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Bombardier | Bruno, Arkansas
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Bid Quality Assurance Lead-TAME-CASB01415402





At Bombardier, our employees work together to evolve mobility worldwide - one good idea at a time. If you have a good idea, we'll provide the environment where it will thrive and grow into a great product or customer experience. Your ideas are our fuel.

Based in St. Bruno, Quebec, you will plan, develop and lead all Quality Assurance (QA) activities needed to prepare and deliver a compliant Technical and Commercial proposal to the customer in response to a Request For Proposal (RFP). You also work with all functions to integrate all QA requirements into the proposal, including the ISO/IRIS requirements, and lead the preparation of the quality sections of the proposals as well as the quality costing.

In your role you will:

- Lead the strategy and processes for integration of customer QA requirements with the partner;

- Design-build, AME (Rolling Stock and Services) and RCS (Wayside and Signaling) QA requirements to achieve one single QA process for submittal in the technical proposal;

- Define the strategy to integrate an ISO/IRIS quality system;

- Plan, organize and lead the Critical Items Assessment (CIA) activities (off cycle) for all bids that are not covered by the Product Family / Engine team;

- Ensure that the critical items have mitigation actions with associated timeline / responsibles and that each function representative takes ownership of action resolution;

- Maintain global CIA status and produce associated KPIs as required;

- Review Technical Specifications and RFP documents and identify risks / issues / concerns to be discussed and mitigated with other functional Quality responsibles;

- Identify associated mitigation actions and costing as appropriate. Update Requirements Management database on aspects relating to Quality and Workmanship;

- With the assistance of OQA, SQA, DQA, PQA and CM teams, prepare final costing (BEST) for QA / QC for each project in bid phase prepare RoM costings in preparation to final costing;

Quality Assurance of Bid Processes

- Develops and adapts standard proposal preparation processes that take into account all phases of proposal preparation with the goal ensuring efficiency of processes and quality of output;

- Ensure tool deployed are effective for efficient proposal preparation activities, including checklists;

- Review procedures of systems in place and identify which aspects require modifications and adaptations;

- Participate in proper hand over of QA related processes from Bids (incl. compliance to law, standards) for project execution;

- Act as the link between the bid organization and the Quality function / system for quality assurance and quality control matters;

Proposal Preparation Activities

- Lead the QA-related activities of the Bid team for the preparation of a winning proposal aligned with selected bid strategy and respecting the mandate received from Division/Group Management;

- Lead proposal strategy and preparation by developing the QA sections of the proposal;

- Prepare required Quality Plans / Documentation / Narratives to support the bid proposal as applicable. Ensure buy-in by all functional QA responsibles prior to issuance;

- Support Product Family bid teams as needed to ensure uniformity on bid deliverables;

- Participate in proposal narrative reviews.


As our ideal candidate:

- You hold a Bachelor's degree of Engineering (Mechanical or Production or Industrial Engineering) or equivalent;

- You have minimum seven (7) years of relevant work experience and minimum five (5) years of leadership experience in QA;

- You have experience in technical fields (i.e. : engineering, IT)

- You own Cross-functional experience either in Projects, Quality, Contracts & Legal, Procurement, Engineering or Operations;

- You have strong planning and communication skills;

- You own ability to work in a constantly changing environment;

- You have ability to work independently as well as with a team;

- You own strong Leadership skills;

- You are able to facilitate an FMEA (Systems, Design, Process)

- You own ability to facilitate a Problem Solving Workshops (PPS, 8D)

- You have ability to adapt Methods / Processes defined in the Bombardier Quality System (aligned with Customer requirements)

- You own ability to run Gate Reviews in support to Head of PQA.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Join us at careers.bombardier.com

Your ideas move people.


the evolution of mobility

Job: Quality Manager
Primary Location: CA-QC-St. Bruno
Organization: Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

Job Posting:
12.07.2017, 5:09:27 PM

Unposting Date
12.08.2017, 3:59:00 AM

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