Specifications with the Suppliers.
  • Implement, manage standard packaging solutions (purchase, design, prototype, validation, …) and monitor the budget follow-up.
  • Apply solutions to protect parts during all logistic operations (transport, unloading, storage, line feeding, …).
  • Save money & cash (calculate ROI Return On Investment, design standard packaging, reduce transport costs, …) and make business case to justify any investment (returnable packaging, …).
  • Collaborate with the Regional Supply Chain team to identify potential improvements in the whole value chain and capture the added value.
  • Improve efficiency in the warehouse (reduce work labor time).
  • Improve ergonomics at workstation (internal kitting trolley) and reduce waste packaging (zero unpacking).
  • Design internal logistic processes and ensure that the parameters in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) are correct (stock strategy, Activity Based Costing ABC classification, …).
  • Put in place actions to align physical flow and system flow to improve the stock accuracy in compliance with the standard process.


Operational activities:

  • Design packaging solutions (define flow, calculate batch size, optimize packaging costs, calculate ROI and logistic loop, realize business case returnable vs lost packaging, …).
  • Manage packaging at all levels from business award to maintenance including purchase order and budget monitoring.
  • Define warehouse layouts, its internal/external flows and storage policy (define C-class storage management, create & implement mirror area, put in place visual management, Kanban flow, First In First Out, First Expired First Out, lean management, …).
  • Participate to ABC classification and contribute to C-Class activity according to the standard rules in place.
  • Participate with Project Supply Chain Leader (PrSCL) to the different Procurement Gates Reviews.
  • Reduce logistic costs and make business case (optimize packaging & transport costs, analyze milk-run, calculate ROI realize business case returnable vs lost packaging, …).
  • Optimize the line feeding (design standard kitting trolley, warehouse & production line footprint and sequencing, …).
  • Work closely with Operations, material planning, warehouse, Procurement, manufacturing teams and ERP team.
  • Apply Environment Health & Safety requirements for logistic: packaging solutions / warehouse process optimization / waste reduction & management.





  • Manage Supply Chain Engineers and Technicians: provide a long-term vision to the team, set yearly objectives and targets, support and coach in achieving these targets and objectives, perform performance appraisals, reward and recognize merits, set and follow up team members development plans and induction program for newcomers.
  • Manage Supply Chain Engineers & aligned team members activities to the workload. To warn the Regional Supply Chain team if the workload is temporary too high.
  • Ensure site Supply Chain Engineers and Technicians follow ALSTOM logistic processes.



Educational Requirements


  • Graduated from Engineering school or equivalent
  • English (written and spoken)


  • Specialized in Supply Chain




  • Experience in an industrial environment
  • At least 2 years of experience in similar positions in Supply Chain


  • Knowledgeable of ERP SAP (WM and IM modules)
  • Team management

Competencies & Skills

  • Good communication, negotiation, leadership, and initiative skills
  • Strategic and methodical vision
  • Problem solving skills
  • An agile, inclusive, and responsible attitude
  • Priority & risk management


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?  


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. 





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