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Job Title

Procurement Manager

Industry SectorEngineering, Manufacturing
LocationsSouth West, Wales, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs, Purchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted31 August 2018

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Procurement Manager

Based in Bristol however travel will be required in the UK and Europe.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Thales is committed to delivering excellent services in the fields of Space, Aerospace, Defence, Security, and Ground Transportation. Did you know that 40% of the world’s airspace is supported by our systems, or that we’re trusted to protect the data of 19/20 of the world’s largest banks?

Core Benefits: Competitive Salary plus bonus, private healthcare, 27 days holiday and pension plus other great benefits such as excellent maternity/ paternity leave

What does the job involve?

Lead procurement activities across designated electronic and electrical space devices, and mechanical and propulsion for direct spend categories
Lead the negotiation for commercial terms and conditions for major supplier contracts 
Foster relationships with key suppliers, ensuring continuous performance improvement and implementing the necessary action plans, e.g., dispute resolution, delivery time & quality improvements.
Manage all purchasing aspects of delegated Bid and Project work packages, to ensure purchasing packages are executed in accordance with technical, program, cost and performance (quality and delivery) requirements.
 Lead year over year cost reduction efforts in support of Thales Alenia Space goals

What are we looking for?

A demonstrable track record of managing end-to-end procurement activities in a large multi-site, multidisciplinary manufacturing / engineering / technical organization.
A demonstrable track record of development / manufacture sub-contract / project management successes
Commercially astute with advanced negotiation skills and experience
Communication and influencing skills to build productive relationships at all levels of the business 
Experienced in using ERP systems

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

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