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Procurement Manager

Company: Thales Group
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Location: Irvine, United States of America

Thales people architect solutions that enable two-thirds of planes to take off and land safely. We create in-flight entertainment systems that engross 50 million fliers every year and we develop the avionics that control the world's largest commercial aircrafts. Our simulators train the next generation of pilots for fighter jets, transporters and search and rescue helicopters. And, together, each and every member of our aerospace team makes a difference.

We are currently looking for a Procurement Manager to join Thales in Irvine, CA The Procurement Manager will lead a Team of 5-10 Tactical Procurement Buyers to purchase materials and services in support of the Business Line requirements; in accordance with Thales Procurement Purchasing Policy, Guidelines and Strategy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to hire, lead, coach, mentor and supervise a Team of Tactical Procurement professionals in the acquisition of material and services for the Business Line.

  • Adheres to Thales Operating Procedures as defined in Chorus 2.0

  • Supports and executes purchasing in alignment with the Thales Procurement Regional and Global Procurement Strategies.

  • Leads Procurement process lean initiatives to improve team productivity, ownership, and accountability of Supplier Contract adherence, Inventory Management and Customer deliverables.

  • Defines and monitors Tactical Purchasing and Supplier Metrics to ensure flawless execution to Project and Operational requirements.

  • Manages and executes local negotiations per the Business Line's Delegation of Authority spend parameters.

  • Leads team in KPI adherence using LeanDNA (POs Place on time, Shortage Management, Open PO order Management) with team assigned suppliers.

  • Will need to also support Management of Supplier transitions as well as also take on managing a small supplier base as well.

  • Adheres to the Procurement Roles and Responsibilities as defined by Procurement Management;

  • some examples listed below;
  • Upon Contract execution by the Regional and/or Global Procurement Team is responsible to input into SAP the Contract requirements including Price, NRE, Inco Terms, and Payment Terms etc.

  • Upon receipt of a Purchase Requisition from planning, ensure the accuracy of order, account number, project number, ship location, quantity, specification, requirements and terms and conditions.

  • Transforms the Purchase requisition into a Supplier Purchase Orders

  • Ensures Supplier Purchase Order acknowledgement and delivery commitment in support of Project schedule and requirements.

  • Manages Purchase Order reschedules, cancellations, changes (specification, quantity, price)

  • Manages subcontract and consigned inventories at suppliers.

  • Expedites delivery of goods or services as required to meet demand requirements. Works with supporting organizations to quickly contain problems, identify root cause and implement permanent corrective actions as they arise.

  • Attends all assigned program and readiness meetings to provide Material status and identify new requirements.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in field with 8-12+ years' experience or Master's degree in field with 6+ years' experience

  • 3+ years of people leadership experience

  • SAP or Oracle ERP system experience is required

  • Experience coaching, developing, and mentoring Team members.

  • Experience in leading Supply Chain Oracle/SAP implementation projects.

  • SAP Enterprise Resource Planning proficiency

  • Experience using Microsoft office tools (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project, etc) as an integral part of day-to-day activity and l to perform analysis and report generation required to support management and decision-making activities.

  • Experience creating excel pivot tables

Preferred qualifications:

  • APICS and ISM certifications preferred.

  • Six Sigma Black Belt or equivalent Lean problem solving skills preferred. Procurement/Supply Chain Management experience in the Aerospace, Airline and/or Electronics industry is preferred.

  • Proficient problem solving skills.

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills as this position has high time demands and pressures and requires incumbent to effectively prioritize, juggle, and manage numerous projects, initiatives, problem-solving, and decision-making activities.

  • Ability to holding team members and colleagues accountable to departmental commitments.

Are you ready to be part a part of something big? If your skills, experience and attitude are a match and you're looking for an exciting challenge, please apply now using the link below and we will be in touch.

Thales champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.

Keywords: Thales Group, Irvine , Procurement Manager, Other , Irvine, California

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