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Working as part of the Procurement & Supply Chain Team you will provide professional and effective procurement and commercial lifecycle support to the business, influencing business and senior stakeholders shaping business requirements and market capabilities to ensure best outcomes. You will therefore have experience of managing change and creating innovative solutions.
The procurement activity will range from the sourcing of alliance partners for large complex projects through to smaller scale supporting requirements across a variety of contracting models and arrangements.
There will be a particular focus on projects and activities where significant cross functional working is required to exploit all opportunities so good stakeholder and relationship management skills are required. Focus will be on new routes to market, reducing cost, improving quality and maximising value for money through best practice strategic sourcing, category management, contract management & outsourcing.
Key Responsibilities and Tasks:
Lead / participate in contractual negotiations and supplier management / development activities including incentivisation and managing demand vs. availability, contractual and cost performance.
Work with knowledge holders across the supply chain including customers / suppliers to determine performance and cost improvement opportunities and long term partnering solutions.
Skills and Experience
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.