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Operations Manager - Above Water Systems

Job ID: R0106950 Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Full time, Regular Employment
Location: Sydney, 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 are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Wellbeing matters at Thales, and where possible we encourage flexible working.

The Above Water Systems (AWS) business provide tactical systems and other critical systems for surface vessels, customer support and related services, engineering and integration services for combat systems and through-life support services for naval platforms.

About Your Role

As Operations Manager for our AWS business you will be responsible for:

Operations management including customer service and project support, continuous improvement, managing business change and workforce management

Ensuring operational teams are compliant with relevant standards and processes and driving quality improvement initiatives

Security and export control processes

Supporting the Project Management Office (PMO) to develop and implement project delivery and risk mitigation strategies, bids and projects, and reporting

Ensuring compliance with OH&S, company policies, export control

How About You?

Extensive experience in an operational management role preferably gained within a fast-paced engineering environment with defence experience being well regarded

Experience leading and developing high performing multidisciplinary technical teams within a LEAN environment

Commercial acumen and proven negotiation skills

An ability to influence and build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Good to Know

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

As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an appropriate clearance.To learn more about clearances please visit –

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

Prior to offer you’ll complete a pre-employment police and medical.

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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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