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Lead Buyer, batteries MFT

Job ID: R0090445 Location: Rome, Latium, Italy
Full time, Regular Employment
Thales people architect and deliver satellite-based systems that help position, connect and observe our planet, and push the boundaries of our understanding of planet's resources. Our systems are in orbit at 400 km, 20000 km, 36000 km and beyond to the edges of the solar system.

•    Define the purchasing strategy on his/her Product  portfolio (MASS);
•    monitor and understand the supplier panel;
•    anticipate relevant market trends and monitor innovations in the market;
•    analyses business needs and challenges demand;
•    maximizes Supplier Relationships:
o    Create a preferred customer relationship with strategic suppliers
o    Develop strategic suppliers to sustain growth
•    ensure the purchasing contribution to TAS Road Maps and product tree for the assigned commodity providing a benchmark on current solutions including company internal products;
•    lead a Multi-Functional Team if active on his/her perimeter;
•    manage the competitiveness plan;
•    lead and run Product Cost Down efforts with suppliers;
•    lead and run Co Development plateau with suppliers;
•    manage generic PVETs process on relevant perimeter;
•    manage Frame Agreement negotiation with suppliers with support of buyers if relevant;
•    drive economic performance during contract negotiation, by pulling all the relevant purchasing levers;
•    contribute to the Acquisition Plan through e-Acquisition tool;
•    participate to SBR (Supplier Business Review) process, in coordination with relevant SAM (Supplier Account  Manager). Lead the SBR  process if there is no a SAM  appointed;
•    Promote strong network between TAS & Corporate by products, taking into account company mid- and long-term basis needs.
On its commodity perimeter, the Multi-Functional Team main missions are:
 Be the internal focal point all along the supplier relationship model (nota bene:
internal focal point means one single body informed of all contacts with suppliers)
 Create alignment on key strategic supplier-related decisions by being the
privileged meeting point of all key functions related to one specific commodity
 Define and maintain commodity Multi-Annual Supplier Strategy, including supplier
panel recommendation and purchasing strategy
 Decide on the need of performing co-engineering in plateau, in both pre-bid (offcycle
or in anticipation of bid) and bid phases
 Own the supplier selection process, and as such perform all PVETs
 Be informed of supplier performance during execution, and adjust supplier choice
and strategy consequently when necessary

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