Component Bid Manager (f/d/m)

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Date: 07-Jun-2022

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Company: Alstom

Req ID:197443 

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 

We are currently looking for a

Component Bid Manager for our location in Zurich, Switzerland


As a Component Bid Manger you will manage the Tender Sub-System QCDP commitment for medium or high critical bids. You will deliver a winning proposal, with a defined scope, accurate QCDP commitments, in a timely manner, in line with Alstom strategy and within the defined sub-system tender budget.



  • Co-ordinate internal activities to identify and understand Customer's needs
  • 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 and maintain a bid schedule by setting milestones like dates for commitments to be delivered, documents needs to be ready, reviews needs to be prepared, Risks reviews have to be executed
  • Manage the Sub-System tender budget according to Tender Costs Authorization Process
  • Manage an international team which is in different locations and belonging to different departments
  • Agree with the Bid Manager, Platform(s) and sub-system (ex: Bogie) /product (ex: battery, seats) strategy owner, on sub-system solution
  • Answer to the IFQ for the scope of its Sub-system
  • 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 its 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)
  • Contribute & prepare the documentation necessary to submit to Customer as required by 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 Bid Manager, participate to the contract negotiations for its sub-system
  • Provide documents in time in compliance with the tender requirements



  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree
  • At least 6 years of proven experience
  • Knowledge of offered products and systems
  • Sufficient 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
  • Successful experience on several sub system bids
  • Be able to challenge proposals to obtain optimal solutions backed with commitments
  • High capability to manage efficient team working to produce the tender deliverables within a limited time period and under stressful conditions
  • High Communications skills, reporting capabilities
  • Sense of anticipation
  • Negotiation skills; Customer oriented
  • Fluent German and English skills

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. 
Alstom Switzerland AG attaches great importance to diversity and gender balance. Our leadership team is composed of 45% female leaders. We specifically encourage female candidates to apply for this position.


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