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Job Ref:  R0009749
Employer:  Thales Group
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Crawley
07/10/2016 22:01
Title: Procurement Manager - Subcontracts
Role Type: Permanent
Location: Crawley

At Thales we are inventing the future, right here, right now. Everywhere it matters, we deliver, because it’s not just our job, it’s our passion, our world.

To help achieve our ambition we are currently looking to recruit a Procurement Subcontract Manager to be based from Crawley and join our journey forming part of our Global Procurement team based in the UK. This is an excellent opportunity to join a valued Procurement function that is at the heart of transforming our business and is recognised for helping to drive innovation across a number of markets including; Space, Transportation, E-Security, Defence and Aviation.

Thales can offer you an autonomy, excitement and variation working on leading edge projects that change our world. You will be supported by investment in continuous improvement methods, training and development and a structured career path.

Primary Purpose of the Role:

As a Procurement Subcontract Manager you will be fully responsible for the management of suppliers, within a specified Thales project. The role will require frequent and close engagement of suppliers to ensure that requirements are executed in accordance with technical, program, cost and performance (quality and delivery) requirements.

Management of Thales and Customer Change(s) with Supplier(s) making sure all subcontracts, are updated accordingly; including drafting, extending, renewing and terminating agreements. Management and development of appropriate mechanism (s) to monitor compliance to agreed terms and conditions with the supplier(s).

Contribute to Bids by liaising with the Bid team and/or Acquisition Project Manager to understand new requirements. Early engagement with Supplier(s) to support and contribute to producing competitive bids and products, and delivering profitable projects.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

Ongoing Supplier Management responsibilities

Manage, and be accountable for, the overall performance and compliance of their Supplier(s).
Ensure Supplier requirements are executed achieving favourable conditions and consistency with technical, program, cost and performance (quality and delivery) requirements.
Engage and communicate efficiently with internal Customers and Stakeholders as necessary in executing Supplier requirements.
Be the sole point of contact for all communications between Thales and the Supplier(s) including; Requests for Proposals and Quotations, supporting Technical discussions, Contract and Work Package kick-off meetings and evaluation of Supplier tenders.
Generate/review RFQs, ensuring bid and program requirements are captured
Create accurate Procurement estimates, covering labour, material and Total Cost of Ownership to the bid team
Negotiation of sub-contracts, including appropriate Customer flow down, to support Project budget constraints and achieve timely performance whilst minimising programme risk and exploiting programme opportunities.
Manage the schedule and performance of allocated work packages, ensuring rigorous adherence to project management, quality and technical governance. Coordinate and lead subcontract review meetings including Identification and mobilisation of internal support to sub-contracts from other Thales departments.
Review and monitor supplier financial stability, identify risk areas prior to engagement and recognise trigger points where further analysis would be required.

Responsibilities particular to the Bid Phase or for New Products

Promote early Procurement and Supplier engagement in Bids, Projects and Product design
Contribute to the Acquisition Strategy and Plan
Responsible for providing accurate and updated information to the Procurement Summary Sheet (PSS) for their designated suppliers.
Assist in Purchase vet planning.
Undertake commercial and contractual tasks as required, including definition of Customer flow down terms and conditions.
Ensure effectiveness by employing suitable reporting, tracking and performance management tools and techniques.

Strategic responsibilities in support of the wider Project

Work with key stakeholders to ensure the release of procurement specifications, statements of work and requisitions to support project delivery.
Work with the Acquisition Project Manager to contribute towards monthly procurement reporting to the Project.
Contribute to the Procurement Risk Register, ensuring appropriate risk is captured and Supplier mitigation actions are undertaken and completed.
Work with Technical teams to resolve design issues impacting on Supplier performance
Commit to procurement performance including bought in costs, delivery/lead times, quality, resource management, cash-flow, risks and opportunities.
Analyse existing subcontracts (including terms and condition, statement of works, technical requirement specifications, etc) and analyse areas of risk such as conflicts, deviations and ambiguities. Make appropriate recommendations to the wider Project on the mitigation of such risks while monitoring and supporting any subsequent remedial actions.

Qualifications , Experience and Skills:

Relevant experience working in a mid to senior level procurement position managing Sub Contracts.
Track record of success in a similar role in relevant businesses or markets
Supplier Relationship and Performance Management techniques and measurement
Broad range of Procurement skills focused on: Needs Analysis, Design to Cost, Make-Team-Buy, Technical Interface Management, Supplier Management, Risk and Opportunity Management, Subcontract Management.
Commercially astute with advanced negotiation skills and experience including differing contracting models
Convincing written and oral communication and presentation skills.
Interpersonal skills to optimise cross organisation working and to work effectively with Supplier(s).
Analytical skills
Well-developed organisational skills
MCIPS or equivalent qualifications in other disciplines – Desirable

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