Overview

Thales’ established presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has lasted for over forty-five years. The Group presently employs seven-hundred people in the country and provides its customers with advanced solutions in defence, security, aerospace, transportation and space.
The Group has built a mature relationship with the Kingdom through solid, country-wide partnerships. This has allowed Thales to expand its footprint at a local level and to be able to meet ever-evolving customer demands.
The Al-Masjid al-Haram mosque in Mecca, a world-renowned Holy site, is secured by Thales integrated systems (credit – afby71)
The Al-Masjid al-Haram mosque in Mecca, a world-renowned Holy site, is secured by Thales integrated systems (credit – afby71)

Key Figures

A presence for over
45
700
employees to date

Local cooperation

Thales strategy in Saudi Arabia is in full line with Vision 2030. Since the early beginning Thales set up and continuously develops its local footprint through a diversified approach, developing industrial partnerships throughout the country in all the group domains. Thales is supporting Vision 2030, the Country roadmap to develop the Kingdom in the next 15 coming years :
  • Over the past few decades, Thales has established solid foundations for effective cooperation with local industries, thus increasing Thales’ presence in Saudi Arabia. This has been achieved through the transfer of technology, offering technical expertise and assistance to companies like Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), Al Salam, and others.
  • As a pioneer in localisation in the country, Thales’ strategy is to accelerate the saudisation through transfers of technology and local production. 
Thales has also developed invaluable cooperative agreements with public organisations & institutions and universities & academies:
  • Thales has strengthened its cooperation with King Abdulaziz City for Sciences & Technology (KACST) and Taqnia in order to develop and set joint programmes related to the Group’s activities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • In 2010, Thales signed a collaboration agreement with King Saudi University (King Abdullah Institute for Nanotechnology) for joint research programmes.
  • The Group is a co-founder and board member of Al Faysal University. Today, Thales is developing cooperation agreements with Princess Nora University, Al Yamamah University, KFUPM University and other technical colleges.

Activities

  • Defence in Saudi Arabia
    In Defence, Thales has been selected to supply major electronic air defence and protection systems by the Minister of Defence (MoD).
  • Transportation in Saudi Arabia
    Thales is a world leader in electronics and security systems, building on its expertise to provide solutions that set the standard in the transportation industry.
  • Aerospace in Saudi Arabia
    This sector exhibits Thales as a market leader in the fields of avionics and air traffic management systems, outlining the Group’s capacity to provide a comprehensive end-to-end response to the challenges of air transport.
  • Security in Saudi Arabia
    Thales is highly active in the Arabian security sector, with a deep influence in the protection of critical infrastructure including Mecca’s & Madinah’s mosques, oil refineries and petro-chemical sites.
  • Space in Saudi Arabia
    As the Group’s space-related activities remain largely Eurocentric, Thales’ space influence in the Middle East is comparatively subdued.

3 matching job(s)

  • SAP byDesign Support Specialist
    Regular Employment -

    SAP byDesign Support Specialist

    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

     

    THALES GROUP AND THALES IN SAUDI ARABIA

    Worldwide, our customers rely on our expertise and innovation of 62,000 people in 56 countries across five markets; Aerospace, Space, Transportation, Defence and Security.

     

    We have been present in Saudi Arabia for 40 years and with over 600 employees to date, we are growing rapidly. Together we are delivering our signalling, control and train protection systems for the North –South Railway (NSR), the longest system of it’s kind in the world. Together we are key suppliers of In-flight entertainment and connectivity systems as well as air traffic management solutions in Saudi. We are making Saudi Arabia a safer place by securing the country’s critical infrastructure and e-security solutions that secure the country’s electronic payment systems.

    Thales has been selected to supply major electronic systems for air defence and the Group also supplied communication and optronic systems for the Army, the Saudi Arabia National Guards and the Air Force.

     

    WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR A SAP BYDESIGN SUPPORT SPECIALIST TO JOIN THE THALES PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE TEAM IN RIYADH SAUDI ARABIA

     

    The SAP byDesign Support Specialist will support the deployment of SAP By Design and other business applications throughout the Thales Saudi Arabia.

     

    Key Responsibilities:

    SAP By Design deployment

    • Support the deployment of SAP By Design features in response to business needs

    • Support new Thales projects in ramp-up phase

    • Support & coordinate the key users community

    • Train users

    • Write manuals and procedures for SAP By Design usage within the Middle-East environment and organization

    • Contributes to the development of the SAP By Design community within Thales in other countries

    • Contributes to the development of best practices in using SAP By Design

     

    Information Security Management

    • Manage Information Security Projects following the Thales Group processes (Chorus/Manage IS Demand)

    • Support the business in identification of risks & opportunities linked to IS (improvement of organization, business processes maturity, best practices recommendations...)

    • Support the deployment of Thales Group solutions

     

    Skills and Experience:

    • Experience with ERP deployment project - preferably on Project Management and Customer Service areas

    • Experience in IS Project Management

    • Consulting experience welcome

    • Project Management methodology and processes (PMP certification or similar preferred)

    • Good relationship with community of users, their representatives and the local management

    • Capability of synthesis to present the business needs and related solutions

    • English mandatory, French would be welcome to interface with Group IS and central functions

     

    Your contributions to Thales’ cutting-edge products make possible the continued delivery of excellence and hundreds of millions of satisfied passengers globally. If your skills, experience and attitude match the above and you are looking for exciting challenges, please apply now using the link below and we will be in touch. At Thales in the Saudi Arabia we provide careers – not jobs.

     

    Visit https://www.thalesgroup.com/ careers to find our full list of open positions.


