Category Manager Installation and Civil works MEA Jobs in UAE at Thales Group

Title: Category Manager Installation and Civil works MEA

Company: Thales Group

Location: UAE

Type: Full Time

Category: Management, Supply Chain/Logistics

Position: Category Manager Installation and Civil works for MEA

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow’s possible.

Thales has built a presence in the United Arab Emirates for over 35 years, and today has over 300 employees. Thales in the UAE is part of our Middle East business that has 1,800 people across Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, KSA, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar and UAE. Together we delivered technology for the Dubai metro, the longest driverless metro network in the world and a fare collection system that processes up to 250,000 transactions per day. We make UAE a safer place by providing secure electronic payment solutions, cyber security systems and communications as well as security systems for Dubai International Airport and air traffic management and navigation systems for Abu Dhabi’s airport.


The role of the Installation & Construction Category Manager is to lead the procurement of complex Civil Work/Construction & Installations activities across various market sectors, from transportation to air traffic management centers.

In this role, the Category Manager will ensure that the execution of bid and project sourcing is in line with the business and corporate objectives, and that time frames and deliverables are aligned in order to deliver the best overall outcome (cost, service and/or quality) for Thales.

The role covers all the market sectors within Thales, and as such requires an excellent view of the organization as well as a strong ability to interact with senior stakeholders. He/she will be knowledgeable of the Installation & Construction market and possess the necessary leadership behaviors to drive category strategy.


Defining Long Term Procurement Strategy for Installation and Construction:

Developing a category strategy, that meets the regional and global business objectives;

Actively sourcing, assessing and qualifying potential suppliers;

Understanding the demand for this type of activities across Thales Germany;

Collating and optimizing the demand;

Setting up contractual agreements;

Analyzing and reporting on Spend Management;

With the support of the Global Category Manager, keeping abreast of industry/ family best practices.

Leading the tendering process for bids and projects involving Installation and Construction by:

Executing the sourcing strategy through a disciplined RFI/ RFQ tendering process;

Managing the RFQ process, which includes creation of RFQ package, release to market, review supplier responses, provide recommendations;

Identifying risks and opportunities;

Influencing the design and/ or specification to generate additional savings;

Proposing a negotiation strategy and lead the negotiation;

Coordinating closure on the final decision;

Executing the procurement contract.

Supporting the Supply Chain process by:

Managing the supplier’s performance (quality, cost and timely delivery), including risks and opportunities;

Leading the supplier performance review program;

Managing key Project stakeholders.


Experience in the Construction and/or Installation mark…


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