Obsolescence Management Manager

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Date: 22-May-2021

Location: charleroi, WHT, Belgium

Company: Alstom

Req ID:102033 

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.  


  • To develop and improve Alstom’s Obsolescence Management process for Products, Projects & Solutions  for Charleroi Site

  • To support Service Obsolescence Management activities



Reports directly to:

  • Services Engineering Manager
  • Obsolescence Engineer
  • Obsolescence Solutions Engineer


Network & Links 


Projects & Operations; RS, SIG & Service Product Units; P&I Platforms;  Service Support Units; Sourcing & Supply Chain; Obsolescence Management CCN; other CCN



Customer, Suppliers, Industry Special Interest Groups, Partners



Key Accountabilities

Obsolescence Management

  • Support to Define Alstom organisation for Obsolescence Management, and be Process correspondant for Obsolescence Management, ensuring that Alstom’s Obsolescence Management process is aligned with Alstom objectives, customer requirements and norms
  • Manage site Obsolescence team; set and manage budgets
  • Manage Reference Library for Obsolescence Management
  • Facilitate and support the development and maintenance of obsolescence management plans with Product Platforms , Projects and Fleet Centres of Excellence (Build & Service)
  • Review and validate obsolescence management plans
  • With Sourcing and Supply Chain, develop obsolescence management capability in Suppliers through use of Supplier Charter, Audits and Obsolescence Management Plans
  • Validate product structures and Bills of Material for obsolescence monitoring from Product Units (Design Authority), Suppliers and other sources such as Illustrated Parts Catalogue, and load in TOMSYS
  • Manage periodic project obsolescence reports including Performance Indicators
  • Facilitate supplier obsolescence review meetings


Expertise, Tool & System Development

  • Participate and promote   Obsolescence Management CCN (Core Competence Network)
  • Develop and deploy technical tools & systems to manage obsolescence
  • Ensure that future Alstom IS development takes account of obsolescence management needs
  • Share experience & knowledge of obsolescence management with others


Key Job Authorities and Dimensions:

  • Team Size: up to 10 people.
  • Budget responsibility:
  • Recruitment: up to manager level

Performance Measurement

  • Improvements to business processes – time and cost saving, better execution
  • Cost avoidance and cost saving in projects
  • Quality of support given to project, product and tender teams
  • Customer satisfaction


Educational Requirements


Engineering degree, or equivalent (recognised university degree)



Member of Engineering Institute, or equivalent




  • 5 years experience in technical role in rail or similar industry
  • experience in management role in rail or similar industry
  • Knowledge of rail vehicles & sub-systems
  • Knowledge of Information Systems including ERP and Product Data Management



  • Knowledge of electronic system design and industrialisation, preferably in rail or similar
  • Obsolescence Management knowledge


Competencies & Skills

  • Obsolescence Management (Alstom WCE)

  • Design & industrialisation of electronic equipment
  • IT: MS-Office (Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Word) essential; MS Access and Visio + SAP desirable
  • English & French language (minimum Level 2 if not mother tongue)
  • Collaboration & Teamwork – managing a local team
  • Continuous improvement – ability to innovate continuously and effectively
  • Organisation and planning – good time management and delivery
  • Communication skills – international, and with internal and external correspondents


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.   



Job Type:​Experienced​

Job Segment: Manager, ERP, Supply Chain Manager, Information Systems, Supply, Management, Technology, Operations