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Manager-Category Buyer

Job ID: R0131239 Location: Karnataka, India
Regular Employment, Full time
Location: Bangalore, India

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.

Present in India since 1953, Thales is headquartered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, and has operational offices and sites spread across Bengaluru, Delhi, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune among others. Over 1800 employees are working with Thales and its joint ventures in India. Since the beginning, Thales has been playing an essential role in India’s growth story by sharing its technologies and expertise in Defence, Transport, Aerospace and Digital Identity and Security markets.

Job Role:

  • The Category Buyer (CB) may support one or several procurement categories.  
  • The CB is accountable for end to end performance of the acquisition process, via the management of the RFI &/or RFP's until the Pvet 4 stage (up to PVet 5 based on some Regions)
  • The CB is expected to lead supplier selection exercises to support business needs.
  • The CB ensures the deployment, implementation and monitoring of agreed category strategies.

Job Skills:

  • 3+ years experience in Procurement. Experience working in project/program, design / product development with cross functional teams. Demonstratable experience in negotiation projects &/or categories is desirable.
  • Ability to implement operational supply chain strategy
  • Contractual knowledge especially of framework agreements, Liability & insurance.
  •  Ability to lead negotiation including import / export considerations
  • Understanding of  the market for the categories under his/her control but also ability to understand the customer’s needs and program issues
  • Good knowledge of a best practice acquisition Process.

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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