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Procurement Manager - System and Software Engineering Services

Job ID: R0037533 Location: Karnataka, India
Full time, Regular Employment

Job Profile
Job title
Procurement Manager - System and Software Engineering Services
SLM / Reporting to
Group Category Manager / Team Leader
8 – 12 Yrs
Employment Type
Full Time
Functional Area
System and Software Engineering Services
About the Company
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With more than 62,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €16 billion in 2017. With over 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.
Job purpose
As Individual contributor, he/she is responsible for sourcing of Software and System Engineering services for Thales global needs and for engineering Off-shore development center as well.
Duties and responsibilities
 Implements Thales Purchasing policy applied in his/her Category (target suppliers, strategic suppliers, contracts and framework agreements negotiated, etc.) and communicates this to requesting parties
 Takes into account Purchasing needs and rationalizing them under the Category Strategy
 Puts the Suppliers in competition with one another, in line with the Category Policy and applies the Acquisition process
 Negotiates pricing & acquisition conditions
 Manages consultation documents (RFQ) and calls for tender: formatting on call for tender tools, mailing, bid receipt, traceability, questions, oral presentations, report monitoring, reminders calls
 Manages contracts, NDA (confidentiality agreement) and framework agreements: creation and monitoring of versions, reviews, approval flowchart and signatures, summary sheet, archiving, distribution and Purchasing contract reference base management, internal communication,
 Keeps Purchasing data up to date in the information systems and guarantees their integrity
 Ensures that Suppliers deliver on their contract commitments and tracks their performance
 Provides the information needed for Acquisition forecasts and related requirements, in order to improve the strategy and to ensure better globalization
 Handles disputes with Suppliers
 Creates Purchasing orders in the information system, in line with the terms/contracts negotiated
 Tracks delivery with suppliers (reminders, disputes, receipt tracking, invoicing), identifies risks of non-fulfilment and alerts stakeholders
 Summs up the information needed to assess suppliers’ operational performance
 This position will be based out of Bangalore.
 Individual should have worked in global procurement role for engineering services
 The individual should have good knowledge on various outsourcing models prevalent in the industry
 Have a thorough understanding of Software & Systems Engineering fundamental concepts, engagement models & right effort estimation tools and models.
 Has good exposure in negotiating global contracts, Global Procurement process and eRFX systems
 Exposure to Aerospace, Defence and other Industrial engineering practices will be highly preferred
 Has the ability to do individually steer price/contract negotiation and resolving disputes
 Ability to draft statements of work and challenge technical offerings
 Self-motivated /self-starter with ability to work independently and in team environment
 Strong oral and written communication skills with experience in influencing others
 Bachelors or Masters/MBA (preferred) with 8-12 years of tactical sourcing & vendor management experience


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