Managing purchases, capturing market innovation, optimising relations with suppliers and managing risks, is a strategy for the Group.

Managing purchases, capturing market innovation, optimising relations with suppliers and managing risks, is a strategy for the Group.

Above all, to be a Purchaser means:

  • Being close to the strategy of different activity areas of the Group,
  • Developing in an international environment,
  • Working with current purchasing advisors with the view of optimising needs,
  • Conducting complex negotiations,
  • Coordinating multidisciplinary teams: technical, industrial, financial, legal.

This function includes:

Purchasing Products/Bids/Projects

The team is involved in purchasing products/bids/projects work closely with the Bid and Projects teams. They contribute to the Make-or-Buy approach and the definition of the resulting acquisition plan. They are involved in the purchasing performance during the bid and throughout the project cycle.

Jobs:

  • Purchasing Director/Manager (Products / Bids / Projects)

Purchasing Segment/Family

Each manager in this team is in charge of a Purchasing Family portfolio. They devise and help to define the Group Purchasing Strategy and manage and rationalise the list of suppliers and lead contract negotiations with these suppliers.  

Jobs:

  • Purchasing Segment Director
  • Family Buyer
  • Procurement / Support Manager

Testimony

Thales Group - Michael Salliss


Michael Salliss

Business Management / Purchasing
UK

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