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About your future job
Imagine your job being a career opportunity where you can develop yourself and grow into a position where you can make the difference. A position where you lead cross-functional teams working closely together with our partners and suppliers to source the best solutions for our customers all over the world. Solutions that help our customers to defend themselves and enable them to fulfill their missions.
Pleasure in your job is essential to us. As Category Buyer (CB) you are part of a motivated and driven Thales Netherlands Procurement team and equally motivated and driven Global Category team.
You will be working on a dedicated Procurement Category portfolio within the segment ‘Systems & Equipment’. You will negotiate and procure complete subsystems as part of the overall defense solution, for example a jammer system for a naval ship, but also supply chain items that will be built into our radar and other systems. In the development of your professional skills you will be coached by an experienced team member and you will also be supported by the local and global Procurement team in learning about the extensive Thales Procurement tools, processes and sourcing strategies.
You will pro-actively contribute to the establishment of our category strategies in line with the business needs of our Thales Netherlands organization. We expect you to ensure competitiveness, quality and timely delivery for your scope. You will contribute to – or even lead - the full procurement process from requisition until end of contract, whereby you are supported by a multi-disciplinary team with subject matter experts from Engineering, Legal, Finance.
You build close relations with your suppliers in order to make supplier knowledge and competitiveness available to the benefit of Thales products and services. We trust your ability to negotiate and bridge gaps to satisfy the needs of your stakeholders and suppliers. We expect you to develop a strong procurement representation within our internal organization and deliver results from your supplier negotiations which match the key business interests of Thales. Your coach will help further in refining your skills and expertise.
Your responsibilities and tasks include:
Why you'd be a good match
We are in search for an enthusiastic and motivated colleague who is/has:
What's in it for you
With 80.000 talents working in 68 countries, we are one of the biggest high-tech employers in the field of safety and security. In the Netherlands, where 2500 employees are based, we are located in four cities: Huizen, Delft, Eindhoven and Hengelo (HQ).
Do you want to kickstart your career in an international high-tech environment? And are you looking for a traineeship where you can develop your personal skills? Our traineeship starts in October 2023. Check www.thalestraineeship.nl
As a Thales trainee you get the opportunity to quickly and broadly orientate yourself within the organization. The work is challenging, the guidance is good and together with the other trainees we form a close team.