    • Preferably Saudi National
    • Saudi female are encouraged to apply
    • If non Saudi, sponsorship should be transferrable

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  • Country Controller
    Regular Employment -

    Country Controller
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    THALES GROUP AND THALES IN SAUDI ARABIA
    Worldwide, our customers rely on our expertise and innovation of 62,000 people in 56 countries across five markets; Aerospace, Space, Transportation, Defence and Security.

    We have been present in Saudi Arabia for 40 years and with over 600 employees to date, we are growing rapidly. Together we are delivering our signalling, control and train protection systems for the North –South Railway (NSR), the longest system of it’s kind in the world. Together we are key suppliers of In-flight entertainment and connectivity systems as well as air traffic management solutions in Saudi. We are making Saudi Arabia a safer place by securing the country’s critical infrastructure and e-security solutions that secure the country’s electronic payment systems.
    Thales has been selected to supply major electronic systems for air defence and the Group also supplied communication and optronic systems for the Army, the Saudi Arabia National Guards and the Air Force.

    WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR A COUNTRY CONTROLLER TO JOIN THE THALES FINANCE TEAM IN RIYADH SAUDI ARABIA.

    The Country Controller will ensure the coherence of the consolidation of the overall financial reporting done at country level. In charge of the coordination of budgetary process. Interface with the Group Headquarters in France regarding the financial reporting.

    Key Responsibilities:
    • Country reporting centralization and consolidation
    • Budget process coordination
    • Participate in financial analysis
    • Implementation / upgrade of common tools in order to ensure accuracy of Country Financial Data.
    • Participate in overseeing and coordinating group actions at country level
    • Participate in Financial and Accounting support to Joint Ventures.

    Skills and Experience:
    A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in Finance, Accounting or related field required.

    • Finance/ Accounting/ Controlling experience
    • Advanced proficiency in MS office (Excel & Powerpoint)
    • Knowledge of ERP and reporting tools
    • Rigorous and process oriented
    • Able to work under pressure and deliver on time
    • Competent in analysis and writing
    • Able to deal with high level people
    • French language is a plus

    Your contributions to Thales’ cutting-edge products make possible the continued delivery of excellence and hundreds of millions of satisfied passengers globally. If your skills, experience and attitude match the above and you are looking for exciting challenges, please apply now using the link below and we will be in touch. At Thales in the Saudi Arabia, we provide careers – not jobs.

    Visit https://www.thalesgroup.com/careers to find our full list of open positions.


    • Preferably Saudi National
    • Saudi female are encouraged to apply
    • If non Saudi, sponsorship should be transferrable

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  • Legal Counsel
    Regular Employment -
    Legal Counsel
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    THALES GROUP AND THALES IN SAUDI ARABIA
    Worldwide, our customers rely on our expertise and innovation of 62,000 people in 56 countries across five markets; Aerospace, Space, Transportation, Defence and Security.

    We have been present in Saudi Arabia for 40 years and with over 600 employees to date, we are growing rapidly. Together we are delivering our signalling, control and train protection systems for the North –South Railway (NSR), the longest system of it’s kind in the world. Together we are key suppliers of In-flight entertainment and connectivity systems as well as air traffic management solutions in Saudi. We are making Saudi Arabia a safer place by securing the country’s critical infrastructure and e-security solutions that secure the country’s electronic payment systems.
    Thales has been selected to supply major electronic systems for air defence and the Group also supplied communication and optronic systems for the Army, the Saudi Arabia National Guards and the Air Force.

    WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR A LEGAL COUNSEL TO JOIN THE THALES GENERAL COUNSEL LEGAL, CONTRACTS, RISKS & INSURANCE TEAM IN RIYADH SAUDI ARABIA.

    The Legal Counsel will provide comprehensive legal expertise and support to Thales companies in Saudi Arabia for both Civil and Military activities under supervision of Legal Manager.

    Key Responsibilities:
    General
    • Contribute to and support business decisions at the correct level in close alignment with the Contracts Managers.
    • Ensure deployment of best practices and processes of Legal across the business cycle of the company and in close interfacing with other functions.

    Legal Support for Bids and Projects
    • Supports the Sales and/or Bid Manager, ensures the pertinence of commitments, identifies contractual risks and participates in the negotiation of contractual clauses.
    • Supports the Project and the Contracts Manager, guarantees strict compliance with the Local and International law and proposes actions to minimize and mitigate risks in full compliance with Local Jurisdiction.

    Provide Governis reports on timely basis
    • Monitor the validity and timely preparation of governance documents related to Thales companies in Saudi Arabia to comply with company law.
    • Provide Governis reports on timely basis.

    Legal advice about the Labor Law and other Local Laws and Regulations, promote legal awareness
    • Upon request, provide advice to the HR and HSE Department about the terms of the Labor Law regarding the relation between the company and the employees. Provide opinion and guidance to management on compliance with Saudi Laws.
    • Provide Legal Bulletins and Legal Alerts regarding the changes in Saudi Law which affect company’s business.

    Skills and Experience:
    A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in Law or related field required.

    • Read, analyze and interpret laws and contracts.
    • Familiar with Microsoft word, excel and power point.

    Your contributions to Thales’ cutting-edge products make possible the continued delivery of excellence and hundreds of millions of satisfied passengers globally. If your skills, experience and attitude match the above and you are looking for exciting challenges, please apply now using the link below and we will be in touch. At Thales in the Saudi Arabia, we provide careers – not jobs.

    Visit https://www.thalesgroup.com/careers to find our full list of open positions.

    • Preferably Saudi National
    • If non Saudi, sponsorship should be transferrable
    • Open to mobilize

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