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Global Services – Bids Support Manager (Commercial)

Location: Derby, ENG, GB

Global Services – Bids Support Manager (Commercial)-TFSE-UKDY01686822


Bombardier Transportation is a global engineering company that’s shaping the evolution of mobility. We have a rich heritage behind us, but it’s our innovative approach that puts us at the forefront of our industry. At the heart of everything are our employees and our suppliers, with whom mobility truly begins. Bombardier Transportation is committed to developing innovative solutions to move people within and between cities across the globe. As the process of global urbanisation expands and accelerates, Bombardier aims to significantly grow its Services business to build upon its industry leading maintenance and operations portfolio. This growth demands agile, flawless introduction and execution of our Service contracts.

We are currently looking to recruit a Global Services – Commercial & Operations Bids Support Manager, a person that could be based in any of our Services/Bids locations around the globe.


The purpose of the Global Services organisation is assist in the growth of the Services business within Bombardier, such that each Region hit the target of 25% of order intake being Services activity.

As the Commercial & Operation Bids Support Manager, you will play a pivotal role in driving up competitiveness of our Services Bids, and thus having a direct impact on Services order intake. You will be supporting the Regional Bids teams in achievement of these ambitious targets through direct engagement in bids, assisting them in improving the QCD characteristics of their output. You will specialise in supporting our bids teams in development of proposals to grow our train/systems operations portfolio, with a specific focus on growth in Europe, and Asia.

Your Tasks

- You will work with Regional Bids teams in reviewing commercial and operations bids strategies, working through direct engagement, coaching, facilitation, and governance to ensure delivery of optimised commercial bids strategies.

- You will be reviewing and optimising the Global Bids processes and tools, working to improve and standardise the methods and tools used in cost calculation – with the specific objective to ensure robust maintenance and operations cost models are produced efficiently, and contain robust cost data.

- To govern Services Bid output, you will be responsible for ensuring integrity of data and competitiveness of approach, thus optimising bid competitiveness.

- You will work with Regional Bids teams to identify best practice and to promote proliferation of that best practice across the Services globally. You will work to upskill the regional bids teams and to create the capability to extend local product portfolios to all relevant market opportunities.

- One of the outputs of your work will consist in the analysis of the Services Bids and Services Execution data, and the creation of a portfolio of benchmarked Commercial and Operations data that will enable the Services business to bid based on objective criteria, based on actuals with defined improvement activities – thus building greater certainty into the bids we submit.

- You will lead the review and development of commercial best practice and operations best practice for Services Bids – to work with Group and the Regions to agree pragmatic provisions to protect Bombardier whilst optimising bid competitiveness.


· You possess a Degree/Technical qualification.

· You have a very thorough understanding of railway vehicle/systems operations and maintenance, doubled by demonstrable experience in management in a commercial railway environment/experience of various operations and maintenance commercial models.

· You possess good project and time management skills with an emphasis on project financials (cost breakdown) and overall strong organizational abilities.

· You are determined and creative, with a mind set on solving problems and building relations.

· You have a strong work ethic and are proficient in English.

· You are open to travelling both across internationally.

Posting date: 24.05.2018

Closing date: 23.06.2018

Number of working hours: 37

Competitive Salary Range

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Job: Project/Program Management
Primary Location: GB-ENG-Derby
Organization: Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

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