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Senior Supply Chain Manager - Aerospace

Job ID: R0058717 Location: Hengelo, Provincie Overijssel, Netherlands
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 achitects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.

About us
The people we all rely on to make the world go round – they rely on Thales. In a world that is increasingly fast-moving, unpredictable and full of opportunities, they come to us with big ambitions: to make life better and to keep you safer. Combining a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, our employees  design and deliver extraordinary high-tech solutions. With 68.000 talents working in 54 countries, 2000 employees are based in the Netherlands. We are one of the biggest high-tech employers in the field of safety and security.

We help our customers think smarter and act faster in the fields of transportation, defence , space, aerospace  and cyberspace, mastering ever-greater complexity and every decisive moment along the way. We are therefore leading the digital transformation, focusing on artificial intelligence, big-data & data analytics, connectivity, mobility and internet of things and cybersecurity.

In the Netherlands, we are located in five cities: Huizen, Delft, Eindhoven, Enschede and Hengelo (HQ). Together with an extensive ecosystem of knowledge partners, customers and suppliers, we work on radars for naval vessels, cyber security solutions, transportation systems, communication equipment for land forces, cryogenic cooling solutions, research & development for radar tech (in collaboration with TU Delft) and research & development for serious gaming (in collaboration with the University of Twente). About the team The team of Supply Chain Managers is responsible for providing Supply Chain Management capabilities within Supply Chain Teams and Product Teams as well as leading their industrial Work Package all across Supply Chain For the Supply Chain department we are in search for a:

Senior Supply Chain Manager - Aerospace

About the job

For the Aerospace projects, responsible for development and progress of Industrial Work-Packages, assemblies, sub-assemblies or spares and reports obligations up to acceptance and shipment, with a strong focus on customer satisfaction (Quality and On-Time Delivery), within budget and according to applicable standards.

In this capacity:

- Defines and formalizes with the internal customers the exact nature of needs and requirements in order to establish the Industrial Work Package: configuration, cost, quantities, delivery schedule, technical evolutions (design) and not techniques (deliveries, cost).

- Responsible to meet the Supply Chain commitments towards the Product Manager, Project Manager or the Final customer relative to the concerned Work-Packages (delivery schedule, cost, quality).

- Consolidates the ACWP (Actual Cost) and establishes the ETC (Estimate To Complete) for concerned Work-Packages and contributes to the cost analysis of products.

- Guarantees the consistency of the entry data (specifications, definition files, qualification status, documents and tooling for test and Customer Source Inspection) at the end of the Manufacturing Engineering phase and advices during the (re)-engineering phase.

- Manages identified risks and opportunities for the concerned Industrial Work-Package .

- Delivers to planners the forecasted delivery dates for products (FAT) for integration to the Production Plan and participates to its update, consolidates the project schedule in link with them. Holds the WIP (Work In Progress) meetings within the Supply Chain.

- Initiates and manages relevant action plans to integrate the new project needs with the support of Planners and industrial Management on schedule aspects as well as the Series Manufacturing Engineer on technical aspects

- Monitoring & control of on-going industrial WP and the associated reporting to the Project Manager and the Industrial Management.

- Contributes pro-actively within the product team and establishes an early involvement in product developments and changes

- Sets up, implements and maintains the Industrial Plan in co-ordination with key stakeholders.

About you

You have a completed HBO or Master degree in technical / supply chain domain. You have a strong affinity with Supply Chain and solid experience with Aerospace production environment. Experience with Part 21 / Part 145 regulation is definitely a plus. You define yourself as a customer oriented person and you have the flexibility to be able to act constructively in an environment with different types and levels. You are an energetic person who approaches the work with enthusiasm. Your leadership competences (decisive, delegate, initiative, result-oriented, sensitive, collaborate and convince) are highly developed.

A good command of the Dutch and English language in word and writing is necessary to fulfill the job.

Thales offers

  • An interesting job within a nice team in an international high-tech environment;
  • Room for and attention to personal development and personal initiative;
  • The opportunity to grow within the organization, for instance on a technical, managerial, commercial or international level;
  • An open and flexible work environment where a good work-life balance is considered important;
  • A pleasant workplace in "the best building in the Netherlands" (Public’s Choice Award, 2015) with our own Starbucks corner;
  • Excellent work conditions, with 40 holidays a year, among other benefits.


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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!

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Hengelo, Netherlands

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