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Supplier Relationship Manager


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 04/08/2017

Job Category:

Transport, Shipping, Logistics / Purchasing

Job description:
  • Exciting career opportunity with the growing Maritime team at Thales Australia
  • Senior role as you make your mark within a new program
  • Idyllic Garden Island | Sydney location – permanent role and senior salary package
Why Work For Thales?

At Thales,  we’re committed to caring about the whole of you.  Creating an environment of trust and empowerment where your contribution is valued, where your well-being  counts and you can manage the right work-life balance for you.  We believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working.  We’re always open to discussing your individual needs, just let us know what works for you.

That commitment extends through our generous benefits package: that’s why Thales were the first Engineering company in Australia to pay the superannuation guarantee on unpaid primary carer’s  leave.  Whether you want to work for 4 years and get paid to take the 5th year off, or you just need help finding a childcare place, you’ll have our support every step of the way.  

Developing Your Career

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.  
About Thales

We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we clarify complicated problems by combining our experience in market with our leading research and development capabilities.  

Our Opportunity

We are soon to commence a significant in-service support program for our primary customer, the Royal Australian Navy. As a Supply Relationship Manager you will join a newly formed team to support a critical addition to the Royal Australian Navy fleet. You will control the nominated Subcontractor requirements in accordance with schedules and all associated activities in support of the in-service support and maintenance activities. You will also play a crucial role in  maintaining the ongoing collaborative working level relationship with counterparts within the Thales program, subcontractor networks and other associated stakeholder organisations. 

  • Providing subject matter expertise and advice over supplier contracts interpretation and compliance with Defence, customers and key suppliers
  • Understand the financial implications of supplier decisions and provide specialist advice on financial impacts, outcomes and recommend commercial approach
  • Manage transactional procurement activities and contribute to the improvement of Inventory and purchasing practices with the purpose of reducing product costs and lead times
  • Leadership of assigned staff and contributing to the professional development of team capability
About You
  • Relevant tertiary qualification (supply chain, logistics, engineering) and significant experience in a similar role
  • Broad supply chain experience and knowledge (technical, systems and tools) 
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Proven ability to influence key stakeholders in the achievement of business outcomes
  • Those with any relevant additional qualifications / training will be viewed favourably (APICS), as will those with relevant Defence industry experience
Special Requirements 

Must be an Australian Citizen to access information covered by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

To Apply

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We believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working.  We’re open to discussing your individual needs, just let us know.