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Employer: Thales
  • Acquisitions - Logistics - Supplies
  • Engineering
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: peste 5 years of experience
  • nationwide
    Updated at: 09.11.2017
    Short company description

    Together. Safer. Everywhere

    Whenever critical decisions need to be made, Thales has a role to play. In all the markets we serve – defence, security, space, aerospace and ground transportation.
    World-class technologies and the combined expertise of 65,000 employees in 56 locally based country operations make Thales a key player in assuring the security of citizens, infrastructure and nations.

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    Thales Systems Romania, operational since 2007, plays a strategic part in the Group’s Transportation Business by offering a wide range of railways signalling solutions and integrated transportation systems.

    Why joining our company in Romania:

    Because we do great things together
    Because we count for the real world
    Because we are good in what we do and share our experience with you
    Because we enjoy interesting experiences together
    Because we have a multicultural working environment (Austria, Germany, France)
    Because we are secure and stable for you, as well as for the world
    Because we have a nice benefit package to offer

    Come and see for yourself!


    Required technical skills:

    • Background in Engineering / Technic, Project, Industry
    • Experience in purchasing
    • Understanding of the business model
    • Make or Buy and risk management skills
    • Long term vision of project
    • Ability to commit and to deliver
    • Bid and Program management competencies
    • Bring added value / capture innovation
    • An experience in designing cost oriented solutions for customer is necessary

    Soft skills:

    • Capability to manage by influence and to convince
    • Open minded (listen, share ideas) and bring added value / capture innovation
    • Capability to animate international multi organization project (or bid))
    • Capability to handle conflicts / problem resolution
    • To be agile (adapt in a complex environment, multi-cultural aspect open )
    • Excellent intercommunication in written and verbal formats in his environment
    • Ability to prioritize tasks while meeting deadlines in high-pressure environment
    • Develop network and team spirit
    • Able to synthetize a global view of a complex problem


    The Procurement Manager is responsible of all Purchases that are part of a Bid / Project , General expences. He represents the Procurement organisation in the perimeter he is in charge of. He is responsible to provide the best procurement solution (quality, price and schedule), fitting with the Customer needs and aligned with the Thales Procurement strategy. To that end as well as to bring innovations from the suppliers in our solutions, he is a key member of the Bid or Project team from the early definition phase.

    Job summary

    The Procurement Manager’s main mission is to develop and promote Thales procurement competitiveness internally as well as externally (Customer, consortia,

    His tasks are :

    • To challenge the acquisition needs and requirements and to promote design to cost analysis with the suppliers, during the definition phase of the solution, in order to increase the competitiveness of the solution and to define the acquisition strategy whilst taking into account :
    o The offer available on the market / the accessible innovations or breakthroughs on the market
    o The Make or Buy analysis (both structural and project-oriented)
    o The prime contract requirements, with an appropriate flow down according to the acquisition context
    o The access to Market criteria (Key Industrial Partner)
    o The Thales Group purchasing policies
    o The acquisition needs within the Bid/ Project, to organize these needs into purchasing work packages
    o The legal and regulatory requirements (environmental rules, social regulations)
    • Define the resulting acquisition plan, in order to optimize the cost of the purchased part, with the support of the procurement Group Responsible
    • Consolidate cost competitiveness of the purchased part (in BID phase) through the Purchasing Executive Summary (PES) presented at Group level
    • Execute the acquisition plan (in project phase) in accordance with the allocated targets ( Schedule, Quality, Total Cost of Ownership, Risks & Opportunities )
    • Liaise with technical teams and Group Responsible to monitor the execution of the purchasing plan
    • Define and monitor the contractual requirements of the acquisitions
    • Comply with the “Manage Acquisition” process and use the acquisition tools in place in the organization ( e-Acquisition, ERP) for all activities

    The Procurement Manager reports to the Procurement Organization and to :

    • The Operational Director when involved in Bids
    • The Operational Director when involved in Projects

    Other info


    Challenging projects, professional development in multinational environment, training opportunities, attractive salary, 24 paid vacation days, medical care, restaurant tickets, sports programs