Project Materials Manager (PMM)

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Date: 16-Sep-2022

Location: Warrensburg, MO, US

Company: Alstom


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.   


Purpose of the job:

  • 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.
  • Manage industrial scope assigned by the DIS 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,) according to project QCD commitments.
  • One interface in the core Team meeting representing both Procurement function and Operations/Supply Chain function.
  • Ensure that the Project Execution is aligned to the Procurement Platform Objectives with regards material scope.

In this respect the person in charge complies with Ethics and Compliance policies


Activities of the Project industrial process 


At Tender phase, the PMM: 

  • 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.


At project start, the PMM:

  • Get QCD commitment as built at tender phase in the respective LU and PUs, 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 PM, SSMs if applicable.


Project Execution: for all material of project PBS/BoM, the PMM:

  • Ensure the proper set-up of Project Industrialization process and manage the corresponding deliverables in QCD. Leading Unit PMM coordinates with Core Team, Support Functions and other PMMs 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 one BoM 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 his/her 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 PIM 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…).
  • Build the Estimate at Completion for Project Manager /each Sub-Systems if applicable and the project consolidation; and is accountable for the overall Project SAPR & RAPR including claim.
  • 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 ...), the PMM: 

  • Check completeness and on time availability of the detailed design (under PrEM 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, products manufacturing and testing, logistic & shipment. 
  • Ensure that necessary inputs data allowing respect of QCD commitment are consistently and timely made available by other project contributors (such as BoM, BoQ, requirements specification, …). In particular monitor that development and Industrialization of new/modified generic Products (under PIM responsibility) used on the project is coherent with Project Industrial schedule and coordinates mitigation plan when needed. 
  • Ensure ePMFU 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: (OTD, QCD, Sales, PMC, Orders, Gross margin, etc.)

  • Quality: DFQ / Project Industrial Review milestones following project schedule
  • Estimate to Complete of Material Workpackage on Target
  • On Time Delivery of Materials to Project
  • Cost: Allocated work package cost monitoring and reporting to projects
  • Cost: Project Hard Inventory. Cash in – cash out curve



Educational requirements:



Bachelor’s degree and 3 years experience or a combination of education and 5 years relevant experience in Engineering, Business Administration, Project Management or other Related Field.  Masters and/or PMP preferred.  



  • Ability to work in a Matrix Environment
  • Operational effectiveness/Accountability
  • Communication skills & Team spirit
  • Ability to challenge, results oriented
  • Rigoruos and Structured
  • Costing
  • Strong On Time Delivery Focus
  • Financial Awareness
  • Good Scheduling and Supplier Management Knowledge
  • SAP Knowledge/Practical Use
  • International mindset and fluent in English



3+ years in related function - Project Management, Production, Sourcing, Engineering, Quality, or other related

Previous managerial Experience 




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