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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Background
    Management & Business Others
    Supply Chain and Procurement
  • Category
  • Languages
    English German French
  • Experience Required
    10+ Years
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      May 10,2021
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    Senior Manager Tendering

    The world is changing, and the mobility of people is becoming ever more important. How can we make the move to more sustainable transport together, while not losing sight of profitability and efficiency? Maybe you can help us?!

    General job description:

    Managing the Public Transport quotations/tenders in cooperation with a team of Commercial Project Managers, the external (local) sales organizations, factories, After Sales/Parts organization and financial department.

    Expanding Public Transport activities according to the strategic sales plan in cooperation with the local sales organization.

    Focus on E-Mobility product portfolio, expand frontrunner role in Zero Emission Public Transport.

    Key tasks:

    • Managing the “tender factory”
    • Structure and monitor the processes for successful and efficient tendering for all Public Transport markets
    • Involved in tender processes from start of lobby, to Request For Information, Request For Quotation, order definition, delivery process and financial process. Steering and overview role
    • Control of requested and offered commercial conditions, risk assessment, contract examination
    • Based on experience and knowledge add value to the strategic decisions to be taken to win a bid
    • Supporting and training of the National Sales Organizations for new Public Transport markets & roll out of all relevant processes
    • Commercial customer contacts
    • International focus, core markets for Public Transport are divided over a team of Commercial Project Managers. Core is Europe + Middle East.


    • Managing the Commercial Project Manager team
    • Responsible for coordination of all Public Transport tenders/orders with the aim to increase the success rate & manage the process / risks.
    • Correct execution of the tenders/orders according to predefined conditions
    • Reporting to the Business Manager Public Transport & for larger projects to the bid committee (including MT members + country director).


    • University degree
    • Languages: English fluently. Preferably also Dutch, French and German.
    • More than 10 years relevant working experience
    • Project management skills in combination with proven leadership and commercial skills.
    • International Public Transport tendering background is preferred


    • Setting the example
    • Commercial

    We offer:

    • Contribution to the development of a state-of-the-art, E-mobility transport solutions .
    • Dynamic environment.
    • Work together in multidisciplinary teams.
    • Ability to connect mechanical development with production- and test-environment.
    • You will be a part of the international industrial family business, the VDL Groep, where continuity is paramount.


    Are you interested and do you fit the profile? Then we would like to receive your resume and motivation for this vacancy! Acquisition to this vacancy is not appreciated.

    The company:

    At VDL Bus & Coach we have a clear vision for the future of mobility and are constantly on the move to flexibly anticipate emerging trends. We understand what moves our customers and listen to their wishes. This results in tailor-made, turnkey transport solutions, with consideration for people and the environment, which we implement together with our partners.


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