Bid Manager

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Date: 24 Feb 2024

Location: Savigliano, IT

Company: Alstom

Req ID:438232 

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, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling 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 

Position Overview

The Bid Manager role has been developed to support a the Business Development & Tendering Department to reflect the changing demands of bid management within an increasingly competitive market place and the evolution into a transnational matrix organisation. To continue to be successful within this context and for the RS business to grow, increasingly requires high quality, differentiated and competitive tenders that better leverage Alstom’s global capabilities.

The role of Bid Manager is critical to the success of the RS business and a step change improvement in tendering outcomes and an improved return on tendering investment. This is a senior role and is a key actor in delivery of SS&I orders, sales and margin results.

The Bid Manager is responsible for:

Managing the cost of tenders to budget

Developing solutions that meet customer requirements at a winning price point

Ensuring Alstom margin commitments are realised Delivering high quality deliverable tender submissions

Ensuring implementation of opportunity capture plans and win strategies in tenders

Delivering winning proposals, with a defined scope, accurate QCD commitment in a timely manner and within the defined tender budget.


The role reports to the Head of Tendering and is responsible for the management of all aspects of the preparation of tender submissions and associated governance in line with Alstom’s Global & Local processes and procedures. The Bid Manager will manage all aspects of tendering and work closely with the Bid Director (Tender Leader), resource owners, work package managers, support functions, participating Alstom units, Alstom platforms and Metiers and the proposals team to deliver binding, deliverable, competitive and differentiated tender submissions.


Person Specification

In this key leadership position, you’ll be significantly experienced with a successful established track record. You’ll bring to the role existing relationships and strong actor bonds, leading major pursuits in the rail industry and ideally understanding the SS&I landscape and channels to market to strengthen our team and look to build the next phase of our RS business. It would also be particularly desirable to have experience with Network Rail and New Engineering Contract form of contracts.

Customer relationship management is key to this role and therefore it is essential that you have substantial stakeholder management experience, are a confident presenter and have the ability to develop strong relationships with both internal and external customers. Whilst your skills and experience are very important to this role, it is your dedication, drive, motivation and passion to deliver that will bring you success at Alstom. You’ll be action orientated, have a drive for success combined with strong interpersonal and leadership skills with high levels of integrity.


Educational Requirements

Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or Business-related discipline from an accredited university or college, or equivalent working experience in this disciple.

Essential Knowledge / Experience

Bid management experience in large scale, technically complex tenders

Project Management Financial processes Bid writing Track record in developing winning tenders

Excellent numerical and oral / written communication skills

Proficient user of Word, Excel & PowerPoint

Comfortable delivering presentations to business leaders & customers

Knowledge of CRM software packages i.e. (wall-C) Working knowledge & understanding of commercial contracts used in signalling, systems & infrastructure projects


Desired Knowledge / Experience

Alstom product knowledge across Signalling, Systems and Infrastructure

Leading and managing a team in a matrix structure

Public sector procurement

Working with International teams


Behavioural Skills / Competencies


Action oriented

Delivery and results focused

Commercial awareness

High levels of integrity

Energetic drive for success


Strong interpersonal, communications and leadership skills


Ability to work in a multi-disciplined environment.

Ability to provide information to a high degree of accuracy within short timescales.

Good Problem solving/ decision making abilities.

Ability to influence and engage the wider organisation

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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