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Purchasing Project Manager

Job ID: R0081308 Location: Hengelo, Provincie Overijssel, Netherlands
Full time, Regular Employment
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PPM Purchasing Project Manager Naval Netherlands

Thales Netherlands is purchasing a significant part of its systems and solutions. With a team of about 35 colleagues, we are purchasing on average EUR 250MLN per year.

About the job

Your main objectives as Project Manager will be to:

  • Establish and manage the deployment of Mid Term Purchasing strategy for the Naval products
  • Participate in the bid organization, sets up action plans for Bids and challenges solutions.
  • Participate in the product organization, sets up action plans for products
  • Participate in the project organization, sets up action plans and monitors and reports on the progress and status.
  • Contribute to the make-or-buy approach and defines the resulting acquisition plan
  • Draw upon the work of the Segment/Family Purchasing officers
  • Commit to Purchasing performance (total cost of possession, Risks & Opportunities) in Bid and throughout the project’s execution or the product’s life cycle
  • Bear contract responsibility for all supplier contracts for the Domain
  • Identify market innovation opportunities through advanced intelligence activities
  • Involve suppliers in design upstream and optimizing risk-sharing
  • Consolidate purchasing forecasts by product and subdomain, under medium-term plans and defining purchasing performance targets for the Segments/Families

About you

You are strategically capable and able to define and implement sourcing strategies for the subdomain in alignment with the overall strategy of the domain and purchasing/segment strategy. And influence overall business strategy where required. You have the capacity to compare the risks.

  • 5-10 years of Engineering/ program management + purchasing experience in an international company
  • Technical background (electronic industry experience), + MBA preferred
  • Value Engineering / design-to-cost / program management experience
  • Fluent in the English language
  • Commercially savvy. Contracting and Bid experienced.
  • Able to build strong relationships externally and internally, an excellent communicator.

What is in it for you

  • Become part of a great team in an international organization

  • (International) opportunities for growthin tech-, management-andcommercial roles

  • Attention for personal development and work-life balance

  • 40 holidays per year and a flexible à la carte benefits package


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Hengelo, Netherlands

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