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Industrial Cell Manager

Job ID: R0108273 Location: Templecombe, England, United Kingdom
Regular Employment, Full time
Location: Templecombe, United Kingdom

Thales people provide armed forces customers with operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defence mission systems solutions at land, sea, and air. Our platforms extend across the battlespace including Above and Sonar, Electronic Combat, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Industrial Cell Manager

Are you an inquisitive individual that has a passion for Manufacturing? Do you have an interest in Supply Chain? Are you looking for your next challenge with the opportunity to work within a highly regarded team that will support with your learning and development? Then look no further …

What the role has to offer:

  • Future of industry, new exciting building coming soon with varied and challenging workload
  • On a big culture improvement plan
  • Real impact on business

About the team

The Industrial Cell Manager will lead and manage an Industrial cell within Thales UK to achieve adherence to schedule within cost parameters established in the operating plan/budget, whilst achieving a quality standard that will meet or exceed the customer’s specifications in a safe and secure environment.

Our Opportunity

We have an impactful and exciting opportunity for an Industrial Cell Manager for Thales UK. The role requires someone with a confident, professional background across Manufacturing who can help support the business as it evolves.

We are looking for a talented individual who can take on a fast paced and varied role, you will develop, motivate and maintain an effective work team built on mutual trust and open communication which is continually focused on the customer and working with a continuous improvement ethos.

The Successful individual will be accountable for all HSE activities within the cell. This will include the establishing and maintaining all area risk assessments, control of Personal Protection Equipment and the training and heath surveillance of all staff. Maintenance of a safe and secure operating environment is the primary importance.

About You

You will multi-task and prioritise without the requirement for regular direct supervision. You’ll have the ability to establish and meet deadlines. A proactive individual with excellent communication skills who can engage with all levels of stakeholders and disciplines to establish a system-centric way of working.

You will have the capability to work as a team player and take a calm, logical approach when reacting to the challenges we face, and a track record of planning and implementing change and making efficiency improvements utilising appropriate Lean tools.

With an understanding of best practice MRP/ERP, your extensive experience to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines with high attention to detail will have covered fast paced and complex environments. Evidence of production risk mitigation safeguarding immediacy of supply within a product and service based business is desirable for this position.

What We Can Offer

We’re committed to giving you opportunities to be your best. We believe in embracing the passion and potential of our people, and to achieve this we offer market leading training, development and experiences, along with the opportunity to be mentored and coached by some of the smartest minds in the industry. We hire from within as our first priority, so you’ll have a myriad of opportunities within our diverse, global organisation.

Company Story

The future is full of challenges; each new change and technology will create situations no one has had to deal with before or even anticipated and it will happen at an even faster pace than today.

Our 3 priorities throughout the crisis remain constant:

  • To continue to protect all our employees’ health and financial wellbeing.
  • To safeguard the business and continue to deliver for our customers as best we can.
  • And, to ensure that Thales is best placed to recover quickly.

If you are interested in this role, we would encourage you to have informal chat with the Talent Acquisition Partner.

Thales is an equal opportunities employer and diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of Thales.

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

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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Templecombe, United Kingdom

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