Tender Operations Manager

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Date: 28-May-2023

Location: Saint-Bruno, QC, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:409836 

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




The Tender Operations Manager is based in St Bruno and shall:

  • Clarify and formalize industrial assumptions including: Product Industrial Organization (PIO), Make or Buy, site construction, Transfer of Technology (ToT), staffing plans
  • Lead the train industrial delivery Work Package and manage Quality Cost and Delivery (QCD) including industrial costing Non Recuring Cost (NRC), Recuring Cost (RC), Capital Expenditure (CAPEX)
  • Animate & support industrial costing (NRC, RC, CAPEX) for sub-systems (CBC, EFD, LOB)
  • Prepare and review all QCD
  • Participate to cost reduction activities


The scope of this mandate is going to cover a large panel of products at the tender stage and the key responsibility of that position will be to compile, challenge, strenghten the industrial and operational costing in order to sucess and have the most competitive offers.


Key accountabilities:

  • Ensure costing assumption of industrial delivery WP are clearly formalized and considered (PIO, Make or Buy, CAPEX, Transfer of Technology, Site construction & installation, industrial staffing plan)
  • Lead Construction & Installation Management Plan SteerCo and CAPEX approval process for Assembly line set up
  • Consolidate Assembly line Staffing plan for production based on information from SSMs
  • Ensure consistency for recruitment plan for production with SSM
  • Lead Transfer of Technology (ToT) SteerCo and ensure skillset development plan per ToT commitment (when applicable)
  • Challenge SSMs for ensuring Design for Operation based on local requirements
  • Achieve targets given by Tender team
  • Lead QCD review for Train industrial delivery and ensure readiness of industrial part for sub-systems QCD reviews
  • Ensure clear communication with Region, métiers (Industrial, engineering, sourcing) & platform
  • Ensure alignment on platform strategy and métier strategy (incl. PIO, Make or Buy)


Main activities:


  • Clarify and formalize industrial assumptions (including PIO, Make or Buy, CAPEX, Transfer of Technology, Site construction & installation, industrial staffing plan).


  • Animate industrial costing (NRC, RC, Capex) for train industrial delivery Work Package, support industrial costing of all sub-systems
    • Coordinate costing of Transfer of Technologies in between Alstom’s sites and suppliers
    • Coordinate costing for site construction in case of green field or brown field
    • Animate costing contributors (PME, Manufacturing, T&C, Supply Chain site, Supply Chain transport, Industrial Quality, Construction)


  • Prepare and review all QCD
    • Propose & validate a clear & coherent costing package including key assumptions, cost commitments, risk & committed savings, CAPEX (not included in tender costing)


  • Participate to cost reduction operations
    • Propose clear business cases and share with Platform & Central/Region/Site Industrial Management
    • Support design to cost working groups with sub-systems




  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Engineering, preferably in industrial manufacturing, mechanical, electrical or supply chain disciplines.
  • At least 7 to 10 years of experience in industrial operations including 3 years at tender/bid or project management level.
  • Extensive industrial, supply chain, costing, and production background, preferably from Railway or Automotive background


Competencies & Skills:

  • Balanced skills between management, industrial management and project management
  • Strong leadership and ability to federate teams on technical orientations to reach QCD targets
  • Deep knowledge of costing models & methods
  • AutoCAD, Catia, SAP, MSOffice
  • Ability for analysis, problem-solving and efficient decision-making in complex environment
  • Ability to work across sites in a multi-cultural environment
  • English fluent / French an asset


Occasional travels in Canada and outside Canada

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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