Bid Manager (f/m/d)

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Date: 1 Feb 2024

Location: Wien, AT

Company: Alstom

Req ID:423745 


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.




To support our teams we are looking for a dedicated and motivated Bid Manager (f/m/d) to join us in our location in Vienna, Austria.


Your Role: 

  • Independent execution of service tenders for light rail vehicles as well as coordination and management of alternating bid teams according to Alstoms tender process to support the sales team.
  • Contributes to the pre tender and tender governance review with the Commercial & Market & Pricing Team.
  • Ensures bid cost calculation as well as cost optimizations all along the bid preparation.
  • Responsible for adequate communication with the other sub-teams and commercial/internal partners.
  • Ensures on-time delivery and optimized quality of all deliverables of the Bid team.
  • Preparation of proposal documents for our customers as well as participation in customer contract negotiations.
  • Responsible for the preparation of all Governance documents, with optimal quality and in a timely manner. 
    • To achieve this, the Bid Manager
      • Ensures that the different functions have completed preparation and submission of their input and are committed to this input and sign off.
      • Challenges the input, assumptions and accuracy of all functions.
  • Submits and presents Bid Governance for approvals and Mandates, attends all review meetings and sees to it that bid governance rules are respected. The Bid Manager ensures that all changes during a negotiation phase are accurately documented and communicated to the team until Best And Final Offer is provided to the customer.
  • Responsible for transferring all materials and Bid phase knowledge to the project execution team, bringing the execution team up to speed on the project and ensuring adequate support from the bid team for the execution team during the execution phase launch process.

Must haves:

  • As a minimum, a university degree, with either an Engineering, Financial, Legal or Business Administration background or equivalent.
  • 2-5 years of working experience in one or more of: Project Management, Bids, Bid Controlling, Project Engineering or Operations.
  • Process orientated thinking and analytical skills.
  • Good technical understanding of complex technical systems and products.
  • Advanced Excel knowledge and MS Project required.
  • Full professional proficiency in German and English language.

Nice to have:

  • Know-How of rolling stock/mobility business or light rail vehicles.
  • Experience in maintenance or service sector (e.g. for light rail vehicles or rolling stock).
  • Knowledge in reading contracts or commenting customer contracts.


  • Company canteen and meal allowance.
  • Easy public transport access and parking spaces nearby.
  • Flexible working hours, home office and bridge day regulation.
  • Local and international career opportunities, training and development.
  • Company events, employee discounts and shares purchase program.
  • Company pension plan, parental part-time, 1-month paternal leave.
  • Company doctor and health measures.

The minimum salary for this position is 3018,28€ gross / month (14 x) for full-time employment according to the collective bargaining agreement. Overpayment depends on relevant work experience and qualifications.


You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 63  countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.



Job Type:​Experienced​

Job Segment: Project Manager, Manager, Technology, Management

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