Bid Cost Manager

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Date: 20-Nov-2022

Location: Saint-Bruno, QC, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:383044 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Alstom’s products portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, trams and e-buses to integrated systems, customized services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. With Bombardier Transportation joining Alstom on January 29, 2021, the new Group’s combined revenue amounted to €15.7 billion for the 12-month period ended March 31, 20201. Headquartered in France, Alstom is now present in 70 countries and employs 75,000 people. www.alstom.com

PURPOSE OF THE JOB :

  • To prepare, lead and manage all costing and pricing aspects of a tender within the tender team, with the support of Finance Tender Manager on all financial aspects (from Business Opportunity Review up to Tender Transfer Meeting)
  • To support Bid manager or Bid sub-system managers on target cost, cost consolidation and cost challenge per sub-system
  • To support the Project team on costing aspects until CPR1 (Critical Project Review n°1)
  • Only for RSC Project with high level of development or gaps: to support Project team on costing aspects

 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITES :

  • Prepare quick costing during pre-tendering phase, based on product cost database and return of experience from project execution
  • Support the Bid manager in the preparation of the IFQ (Instruction For Quotation), in accordance with pricing strategy
  • Define the cost structure for the bid according to RFP (terms and conditions, etc), sales requirements, etc
  • Define target cost per activities and/or sub system in coordination with Bid sub-system managers, matching with winning price and identified gaps versus Reference Solution
  • Lead cost estimation activities based on target cost approach with all participating units and métiers
  • Lead cost improvement actions to reach tender cost /target price using all competitiveness levers, and challenge the contributors
  • Lead a collaborative work with Finance Tender Manager to optimize Financial costs (bonds, financing, hedging, insurance, taxes, etc), and to improve overall competitiveness of the bid
  • Consolidate tender costs commitment and selling price as per financial rules and in the consolidation tool (Mercury/2.1/ or Ody.C)
  • Control the level of robustness of the costing (consistency between scope of work, costing received and planning), and use the Costing robustness assessment grid
  • Support proactively the Bid manager and the Finance Tender Manager during the tender validation process
  • Prepare the Costing package for TRM (Tender Review Meeting) (cost analysis/bridges, standard report, cash curve, etc), and support the tender leader on the preparation of the pricing sheet for the customer
  • Lead cost estimation activities, in coordination with Bid sub-system manager, for changes discussed with the customer during negotiation phase and update the cost commitment
  • Transfer tender costing data (with related assumptions) to Project (TTM / Tender Transfer Meeting) + variance analysis (from TRM/ Tender Review Meeting -->TTM/ Tender Transfer Meeting)
  • Support on demand the Project team on costing for variation orders

 

DESIRED PROFILE :

  • Engineering or business degree
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in cost management on projects or bids
  • Experience in railway, an asset
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, mandatory
  • Demonstrate strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Ability to engage effectively with stakeholders.
  • Be results-oriented and show ability to delivery milestones on-time
  • Fluent in French and English, mandatory

 

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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