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Manager Supply Chain and Procurement (m/f/d)

Thales Alenia Space Schweiz AG


Thales Alenia Space Schweiz AG in Zurich, with its 70 employees, is the Swiss branch of the internationally operating Thales Alenia Space, which has been developing, integrating, testing and operating innovative and complex space systems for more than 40 years. Thales Alenia Space Switzerland technologies and products are used in the exploration of our solar system and the cosmos, earth observation and satellite telecommunications.

At our location in Zurich in Switzerland, we are searching for a new member in space travel as

Manager Supply Chain and Procurement (m/f/d)

You will enjoy having this responsibility:

The Manager Supply Chain and Procurement has leadership responsibilities and is accountable for the actions of the assigned procurement team, warehouse and logistics employees, project buyers and supplier managers within the TAS-CH Supply Chain Management operation.

It also involves the following tasks:

  • Responsible for all the Supply Chain and procurement activities within Thales Alenia Space Switzerland

  • Direct management of the local Supply Chain and Procurement team

  • As Supply Chain country representative, responsible for the coordination with TAS Group Procurement and for the associated reporting.

  • Responsible for the implementation of the Supply Chain and Procurement processes at TAS-CH in accordance with TAS Group policy.

  • Key role in Bid management (estimation of procurement cost, request for offer to suppliers, coordination with TAS Group Category Buyers, negotiation…)

  • Key SAP user and leading role in implementation of new SAP solutions and analysis for better process execution, traceability and time reduction

  • Identification of profitable suppliers and initiation of procurement partnerships

  • Negotiation with external vendors to secure advantageous terms

  • Approval of ordering of necessary goods and services

  • Responsible for contract management related to supply chain activities

  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness

  • Perform risk management for supply contracts and agreements

  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs

You have:

  • University Degree with focus on Supply Chain Management, Procurement or similar

  • Significant experience in industry and in particular in supply chain coordination (preferably in aerospace, aeronautic, defense or electronic industry)

  • Very strong proficiency of supply-chain and procurement processes within an international coorporation

  • A first team leader experience would be a benefit

  • Sound knowledge of SAP (MM)

  • Profound knowledge in custom and import/export processes

  • Fluent proficiency in English and German, French is an advantage

  • Proactive and team-oriented mindset

Do you want to hear more about this position? The Talent Acquisition Team Switzerland is looking forward to hearing from you:

Tel.: +49 (0) 7156 353 36203

We look forward to receiving your application via our workday career portal:

Look forward to the collegial climate of a Swiss SME and the international reach of a global corporation with employment conditions that leave nothing to be desired. Thales lives diversity in everyday life, values work-life balance and where possible enables flexible working.

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