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Product Family Planning & Performance Manager (m/f)

Date: Jan 8, 2019

Location: Mannheim, BW, DE

Product Family Planning & Performance Manager (m/f)-TCEC-DEMA01781323


At Bombardier Transportation, our trains and rail solutions move millions of people safely and reliably around the world, every single day. Join us, and you’ll be part of a global team, sharing knowledge, experience and ideas across countries and cultures, and boosting our reputation as a global leader in rail technology. Your work will have a truly human impact, connecting communities, cities and businesses, and helping people to get where they need to be. It’s all about progress.

If you’re ambitious, driven and team-spirited, this is your opportunity to build a career as a

About the role:

The Product Family Planning & Performance Manager supports the Product Family Core Team in all planning & performance related matters.

He/She establishes and updates the Product Roadmap, including leading the harmonisation and integration of related projects roadmap/plans (PSD, ROQ, RCS) and sub-schedules from all parties (engineering, other global functions) involved in the project. He/She regularly tracks and reports progress against the baseline roadmap and continuously monitors risks and opportunities as well as proactively develops scenarios, mitigation or back-up plans required. He/She supports the Product engine Core Team representatives in communicating schedule objectives or issues to stakeholders.

He/She produces the Product Family Dashboard ensuring appropriate KPI ownership within the Product Family Core Team.

He/She leads the establishment of the Product (& related projects) standardised WBS, the identification of deliverables and the monitoring of related Workpackages. He/She ensures that the WBS complies to the relevant standards so as to allow consistent progress & cost control across the Product engine.

He/she establishes / consolidates the resource planning and capacity assessment of the product family Team / organisation.

Key responsibilities

1. Functional duties to the Product Family Core Team

• Responsible for establishing and updating the Product Roadmap based on common objectives within the Product Family

• Responsible for monitoring and reporting on schedule progress and deviations within all parties involved in the Product Family

• Contribute to regular monitoring of critical path(s) to identify risks and opportunities and develop mitigation or recovery plans

• Responsible of the assessment and validation of the projects related DPS & sub-schedules

• Responsible of Product Family Capacity Planning

• Responsible for the Product Family WBS and reporting thereof (including inputs to cost controller)

• Responsible for dashboard update and related data collection from the product Family Core Team

2. Leadership duties within the Project Product Family Core Team

• Lead meetings related to Product Roadmap topics and provide recommendations to Product Family Core Team.

• Lead meetings related to Product Family capacity planning and provide recommendations to Product Family Core Team

• Lead meetings related to Product Family WBS and validate the WBS and any change thereto

• Lead Product Family dashboard review and provide recommendations to Product Family Core Team

• Ensure that the Risk & Opportunity Manager is regularly updated with possible threats or opportunity derived from present or future deviations to the Product Roadmap

• Ensure that schedule implications of changes dealt with the Product Family Configuration and Variability Manager are made visible and clear prior to decisions made on these changes

3. Specific responsibilities & Leadership duties to Global functions, PSD, ROQ & RCS

• Lead the multifunctional planning team involved in the product family and all related projects

• Validate the related project schedules and functional sub-schedules

• Validate the related projects WBS

4. Other responsibilities / leadership duties

• The role is mandated to make any internal contacts, and also external contacts, needed to perform the duties

• Responsible for communicating the Product Roadmap, and changes thereto, to all relevant parties involved in the Product Family

• Support the Project Family Manager in bid assessment and Gate review monitoring.

• Support on a case by case basis any discussions / negotiations with suppliers and customers related to Planning aspects.

• Sub-system / building blocs integration



• Engineering degree is an asset

Relevant experience required (i.e. directly linked to the requirements of the position/role)

• Typically minimum 8 years of experience in relevant role

• Knowledge of relevant software (Primavera, MS Project)

• Excellent knowledge of or certification in Project Management practices (eg PMBOK, Prince…)

• Has international experience

• Excellent knowledge and experience on complex projects planning & proven track record

• Excellent knowledge and experience in performance management (dashboard & KPIs)

• Good knowledge of project and cost control

Specialized or cross-functional knowledge / relevant experience required by the position/role

• Working experience either in Engineering, Project Management, Operations, Procurement, Bids, Sales, or Finance

About us

Bombardier Transportation is a global leader in rail technology, offering the broadest portfolio in the industry. We cover the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling, and provide complete transport systems, e-mobility technology and maintenance services. As an innovation driver we continuously break new ground in sustainable mobility, and our integrated solutions create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. And, headquartered in Berlin, Germany, we employ around 39,850 people, with products and services operating in over 60 countries.

Bombardier is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, National, or Local Laws.

Job: Production Planning
Primary Location: DE-BW-Mannheim
Organization: Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

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28.11.2018, 11:12:18 AM

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