Bid Manager, Interiors Development Center (CDS Interiors)

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Date: 03-Jun-2022

Location: Saint-Bruno, QC, Canada

Company: Alstom

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, trams, and e-buses to integrated systems, customized services, infrastructure, signaling 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.


Based in France, Alstom is now active in more than 70 Countries.  Its Headquarter for the Americas region is based in St-Bruno, in Quebec.  In Canada, more than 4,300 Employees support its activities, including 1,800 in Quebec.


Pursuing its strategy in matter of Interiors design development, Alstom is now deploying its Interiors Development Center (CDS) for the Americas Region in its St-Bruno, Canada Site, complementing the Sites of Bangalore, India and Valenciennes, France.  Each center has its own multidisciplinary Team of Expert Engineers, technicians, buyers, quality, industrial, Project Management, all specialized in Interiors domains.  Their mission is to develop the Interiors Products of the future and to execute the projects they are responsible for, from the Tenders and up to the delivery of materials to the assembly line.

Join us as Bid Manager, Interiors Development Center (CDS), and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role based in St-Bruno, Canada.


As Bid Manager of the new Interiors Development Site (CDS), you will be responsible for the preparation of the Tenders and for the management of  the commitments in terms of Quality, Cost and Time ( QCDP) for every bids  of the CDS Interiors.  You will deliver winning proposals, with a defined scope, accurate QCDP commitments, in a timely manner, and in line with Alstom strategy and within the defined CDS Interiors tender budget




  • During pre-tendering (when relevant):
    • Co-ordinate internal activities to identify and understand Customer's needs
    • Promote the Company and its product
    • Co-ordinate with the Project internal activities to influence Customer Specification
  • Ensure compliance with applicable Alstom rules & instructions (TEN-PRO-001, Code of Ethics & Compliance, EHS, Railway Safety, Quality, PMM, etc.…)
  • Manage the CDS Interiors tender budget according to Tender Costs Authorization Process
  • Manage the CDS Interiors tender team (if applicable)
  • Agree with the Bid Manager, Platform(s) and sub-system strategy owner, on Interiors solution to be offered
    • Answer to the IFQ for the scope of the CDS Interiors
    • Manage interface with bid-level teams (in charge of architecture and integration) and other Bid Sub-System teams, proposing global optimizations as needed
    • Agree with the Bid Manager and Platform how gaps are addressed
    • Ensure opportunity watch to identify ideas/ technologies used on other projects/tenders, that may be interesting for the Interiors scope.
  • Manage Quality, Cost, Time (QCD) optimization and obtain clear commitments from different actors
    • Identify, analyze, and evaluate QCD gaps & manage the QCD review for the interiors scope
    • Define interfaces and allocate the cost targets between the different actors
    • Check and challenge contributor’s commitments
    • Consolidate commitments (supported by Bid Cost Manager)
    • Prepare risks & opportunities reviews and QCDT Reviews with CDS Interiors Mngt Team
  • Organize risks reviews and ensure the elaboration of mitigation plan
  • Prepare and maintain updated risk & savings registers,
  • Contribute & prepare the documentation necessary to submit to the Project team and Customer as required by Bid Manager
  • Keep records of all documentation produced for tender preparation (RFP, Q&A, Presentations, letters, contract …) and traceability until contract signature (Tender Logbook)

Contribute to REX through the Win-Loss Analysis in liaison with Tender Leader and Market Pricing & Strategy




  • You have a Bachelor or master’s degree (Mechanical Engineer, MBA…)
  • Strong technical background in the Railway Interiors domain
  • You are knowledgeable of ALSTOM way of working for efficient tender execution
  • You have successful experience on several sub system bids within Alstom Basic knowledge of offered products and systems
  • Sufficient knowledge of financial (rules to build consolidated costs, cash curve…), contractual and legal (obligations, penalties, …) aspects to be able to interface with internal relevant parties, and assess impacts on costing
  • High capability to manage efficient team working to produce the tender deliverables within a limited time period and under stressful conditions
  • High Communications skills, reporting capabilities
  • Sense of anticipation
  • Negotiation skills; Customer oriented

Alstom is the leading company in the railway 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?


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, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law.


Effective 29 January 2021, Alstom completed the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. This is a Bombardier Transportation Legal Entity Position - positions at Bombardier Transportation companies are all members of the Alstom Group.

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