Bid Controller (m/f/d)

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Date: 08-May-2022

Location: Siegen, Germany

Company: Alstom

Req ID:201676
We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signaling, and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   



If you’re ambitious, driven and team oriented, this is your opportunity to build a career as a Bid Controller!
We have a great team with people from various backgrounds, and a great team spirit in place, waiting for you to join them: don't wait, apply today!
Location: Germany / Siegen
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
•    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 
•    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
•    Ability to recognize product and associated costs, and understand operational flows (engineering, manufacturing, industrial, etc)
•     Ability to analyze and challenge contributor's commitments
•    Ability to define cost impact of terms & conditions
•    Sufficient awareness of financial rules and contractual aspects (bonds & guarantees, …)
•    Experience in Value analysis, Product cost and Cost models
•    Fluent in English
•    Additional language skills represent an advantage (French/German)
•    Good communication skill (presentations, synthesis, relationship with contributors ...)
•    Ability to deliver on-time



An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   


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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