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Job Ref:  R0011508
Employer:  Thales Group
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Crawley
Post Code:  RH10
17/10/2016 22:01
As the European number one in defence electronics and the world number two in defence radio communications, Thales is a leading name in the global defence and security markets. In addition to equipping over 40 naval forces across the globe, we have a proud 125-year heritage here in the UK. Today that is represented in our key role delivering the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier and our programmes include the world's most advanced, fully integrated, passive and active search and attack sonar suite fitted to the new Astute Class submarine.

As the Head of Maritime Strategy you will be responsible for providing the long term strategic guidance to the various businesses that make up Thales’ maritime offering. Using your deep maritime sector knowledge, network and business planning acumen you will position yourself as a thought leader both internally and externally. Reporting into the Director of Strategy and Marketing you will have access to a wealth of data and strategic toolsets and some of the best analysts in our industry to shape your thinking.

Key Responsibilities
  • Build your network with key, strategic players in the maritime market sector through customer conferences, trade bodies and associations, competitors, think-tanks and partner organisations to develop a sense of the long term requirements of our customers
  • Develop a reputation in the market as a subject matter expert through thought leadership, representation at external sector forums and publishing white papers
  • Share market insights at a global level that will influence the global maritime strategy of Thales
  • Generate market insight, analysis and an understanding of the sector and key customers that will assist Product Managers, Sales Directors and Go to Market Communications in making critical decisions
  • Contribute market sector insights to inform the overall Thales UK country strategic plan
  • Influence the development of maritime strategy and create alignment with UK strategy.

Skills, qualifications and experience

  • A credible strategist able to form an independent view based on analysis of the facts or extrapolation from market signals. Ideally with experience in the maritime sector
  • A strategic thinker who confidently solves highly complex problems with informed, timely and decisive actions whilst maintaining integrity and transparency
  • High-level influencing, networking skills developed within global organisations
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills and written presentation / report writing skills being developed to board-level
  • Innovation and creativity to think differently and move the business away from the norm
  • Strong administrative, organisational, leadership and team working skills.

How to apply
To play a critical role in steering the direction of Thales’ future in the maritime market then please click apply.


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