Material Planner

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Date: 26-Jan-2023

Location: Vado Ligure, IT

Company: Alstom

Req ID:403821 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide.



Are you responsible? Motivated? Enthusiastic? Then you are the right person to join us as a Material Planner in Vado Ligure


Purpose of the Job


As a Material Planner you will:

  • Manage his Supplier's portfolio (Internal and/or External suppliers) for ensuring goods delivery at right time, quantity and place based on Alstom needs.
  • Express delivery needs to suppliers and contribute to governance of the Supplier's delivery performances.  
  • Drive action plan for performance improvement & contribute to risk management.
  • Collaborate with the Procurement team to ensure the contractual agreements are reflected in the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system.


Main responsibilities:



  • Express delivery needs to Suppliers using the dedicated tools
  • Follow up deliveries and ensure the availability of goods for Alstom projects
  • Monitor Supplier's performances KPI's
  • Participate/lead Supplier's performances improvement
  • Contribute with SC inputs for supplier selection
  • Contribute to the project SC objectives and targets by ensuring material planning and ERP settings are in line with these objectives.



Your responsibilities:



  • Internal suppliers: Manage Purchase Requisition until Material Planning documents creation
  • External suppliers: Follow up with Procurement the Purchase Requisition level maturity for launching Material Planning documents
  • Ensure and update the accuracy of material planning master data (in compliance with stock and logistic constraints)
  • Create the Material Planning documents (Call-off, Schedule Agreement) & respective Source List and Quota Management
  • Communicate the Material Planning documents to Suppliers and follow Suppliers confirmation
  • Analyze Suppliers confirmations vs. Alstom needs and evaluate the risk/impact anticipation on production/projects
  • Identify priorities associated with risk/impact anticipation and set up recovery actions
  • Organize and maintain regular reviews with Suppliers in order to check the status of deliveries and their delivery performances
  • Analyze and manage MRP exception messages and anticipate supply problems (backlogs, shortages, no demand…).
  • Maintain delivery dates in ERP
  • Track missing parts until stock availability
  • Ensure non-conformities replacement through NCR process 
  • Resolve Goods Receipts issues with the applied means of communication (overstock, shortage, damage, documentation, quantity mismatch, Invoices, etc.)
  • Analyze and share deliveries performances KPI's with different stakeholders (Internal & External)
  • Collaborate with Material Planning Management/SDPM to validate worst Suppliers and define appropriate action plan 
  • Contribute (when involved) to Supplier Capacity Assessment
  • Contribute (when involved) to Supplier's Light Capability Assessment (LSCA) 
  • Contribute to new business risk assessments and mitigation action plan


Your profile :


  • Preferred Graduated from Higher Education in Business Administration or Engineering or Supply Chain.
  • Experience with ERPs, Supply Chain concepts, processes continuous improvement,
  • Italian mother tongue
  • English.
  • German is a plus
  • Office package
  • SAP experience desirable


Competencies & Skills

  • Materials requirements planning
  • Supplier Delivery Performance Management
  • Inventory management & Material Planning techniques
  • Industrial scheduling
  • Transport & Distribution
  • Supply Chain information systems
  • Data analytics
  • Procurement
  • Project Management Basics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Agility
  • Collaboration
  • Team work
  • Problem solving
  • Autonomy
  • Office package
  • Availability to travel in Italy and abroad for short periods of time





Why Alstom?



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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You actively identify issues and risks and develop correction plans

You are a problem solver

You act process minded, data-driven and fact based



You accept differences

You excel in collaboration and


You actively support inclusion



Safety first

You are all responsible to make it happen

You adhere to the highest ethics and compliance rules


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