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Internship - Project & Export Finance

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Date: 25-Nov-2021

Location: Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, J, France

Company: Alstom

Req ID:138085 

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 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  

 

The Project & Export Finance Team, within the Treasury organization, in ALSTOM is looking for an intern for a 6 months internship, to assist the Project & Export Finance Managers. The variety of duties performed will be strongly linked to the day-to-day activity of the PEF department.

 

In close partnership with legal, fiscal & tender control support functions and ensuring compliance with Alstom policies, the intern will be asked to assist PEF Managers Region who interfere in 3 business levels:

 I - Business Development level

 II - Tender Phase Level

 III - Contract Implementation Phase level

 

The scope of the position will include but will not be limited to:

  • Assisting in assessing the financial risks arising from any bid to be submitted and to set-up a risk mitigation plan and associated costs throughout the life of the tender up to the coming into force of a contract
  • Structuring & delivering Project and Export Financing Offer
  • Providing negotiation support to sales and project teams at all stages of a contract (from business development to project execution)
  • Implementing or assistance to payment securities, credit insurance policies, Financing during contract execution
  • Establishing a company’s “customer finance” strategy by optimizing sources of funds and ECA support according to the industrial footprint and customers’ profiles
  • Building and maintain trusted relationships both inside and outside the organization

 

Furthermore, the internship position carries the possibility to interface with:

  • Export Credit Agencies
  • Brokers for Private Insurance coverage
  • International banks and financing institutions
  • Support Functions: Tender Control, Tax, Legal, Project Audit
  • Regional sales organization and Finance: Finance VP and Country FDs, Regional Treasurers, Business
  • Development, Customer Directors, Tender Leader, Bid Managers
  • Operations: Site controllers, Project Controllers, Bid managers
  • Funding & Treasury / Tax / Tender & Project Control / Bonds & Guarantees / Dealing Room

 

SKILLS AND EDUCATION

 

Essential

  • Preparing or holding post-graduate diploma in Finance or Business School
  • In addition to French & English (both mandatory), Spanish or German would be a plus
  • Previous field experience as an intern in a bank or a financial institution would be appreciated

 

Technical skills

The successful candidate holds or prepares a Master degree in Trade and MLT Finance and/or Sales

 

Behavior skills

  • Strong and conclusive education backgrounds
  • Commitment to undertake on and off the job training over the duration of the internship
  • Autonomy and team spirit
  • Quick learner
  • High degree of self-organization
  • Accountable, result-oriented, cooperative and team focus.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of management within the company as well as with outside stakeholders
  • Ability to handle technical inputs

 

POSITION LOCATION

ALSTOM Headquarter in Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, France

 

LENGTH

6 months 

 

STARTING DATE

April 1st 2022

 

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:​Internship/Apprenticeship​


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