Propulsion Sub-System Bid Manager

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Date: 20-Nov-2022

Location: West Mifflin

Company: Alstom

Req ID:339701 

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

Key accountabilities:


  • Pretendering (when relevant):
    • Co-ordinate internal activities to identify and understand Customer's needs
    • Promote the Company and its product
    • Co-ordinate 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 Propulsion tender budget according to Tender Costs Authorization Process & PM2020 bid structure
  • Manage the propulsion tender team (if applicable)
  • Propose the offered solution for the propulsion sub-system
    • Agree with the Bid Manager, Platform(s) and sub-system (ex: PWT) /product (ex: propulsion) strategy owner, on sub-system solution
    • Answer to the IFQ for the propulsion scope 
    • Manage interface with bid-level teams (in charge of architecture and integration) and other Bid Sub-System teams, proposing global optimizations
    • 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 propulsion sub-system.
  • Manage QCD optimization and obtain clear commitments from different actors
    • Identify, analyze and evaluate QCD gaps & manage the QCD review for its sub-system
    • Define interfaces and allocate between actors the cost targets
    • Check and challenge contributor’s commitments
    • Consolidate commitments (supported by Bid Cost Manager)
  • Prepare risks & opportunities reviews
    • 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 Customer as required by Vehicle Bid Manager
  • Keep records of all documentation produced for tender preparation (RFP, Q&A, Presentations, letters, contract …) and traceability until contract signature (Tender Logbook)
  • Upon request of Tender Leader and Vehicle Bid Manager, participate to the contract negotiations for its sub-system
  • Contribute to REX through the Win-Loss Analysis in liaison with Tender Leader and Market Pricing & Strategy
  • Support Project Sub-System Manager in CPR0 preparation


Profile Required:

  • Master degree or bachelor degree
  • Knowledgeable of ALSTOM way of working for efficient process execution           
  • Global knowledge on the sub-system
  • Be able to challenge proposals to obtain optimal solutions backed with commitments
  • Basic knowledge of offered products and systems
  • Knowledge of financial (rules to build consolidated costs, cash curve, hedging, …), contractual (bonds & guarantees, …) 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
  • Sense of anticipation

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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