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Category Manager - Installation

Job ID: R0094448 Location: Rydalmere, New South Wales, Australia
Full time, Regular Employment
Location: Rydalmere, Australia

About Thales

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.

We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we solve complicated problems by combining our experience in the market with our leading research and development capabilities.

Thales is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace culture of shared respect that enables all of us to feel valued, do our best, and remain truly passionate about the place that we work. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from diverse backgrounds. Talk to us about any support or accessibility requirements you may need and how we support flexibility in the workplace.

Wellbeing matters at Thales, and where possible we encourage a flexible work culture.

About Your Role

You’ll lead the procurement of complex installation activities across various market sectors in Australia, from transportation to air traffic management centres.  You’ll ensure that the execution of the sourcing strategy is in line with the business and corporate objectives, and that timeframes and deliverables are aligned in order to deliver the best overall outcome (cost, service and/or quality) for Thales Australia. You’ll cover all the market sectors within Thales Australia, and as such require an excellent view of the organization as well as a strong ability to interact with many stakeholders while maintaining a clear regional strategy.  

You’ll also - 

  • Define Long Term Procurement Strategy for Installation
  • Lead the tendering process for bids and projects involving Installation
  • Support the Supply Chain process by managing the supplier’s performance (quality, cost and timely delivery), including risks and opportunities.

How About You?

  • Experience in the Construction/Installation/Transportation or Defence environment
  • Extensive Procurement, Contract Management or Commercial experience in a complex Project environment
  • Experience in negotiating and managing contract spends of up to $50M per annum 
  • Ability to develop strong relationship with internal stakeholders at all levels and influence decisions
  • Recognised professional accreditation (CIPS, EIPM, RICS or equivalent) 
  • Business aware and customer oriented with organisation and commercial awareness 

Good to Know

Occasional travel required.

You’ll get an email acknowledgement after you’ve applied, Thales strives to provide a personalised experience for all suitable applicants.  

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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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Rydalmere, Australia

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