Project Material Manager

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Date: 5 Jun 2024

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:453026 



At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.



Imagine playing a central role in reducing the carbon footprint of Canada’s busiest public transit system and doing so with a consistently ranked Top Employer with a global reach. As part of the ONxpress consortium, Alstom is proudly working to transform the collective mobility of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas (GTHA) through the On-Corridor Works project, and we are hiring for hundreds of roles. The GO Expansion scope: new electric locomotives, fleet upgrades, train control systems, network electrification, signalling, telecommunications and digital systems, maintenance, and much more.



  • Manage industrial scope assigned by the project ensuring that the products (Alstom generic products, project specific products, installation materials) - including notably documentation and certificates - are delivered to the project stakeholders (Installation, Engineering, Customer,etc.) according to project Quality, Cost, Delivery (QCD) commitments.
  • Coordinate, consolidate and secure QCD commitments within the Material Scope (Métier) in Project Execution. Transversally through the different work packages. Having end to end accountability regardless of if it is Make or Buy, or if it is generic and standard product or project specific, and regardless of if it is A class or C class material.



  • Contribute to tender phase, especially on Project Industrial Organization and Make or Buy Industrial scheme to take into account industrial constraints and requirements in order to optimize material flow, costs and minimize risks.
  • Get QCD commitment as built at tender phase in the respective Leading Unit and Participatin Units, secure the commitments are well understood by the Project, Industrial, Supply Chain and Procurement team.
  • Understand the Project Procurement Strategy to ensure it is fulfilled during execution and part of the Project Management Plan Ensure the Project Procurement strategy is shared, understood, applied by the procurement teams and the Sub-System Managers /Project Manager.
  • In collaboration with Regional Legal Department, build and publish the specific legal requirements to be applied for the project, ensure good use and application by stakeholders.
  • Organize launch meeting involving Project Management, Sub-System Managers if applicable.


Project Execution: for all material of project Product Breakdown Structure/Bill of Materials

  • Ensure the proper set-up of Project Industrialization process and manage the corresponding deliverables in QCD. Coordinates with Core Team, Support Functions and other Project Material Managers of Participating Units.
  • Apply Signalling Project Industrial Process.
  • On top of Industrialization Process maximize the usage of standardized product inside the project material delivery scope and industrialize the logistics flow to reduce end to end material lead time (from Supplier to Customer). 
  • Be proactive on Bill of Materials availability and associated obsolescence management plan (under Project responsibility). 
  • Drive the demand to Industrial Operations and deliver the Industrial QCD work package from all Signalling Regional Center involved, in liaison with other Industrial Operation teams who lead the execution of following tasks: supervision of material procurement, manufacturing & testing, logistic & shipment.
  • Guarantee that the level of stock on the project fits to the industrial strategy of the Regional Center/Operations, especially through consistent industrial planning update according to project context shipment. 
  • Supervise cash flow curve related to material orders and minimize the time the material remains in the warehouse. Support project closure to clean and close the Hard Inventory. 
  • Have a general vision of the Project’s / suppliers' progress, stakes, and difficulties. Define and agree with Procurement the capture or mitigation plans to be followed by Procurement.
  • For Generic Products, ensure the coordination with the Project Industrialization Manager and Supply Chain/Logistic teams based on remote/participating units (notably ensures transfer orders are released timely and consistently to Participating Units). 
  • For both generic and project specific products, consolidate requirements and supervises the preparation of Customer Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) work plan. 
  • Follow project particular conditions are correctly applied and respected (such as localization rate, financial conditions, etc.).
  • Define improvement plans with Project Manager /respective Sub-System if applicable & Component teams - Follow-up the progress and ensure the progress is compliant with Project objectives.
  • Co-Validates with Project Manager /Sub-System Manager each gap vs CPR0 (deviation sheet & bridge approval process).


Project Execution: for Project specific products (notably on-board cabinets, trackside shelters, etc.)

  • Check completeness and on time availability of the detailed design (under Project Engineering Manager responsibility). 
  • Define industrial scheme and related make or buy strategy. 
  • Coordinate and supervises the Industrial Operations that are in charge of the following tasks: supervision of material procurement, logistic & shipment. 
  • Ensure that necessary inputs data allowing respect of QCD commitment are consistently and timely made available by other project contributors (such as Bill of Materials, Bill of Quantity, requirements specification, etc.). In particular, monitor that development and Industrialization of new/modified generic Products (under Project Industrialisation Manager responsibility) used on the project is coherent with Project Industrial schedule and coordinates mitigation plan when needed. 
  • Ensure ePMFU (tool for Parts Maturity Follow-Up) deployment for the Project throughout each Sub-System if applicable & Component (together with the respective “métiers” contributing to populate it). Build a general overview for the Project Manager.
  • During project warranty, coordinate the implementation of any repairs and retrofit plan needed for Material part of the industrial work package. 


Performance measurements

  • Quality: DFQ / Project Industrial Review milestones following project schedule, Go FAI On-Time.
  • Cost: External & Internal material cost monitoring including cost reduction versus budget.
  • Cost: Project Hard Inventory. Cash in – cash out curve. 
  • Delivery: Go Order On-Time and on time material deliveries to the project, No Missing parts.



  • University Degree in Engineering or Supply Chain/Procurement
  • 3 to 8 years of experience in a similar role (Project, Sourcing, Engineering)
  • Good understanding of Industrial, Supply Chain and Logistics processes


Competencies & Skills

  • Product / system technical knowledge
  • Project Management knowledge
  • SAP working knowledge


You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 63  countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.


Job Type:​Experienced​

Job Segment: Supply Chain Manager, Logistics, Supply Chain, Project Manager, Procurement, Operations, Technology

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