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Job Ref:  R0011144
Employer:  Thales Group
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Basingstoke
11/10/2016 22:01
Thales is a leading international electronics and systems group, addressing global defence, space, aerospace, security and transportation markets. Together our people make the world safer.

Join our team based in Basingstoke providing specialist missile and complex weapon sub-systems to customers world-wide.

As Product Line Manager (PLM), you will be responsible for all aspects of planning throughout the product life cycle, from initial marketing, launch, deployment, support and withdrawal.

Reporting to the local Head of Business, with functional reporting to the Business Area Strategy Director, the role spans activities in Basingstoke and Elancourt (France). Key responsibilities include:

  • Analysing the accessible world market, customer needs, trends, competition and pricing polices
  • Proposing and maintaining product policies, plans and business cases (including financial investments) in accordance with customer and market needs, and Group guidelines
  • Working closely with the Technical community to align the R&T strategy to the future customer and market needs
  • Supporting Capture and Sales leads by identifying appropriate product offers, strategies and target prices to ensure winning commercial proposals
  • Monitoring and validating forecasts (orders, sales, margins and “profit and loss”) associated with each product throughout the Group financial budgeting cycle

Skills, qualifications and experience:

  • It is likely that the candidate will have a strong background in Defence or Aerospace
  • Some experience in technical or programme management could be an advantage providing the candidate has transitioned towards product development, strategy, sales, marketing or business development
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, with an analytical approach, must meet deadlines
  • Familiarity with business plans and investment cases
  • Demonstrated leadership, motivational and team working skills with ability to influence others in setting and implementing policy and plans
  • Ability to work in a “matrix” based, international organisation

We are re-locating from Basingstoke to Reading (Green Park) in Q2 2017
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