-  The smart network where hbo and wo students find their internship and first job.

The smart network where hbo and wo students find their internship and first job.

Afstudeeropdracht - Sales and Operations Planning; the next maturity level

Posted 24 May 2024
Work experience
0 to 1 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

Your career starts on

Create a profile and receive smart job recommendations based on your liked jobs.

Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP); the next maturity level, Huizen

About Thales

In the Netherlands, where more than 2200 employees are based, we are located in four cities: Huizen, Delft, Eindhoven and Hengelo (HQ). Together with an extensive ecosystem of knowledge partners, customers and suppliers, we work on radars for naval vessels, cyber security solutions, transportation systems, communication equipment for land forces, cryogenic cooling solutions and research & development for radar tech (in collaboration with TU Delft).

A wide range of business is operated from the location of Thales Huizen. Most activities fall under the Global Business Unit Secure Communication and Information Systems (SIX) in three different business lines: Radio Communication Products (RCP), Protection Systems (PRS) and Cyber Defense Solutions (CDS). Thales Huizen develops and produces it’s own product called SOTAS. SOTAS is a tactical radio and communication solution for military vehicles, which is sold worldwide through other directly to the customers or through other Thales entities. Furthermore, Thales Huizen offers cyber- and site security for different customers and maintains some trainers and simulators for the Dutch army.

About the team:

  • You are part of the Project team S&OP under responsibility of the S&OP Leader. The Project Team is a interdisciplinary team with representatives of Sales, Engineering, Projects & Bids, Supply Chain and Controlling.
  • The team reports to the Steering Group S&OP and the MT of Thales Huizen
  • There is a hierarchical line to the sponsor of the program, the Director Supply Chain.
  • Intense collaboration with both Thales Netherlands (HQ, Hengelo) and Thales Group (international).

About the assignment

We want to bring S&OP to a higher level of maturity. S&OP is a business practice which ties mid-term business planning to strategic business goals. To continuously improve the S&OP practice and focus on obtaining higher levels of maturity. For next year we aim to:

  • Improve data quality with Business Intelligence tools;
  • Improve Forecast accuracy;
  • Integrate (Financial) KPI’s with S&OP planning;
  • Continuously improve current planning practices;
  • Integrate CDG & RCP services in S&OP.

Share your vision (and have direct impact) on possible improvements of current planning practices and tools.

We can discuss the exact assignment with you to match them with your interests.

Affinity and/or experience with

  • Process-oriented;
  • Supply Chain Management;
  • Planning models;
  • Data Expert/Scientist, Excel guru, databases knowledgeable;
  • Continuous improvement;
  • Stakeholder management.

What’s in it for you

  • Get to know all business processes and supporting systems of Thales in a short period of time. S&OP process ties all these processes together.
  • Work on both soft and hard skills, in close collaboration with multidisciplinary teams/ stakeholders.
  • Have direct impact on a crucial business process, and provide useful insights to support strategical decision making.
  • An interesting graduation assignment within our high-tech, innovative work environment;
  • A comfortable, flexible work space in a modern environment;
  • An excellent internship allowance;
  • Its own student association where you can participate in educational and fun activities.
  • The possibility to continue working for Thales after your internship/studies (we will hire more than 300 new colleagues this year!)

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

Active in 65 countries
2,500 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 45 years