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Service Portfolio Manager

Job ID: R0066231 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
With 80.000 talents working in 68 countries, we are one of the biggest high-tech employers in the field of safety and security. In the Netherlands, where 2000 employees are based, we are located in four cities: Huizen, Delft, Eindhoven 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 and research & development for radar tech (in collaboration with TU Delft).

About the team
The department Standard Solutions Management (SSM) is responsible for defining and managing the product and services portfolio. The SSM department Product Management Services & Lifecycle Policies is responsible for defining and managing the services portfolio and the underlying policies and service strategy. The department also represents the services discipline in Product Teams and towards Customer Account Teams (through the Service Portfolio Manager and Service Design Architects).

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About the job
The Service Portfolio Manager (SPM) represents the services discipline in Product Teams and is responsible for defining the through-life service solution of our products. The service offering is defined based on customer needs (established through discussions or as formulated in an RFI/RFQ), Thales’ technical product roadmap, standardized services portfolio, services strategy and lessons learnt during other projects. The SPM also contributes to new service business development, new product development, and to the improvement and development of the standard services portfolio. More specifically, the key tasks of the SPM are:

  • Representing the Services discipline in Product Team(s). Responsible for the services (ILS and ISS) aspects in the product plan, such as services business potential, lifecycle phase transitions, upgrade definitions, etc., taking into account the current installed base and the future development of the installed base. Defining the Lifecycle Program for the product.
  • During the bid phase, defining the proposal documents, cost, statement of work, statement of compliance of the product.
  • Prior to the bid phase, contribute to the services business development for the product, being a partner of the Service Design Architect and Sales, contributing to customer visits, presentations and workshops about lifecycle topics.
  • Defining and maintaining standardized ILS and ISS packages of products.
  • During new product developments, defining enablers for ILS deliverables and ISS activities.
  • Monitor customer complaints w.r.t. the product and feeding them back into the organisation;
  • Inform customers about Life Cycle stages of the product and the consequences for support aspects;
  • Initiate and manage the generation of Service Letters related to the product.

About you

  • Has strong feeling for how to bring value to the customer during the product lifecycle
  • Able to find a balance between the desire to standardize the portfolio and the need to tailor a solution to the customer’s needs.
  • Able to work in teams and organize/delegate actions towards the desired outcome.
  • Preferably has experience in the domain of Services, ILS/IPS, Logistic Engineering, proposal management
  • Can work under pressure.
  • Curious, with a desire to improve the Services roadmap and strategy based on market needs and lessons learnt.

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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