Skip Navigation

Thales Careers

Search our jobs, use specific search options to find the perfect match

Menu
Down

Projects Purchasing Manager & UK Purchasing Representative

Job ID: R0089569 Location: Harwell, England, United Kingdom
Full time, Regular Employment
Location: Harwell Oxford, United Kingdom

Thales people architect and deliver satellite-based systems that help position, connect and observe our planet, and push the boundaries of our understanding of planet's resources. Our systems are in orbit at 400 km, 20000 km, 36000 km and beyond to the edges of the solar system.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. 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.

Procurement Project Manager

The role will be to represent Procurement as an integral part of a campaign, Bid or Product or Project team, leading the resources of the function in order to optimise its contribution to producing competitive campaigns, bids and products, and delivering profitable projects.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be working with internal stakeholders to ensure Acquisition or Sourcing strategies for a campaign, bid, or product or project are aligned to the needs of the business in the short, medium and long term durations. As well as working with the bid and product development teams to ascertain the work package needs, competitiveness objectives and target costs. Develop supply chain architecture; negotiate with the supply chain, under these mandates, to obtain a complete and competitive supply chain architecture which delivers the full requirement of the bid/product.

When in project phase, you will work closely with key stakeholders and functions as necessary, to manage all Procurement aspects ensuring work packages are executed in accordance with technical, program, cost and performance (quality and delivery) requirements.

Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Supply chain architecture development and implementation
  • Proven relevant experience providing procurement expertise into bids, projects or products
  • Track record of success in a similar role in relevant businesses or market ideally space or aerospace
  • Supplier Relationship and Performance Management, negotiation techniques and measurement

Desirable

  • Proven track record of working cooperatively with Engineering and R&T teams

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.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!


< Go Back to results

About our location

Harwell Oxford, United Kingdom

Sign up for job alerts

Interested InSearch for a category and select one from the list of suggestions. Search for a location and select one from the list of suggestions. Finally, click “Add” to create your job alert.