Project Procurement Controller

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Date: 23-Sep-2022

Location: Saint-Bruno, QC, CA

Company: Alstom

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Alstom’s products portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, trams and e-buses to integrated systems, customized services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. With Bombardier Transportation joining Alstom on January 29, 2021, the new Group’s combined revenue amounted to €15.7 billion for the 12-month period ended March 31, 20201. Headquartered in France, Alstom is now present in 70 countries and employs 75,000 people.



Bill of materials (BOM) Controlling, Bridge development, Saving/Risk Management

  • Ensure the correct and proper Manufacturing Bill of Materials financials validation to support the EAC (Estimate at Completion) of each project
  • Able to explain by root cause and line by line the gap of the mBOM
  • Ensure coherence between BOM used as validation base for Project EAC and Financials Actual + TO BE Engaged
  • Manage correctly Risk, Saving and Opportunities
  • Monthly Review of BOM evolutions by Sub-system/material category/Supplier
  • Maintain a proper database of Index for financials for Inflation Review
  • Ensure coherence between Budget/Forecast/Project figures
  • Be the reference point and business partner of the Project Procurement Manager/Project Finance Manager
  • Monthly Analysis of Actual Cost incurred and compare with the Forecast and analysing the Gaps.
  • Assist the Project Procurement Managers in forecasting the correct cost incurring and more importantly the timing of Cost incurred.
  • Co - ordination with Supply Chain department regularly to monitor the Cost progress.
  • Review the material Purchase Price Variance by Orders
  • Review the Material Rate variance: Supply Chain Consumption
  • Manage properly and own all the SAP/GSI relevant transaction
  • Be able to use Ody.C BI and QlikView BI
  • Monitor the Extra Cost of the project which are subject to claim and have regular meetings with the Claims Department to follow up.
  • Monitor & forecast revenue and gross margins arising from the project, setting control environment for the revenue and margin management.
  • Ensure a proper Procurement/Material Controls for the Project industrial Organization
  • Review and validate QCD performance vs commitment for WP to be delivered by PL and provide gap analysis (scope of change, performance variance, improper costing at tender stage…)
  • Provides transparency of financial elements consolidated in WP vs WP completion forecasts, ensure industrial and manufacturing risks are properly assessed and mitigation plans in place
  • Follow financial results of action plans for costs reduction
  • Identify cost saving opportunities and prevent and alert of any deviance vs budget and forecasts
  • Reforecast cost to completion as appropriate and recon ciliate budget figures
  • Follow up and control costs to completion
  • Follow work in progress versus targets and Check costs against objectives
  • Validates data accuracy and cost valuations (purchase costs, calculation, allocation of fixed or unabsorbed cost to projects
  • Propose actions to reduce costs (Cost Killing)
  • Review and validate at tender stage that costing, quality and delivery assumptions of WP’s are properly backed up and that commitment is obtained from the relevant operational managers.


Reporting and Coordination KPI

  • Provides all WP financial reporting and benchmark by products family: average cost, productivity, ratio, delivery on time ratio, CONQ evolution, Cost by Unit
  • Interface with Project Sourcing Manager manager on cost evolution in coordination with cost managers and project controller and challenges 
  • Works closely with Project controller, local accounting teams and central controlling teams.
  • Act as an interface with Operations especially Project Procurement manager and cost managers on follow up of cost evolution related to WP, cost reduction opportunities …
  • Alert of any cost drift and productivity deterioration


Financial Administration

  • Ensure that WP approval process is strictly compliant with Alstom Rule & RAMS
  • Respect and apply Alstom Tenders and projects processes and tools



  • Provide management with reliable financial data in order to assist in the decision-making.
  • Ad-hoc reporting on project.



  • Degree in finance or business management with financial qualification or may have engineering degree (with financial training).
  • Minimum 2/3 years of post-graduate experience in an industrial/manufacturing sector, in a controlling position 
  • Preferably first experience on Long Term Contract/Material Control/Industrial Controlling
  • English fluent, French an asset
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Advanced level in Excel


Competencies & Skills 

  • Ability to interpret business related data
  • Open to think out the box, to analyze industrial, manufacturing, sourcing procurement and all other business aspects
  • Well-developed communication skills and the ability to convince with presentations
  • Affinity to finance and numbers
  • Good analytical as well as problem-solving skills
  • Able to present to senior management teams;
  • Ability to listen, interpret, influence, negotiate, inspire and challenge are essential for this role



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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