Operations Leader

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Date: 10-May-2022

Location: Toulouse, 31, France

Company: Alstom

Req ID:210124 

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 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   


The Center of Excellence Electrical is responsible to develop electrical products (harnesses & Cubicles) from Detailed Design stage till the Serial Go. Within the Center of Excellence Electrical (CoEE), located in TOULOUSE, we are looking for an Operation Leader. 


Purpose of the job:

  • Implement smooth and efficient collaboration between his internal customers (Integrator Sites), Electrical CoE and Manufacturing Sites.

  • Be the manufacturing focal point in CoEE Project Core Team and provide support to Project Manager on all issues related to electrical products manufacturing

  • Ensure electrical products planning and follow-up, thus getting harnesses and cubicles produced on time and in conformance with the required configuration.

  • Respect CoE project planning milestones and WoW implementation

  • Escalate to Project Manager risks related to RC costs, delivery or configuration committed and propose the needed mitigation plans.

  • Contribute to the Return of Experience of each Project on his field and contribute to CoEE capitalization & process improvements

  • Promote CoEE way of working and accelerate understanding of electrical products development process


 Main Missions & Responsibilities:

  • Lead anticipated component supply, by communicating in early stage Long Lead Items list and by regular checks of procurement status with manufacturing site.

  • Secure manufacturing readiness by confirming critical elements are monitored (definition & availability of work stations/workflows/toolings …).

  • Lead discussion related to products delivery to Train fitting site (OEM & retrofit) and thus propose together with manufacturers the best achievable plans to ensure “right first time“ fitting.

  • Maintain up to date configuration vision of the products (applicable & applied configuration)

  • Provide a timely updated schedule status and progress reports highlighting gaps between actuals and commitments.

  • Participate product integration on train, working in close relation with project/site resources on customer site (support resources to integration on train or SubAssy) until serial GO.

  • Lead reactive problem-solving discussions related to products integration on fitting line.

  • Ensure on-time implementation of change requests and upgrade process at manufacturing site level in relation with the project until FAI or any other date if agreed otherwise.

  • Contribute to RC Cost targets achievement by tracking manufacturers “on the row” cost compilations

  • Ensure proper handover with serial players at Serial GO

  • Permanently think how to contribute to improve leadtime to develop products (continuous improvement approach



  • Engineering degree

  • 5 years of experience in Logistic/Methods/Manufacturing Engineering in a similar industry

  • English & French fluent



  • Industrial & Manufacturing background

  • Project scheduling processes & knowledge of different scheduling tools

  • Capable to anticipate issues and to be proactive

  • Ability to prioritize and to work effectively under pressure to meet the deadline

  • Able to work in an international, multi-sites and matrix organization structure

  • Background in electrical components, electrical products developments, wirings, …is a plus


Competencies & Skills  

  • Agility to juggle with schedules simulations, various scenarios, and changing project goals.

  • Be able to challenge sub-system team and highly proactive in proposing solutions.

  • Team spirit & Collaborative management

  • Rigorous, structured and sense of anticipation

  • Good Communications and interpersonal skills


Location :

  • Position based in Toulouse, FRANCE

  • Frequent travels to Harness / Cubicles manufacturing sites, intern & extern.



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.   


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