Overseas Transport Control Tower Vendor Manager (F/H/D)

Date: 25 juin 2022

Lieu: Valenciennes, 59, France

Entreprise: Alstom

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a full range of transport systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signaling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining an international community of more than 70,000 people who are dedicated to solving concrete mobility problems and carrying out international projects with a lasting local impact.


You manage the relationship and contract with key strategic provider(s) and you drive transformation initiatives :

  • Lead the governance established between Alstom and the transportation service provider
  • Maintain and sustain the Transportation performance scorecard both in terms of the quality of the services and costs
  • Supports strategic programs, projects and network studies for the Transportation organization to achieve AT operational objectives
  • Drive consistency in process, systems & data across AT Sites
  • Facilitates communication towards internal and external stakeholders


You maintain the Transportation Performance management system for the scope under your responsibility

  • Implement and maintain standard KPIs (on-time pickup and delivery, transport optimisation ratio, cost per kg per shipment…);
  • Understand reporting needs and design reports that provide stakeholders with accurate measurements of their business drivers
  • Design robust data collection system (from AT systems and/ or external parties); maintain data repository
  • Ensure timely and accurate update of performance dashboard and reports
  • Monitor cost performance vs Budget; identify cost drivers, analyse deviations and propose action plans
  • Contribute in design and continuous improvement of Transportation metrics

You play the role of vendor manager for critical Transportation service provider(s)

  • Be Vendor Manager for 3PLs for your scope: monitor purchase orders and compliance of invoices, run regular performance and quality reviews (monthly, quarterly, ad-hoc)
  • Be second escalation point for operational issues raised by Alstom Sites
  • Ensures that communication channels are in place for a smooth process between Alstom and the service provider(s)
  • Drive continuous improvements initiatives and network studies with control towers and transportation provider(s) in order to optimize shipments as well as containers utilisation
  • Support 3PL in the maintenance of Master Data and set up of the Transportation Management system (new suppliers, sites, lanes, …)
  • Run root cause analysis and corrective actions for any operational or system issues generating manual interventions in the transport management system
  • Monitor the business case and achievement of objectives

You drive consistency in process mapping, systems & data across Sites

  • Drive process analysis for harmonisation across sites and across functions (supply chain, indirect procurement, finance...)
  • Identify best practices with regards to performance and process efficiency
  • Support deployment of SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) across sites and monitor the compliance
  • Monitor 3PL compliance with established price grids, measure extra-charges and STR (Special Transport Requests)

You facilitate the continuous improvement and transformation of the Transportation organization

  • Analyse performance, identify opportunities for improvement and propose corrective actions or improvement plans
  • Run studies aimed at improving Alstom transportation performance, decreasing total cost and delivery lead times.
  • Identify opportunities for transportation consolidation, size associated savings
  • Support preparation of GSC Monthly Performance Review and Quarterly Business Reviews with 3PL partners.
  • Be a facilitator for Operational Excellence and Lean leadership applied in the domain of Transportation; occasionally lead Problem-solving or Kaizen events



  • Engineering degree / Business degree / University degree or similar in international transport or supply chain field
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in international environment
  • Validated experiences in logistics, 3PL management, import and export procedures
  • Good knowledge of customs regulations and procedures


  • Knowledge of modern principles for efficient transportation management and distribution control
  • SAP knowledge

Competencies & Skills

  • Leadership, initiative and decision minded
  • Team spirit approach and change management experience
  • Strong communication and presentation skills in fluent English
  • Strong ethics & high integrity


Our company's commitments are based on an agile, inclusive and responsible culture that offers people from all walks of life the opportunity to develop, learn and progress throughout their careers. We encourage our employees to achieve their full potential, while granting them the esteem and respect due to each individual.