Job type: Full-time

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Thales people architect and deliver satellite-based systems that help position, connect and observe our planet, and push the boundaries of our understanding of planet’s resources. Our systems are in orbit at 400 km, 20000 km, 36000 km and beyond to the edges of the solar system.

He/She reports to a SPM Team Leader

Portfolio Of Suppliers , Projects

from 5 to 15 suppliers max

from 1 projects to a few projets

when carrying SPM Leader role : 1 to 3 suppliers

Missions And Responsibilities

In agreement with head of local entity operations, the Supplier Performance Manger main activities are :

Anticipation and Continuous Improvement

 In order to manage the continuous improvement, put in place the Thales best practices, including lean manufacturing, with his/her suppliers

 Responsible for the deployment, within the selected suppliers, of corrective and preventive action plans which address process, product, or component alerts from industrial operations, customer line fit manufactures, or the field support organization.

 Act as a conduit to improve the overall interface between Thales and the Supplier, using lessons learned for the continuous improvement of both parties.

Develop and execute plans, within the selected suppliers, to eliminate non-value add activities (e.g. the Seven Wastes, MUDA) in both Thales and Supplier processes, consistent with improving the quality and reliability of procured items

 Deploy, within the selected suppliers, techniques including Six Sigma, DMAIC or Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) to identify and evaluate the potential failures of process, prioritize actions to alleviate risk in both Thales and Supplier activities. Responsible for the deployment of corrective and preventive action plans which address process, product, or component alerts from industrial operations, customer line fit manufactures, or the field support organization.

 Participate to the transverse optimization actions such as Air Supply deployment (internet portal for exchanging data for Purchase Orders and forecasts), specific programs (ramp-up, ramp-down), new KPIs implementations, Reach (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals) regulations, logistics …

 Establish high level communication and intimacy with supplier’s leadership team

 For anticipation, identify transformation targets, support associated roadmap deployment through weak signals awareness and risk mitigation plans

 For anticipation, set up subtiers mapping to assesss risk exposure and propose ad hoc securization

Crisis Mode

 In case of local supply chain crisis, leads the Task Force with his/her network

 In case of Tiger Team at the Group level , can be part of the team

Reviews, SKPIs and reporting

 Organize and conduct the suppliers performance reviews with the purchase department

 Validate and issue the SKPIs for his/her portfolio

 Establish a monthly reporting for his/her portfolio

 Prepare and participate to the local Suppliers Performance Committees and category performance reviews if needed

 Transmit the SKPIs to the group level

 Monitor and report on a regularly basis the global performance action plan addressing two main topics: quality and punctuality

Relationships with the global SPM organization and BLs

 Support Group initiatives in order to improve supplier performances for the Group

 Throughout his network, he/she escalates the identification of weak signals (in coordination with Industry,Engineering, Services , Quality and Purchasing departments) to the head of entity/region SPM when needed

 Reports the performance of his/her suppliers in category performance reviews when requested by Global SPM for suppliers with very low OTD/OCD

 Contribute to the knowledge of the complete Supply Chain starting from the tier one supplier and identify the weaknesses

 May participate to the Thales IPCA Audit (Industrial Process Control Assessment) and support auditors for the closure of the findings

When acting under SPM Leader role

On Top Of SPM Missions & Responsabilities, The SPM Leader Must

For SPM leader role, he/she is in charge of the management of performances for specific suppliers in behalf of the Group in close collaboration with the SPM organization and Global and Regional Procurement. Such role of Leader is appointed by Global SPM Director (in alignement and agreement with SPM Network).

 Act as a leader with a global vision of the supplier performance and coordination of SPMs from various entities

 Monitor Supplier Performance for the group, collect and organise the various root cause analysis done by SPM in entities and align with SPMs in entities needs to audit supplier sites

 Except when supplier is under Tiger Team or Supplier Development Management, collect the various action plans done by SPM in entities and ensure their correctness, coordinate action plan implementation under a global roadmap at supplier and internally, in relation with SPM in entities and lead performance reviews at supplier, by coordinating SPM in entities

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!
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Deadline: 19-06-2023

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