Bid Manager (f/m)

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Date: 17 May 2024

Location: Katowice, PL

Company: Alstom

Req ID: 342116


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, 74,000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Could you be the full-time Bid Manager in Katowice we’re looking for?




Your future role

Take on a new challenge and apply your expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll report to Andrzej (Senior Bid Manager based in Katowice) and work alongside passionate, motivated and dedicated teammates.

You'll be responsible for overriding aim is to deliver an offer which meets the customer requirements, optimizing competitiveness while mitigating risks whilst adhering to the guidelines of Alstom Group. Day-to-day, you’ll work closely with the Business Development & Tendering Department - works together with the bid team you’ll find the optimal way to win the order whilst ensuring ability to execute within schedule, allocated budgets and scope to the required quality. You’ll also undertake leading major pursuits in the rail industry and understanding market’s channels to strengthen our team and having an ambition to build the next phase of our business.

You’ll specifically take care of customer relationship management as key to have substantial stakeholder management experience to develop strong relationship with both internal and external customers.


We’ll look to you for:


  • Managing the bid team: structures and organizes the Bid Team, runs all necessary meetings to ensure the Bid Strategy is understood by all stakeholders, manages the bid schedule, budget and progress, regular reporting to management, oversees the production of cost benchmarks and manages cost optimization phases
  • Ensuring bid cost optimizations all along the bid preparation
  • Transferring all materials and Bid phase knowledge to the project execution team, bringing the execution team up to speed on the project and ensuring adequate support from the bid team for the execution team during the execution phase launch process
  • Responsible for adequate communication with the other sub-teams and commercial/internal partners.


All about you

We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role:  


  • Degree in or passion for Engineering, Financial, Legal or Business Administration background or equivalent
  • Familiarity with in cross functional bids
  • Adaptability and a flair for time and task management and technical understanding of complex technical systems and products
  • Experience or understanding of conflict and crisis management
  • Being productive, collaborative and receptive
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • An entrepreneurial mindset
  • A proactive and resourceful approach
  • Desire to work collaboratively
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Adaptability and effective time management
  • Detail-oriented


Things you’ll enjoy

Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career. You’ll also:


  • Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines
  • Work with Business Development & Tendering Department
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues
  • Contribute to innovative projects
  • Utilise our multicultural environment
  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries
  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning
  • Progress towards Senior Bid Manager
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive social coverage (life, medical, sport card).


You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!





Important to note


As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 70+ countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.



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