Material Planning Officer Tier2

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Date: 17-Jan-2023

Location: West Mifflin

Company: Alstom

Req ID:332222 

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

Join us as Material Planning Officer Tier, and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role based in West Mifflin (PA), US.


Manage the adequacy between Demand (Firm & Forecast) and Resources (Manufacturing & Procurement) to reach customers QCD (Quality, Cost, Delivery) and projects timescales while optimising site resources (people, machines & cash).



  • Apply Industrial Planning Golden rules.
  • Apply EHS (Environment Health Safety) rules (Alstom Zero Deviation Plan) when moving in workshops
  • Manage demand (firm & forecast) in the Core Planning Tools and/or ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)


  • Capture the Demand
    • Consolidate and analyze the demand forecast (BoQs / BOMs (Business Opportunity Management) and forecast plan) from tender team, project team and S&OP (Sales & Operations Plan) demand plan
    • Check the consistency and completeness of the demand forecast and put in place corrective actions when needed
    • Inject the demand forecast into GSI (and / or Short-Term Monthly Demand Planning tool)
    • Contribute to the anticipation process (consolidate, check approval process consistency, perform netting when Sales Order is placed)
    • For firm demand, validate the adequacy between the need expressed by the project team and the product lead-time communicated by the supplier before registering the firm need into GSI (through Sales Order, Activity Network, Purchasing Info Record (PIR), etc.)
    • Guarantee that the data inside the ERP / Core Planning Tool are the latest update
  • Contribute to planning instances & monthly reporting
    • Collaborate to the quarterly S&OP:
      • Build the industrial planning for opportunities in coherency with inputs from tender team, project team, site strategic plan and firm projects already in the portfolio
      • Perform operations workload versus workforce analysis and analyze bottlenecks (site capacity)
      • Provide output to central S&OP team for global consolidation
    • Ensure that S&OP instance decisions are reflected as input into Sales Inventory and Operations Planning (SIOP)
    • Participate to the SIOP cycle by doing the appropriate simulations and propose feasible scenario to support decisions to be taken (with internal and/or external solution)
    • Ensure that SIOP instance decisions are reflected into MPS and/or Material Delivery Plan and cascade through the organization with appropriate communication to internal / external suppliers
    • Support the stakeholders (i.e. Product Manager, Obsolescence Manager & Catalogue Managers) in production volumes analysis / consolidation
    • Report the Work In Progress (WIP) and Finished goods (FG) for Hard Inventory (HI) consolidation in time
    • Report the Manufacturing Throughput and Production Performance KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) in time
    • Ensure that all KPIs are calculated according to the standard rules
  • Build and update the Master Production Schedule (Firm Demand only)
    • Build the production plan taken into account availability of Material, Men, Machine (3M approach)
    • Get the commitment on the hypothesis taken from all stakeholders
    • Resource Management:
      • Calculate manufacturing and testing workload inside the Planning Tool / ERP
      • Identify the quantity of resources (not nominatively) needed per workshop, metier, skills
      • Share results for monthly meeting
      • Manage resource with industrial team and HR
    • Bottleneck analysis:
      • Identify the bottlenecks as well as all other possible risks on the production plan
      • Alert Industrial Planning manager and PrPM / SSM of the projects involved each time maximum capacity is reached 
      • Propose scenario to secure and/or recover production plan (internal and/or external solution)
    • Daily monitoring:
      • Monitor production plan adherence
      • Analyze the root causes of delay of the production plan (using 5-Why method) and their impact (including on other projects in case of multi project line)
      • Participate to alignment meeting with industrial teams (Manufacturing / Testing / Supply Chain)
      • Contribute to escalation process in case of non-adherence
    • Guarantee that the data inside the ERP / Core Planning Tool are the latest update
    • Update industrial planning into the Planning Tool / ERP each time there is a change validated by all stakeholders
    • Update weekly the actual dates and communicate internally on the production plan status through a cockpit (tables, graphs, …)
    • Prepare and participate to site planning instances / meetings
    • In case of particular event (strike, pandemic, supplier crisis, etc.):
      • Evaluate impact by doing simulation to be validated in the appropriate instance
      • After decision is taken, update industrial planning into the Planning Tool / ERP
    • In case of validated major change, prepare communication pack for SCM (Supply Chain Management) and Procurement (to be send to internal and external suppliers)





  • Graduated from university or engineering school (Master’s degree)             
  • Experience in supply chain or in planning          
  • Knowledgeable of End-to-End vision for Industrial Planning process and process impact in ERP for procurement and manufacturing
  • Good knowledge of Core Planning Tool, ERP and Excel
  • Good level of English
  • Good Communication and collaborative skills
  • Innovative, pro-active and positive
  • Customer oriented
  • Sense of urgency
  • Autonomous
  • Able to make the synthesis of a critical issue

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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