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Category Buyer Segment A

Job ID: R0092691 Location: Gdańsk, Pomerania, Poland
Full time, Regular Employment
In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.

  • to ensure the application of the corporate strategy by the local organization,
  • to optimize the local sourcing in term of cost, quality and lead time (suppliers portfolio optimization),
  • to make applied and respect the Purchasing Policy defined for the Site,
  • to perform end to end acquisition process, via the management of the RFI &/or RFP's,
  • to lead supplier selection exercises to support business needs,
  • to ensure the deployment, implementation and monitoring of agreed category strategies,
  • be responsible for supplier relationship management and continuous improvement of suppliers (with the support of Supplier Performance Management Team if needed) and the management of suppliers performance including, but not limited to, quality, cost, delivery, contractual performance and innovation,
  • to ensure that the suppliers provide the competitiveness required to support the business and to introduce optimal supply base changes to support business winning capability,
  • to ensure the BA's receive all required information to raise the Purchase Orders,
  • to monitor the markets for defined categories including key players, newcomers,economic evolutions, market or regulation constraints,innovations and technology in order to support the development of the most up to date category strategies to the businesses,
  • based on the above to provide insights as to how products / projects could be more competitive via the adoption of different suppliers / methodologies / technology etc.,
  • to ensure appropriate governance is applied using KPI's and root cause corrective actions,
  • performance management of the supply base in line with the standards set out by the Global Category Manager,
  • to ensure that supplier competitions follow the governance process and are balanced and fair in order to improve business and customer performance,
  • to ensure that global contracts / framework agreements are adopted and utilized,
  • to ensure that Thales e-Acquisition and all THALES procurement tools are fully used,
  • based on the performance management of the supply base to identify the suppliers who require focused development actions and ensure that the Supplier Development Team have the required support / leverage in order for these actions to be successful.

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