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Operations Director

ID de l'offre R0098394 Date de publication 14/07/2020 Lieu: Sydney, Nouvelle-Galles du Sud, Australia
Full time, Contrat à Durée Indéterminée (CDI)
Location: Sydney, Australia

About Thales

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.

We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we solve complicated problems by combining our experience in the market with our leading research and development capabilities.

Thales is a strategic industrial partner of major Defence operations around the world. In Australia the Vehicles and Tactical Systems (VTS) business is diverse and operates across 20+ sites employing 1600 people. The Production Centres manufacture products that span chemicals and energetic materials, a range of munitions, small arms weapons systems, and vehicles. The Service Centres provide logistics support, supply chain management and Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade services for weapon, vehicle and electro-optic systems. In addition, there is a stand-alone EO logistics business operating Australia-wide serving the Australian Defence Force. VTS is entering a significant period of transformational change to improve competitiveness and achieve growth.

We are currently seeking applications for an experienced Director of Operations, who will lead operation activities across all Production and Service Centres for our VTS business. This role reports to the Vice President of VTS Australia.

As the Director of Operations, you are accountable for leading the Operations function with an emphasis on:

  • Manufacturing operations, MROU services operations
  • Industrialisation, supply chain improvement and management.
  • LEAN and Industry 4.0 initiatives
  • HSE, Facilities management and Quality management
  • Ensuring Customer & Programme Delivery by overseeing daily operations and the work of operations management, including workload analysis, recommending solutions for improvement
  • Setting comprehensive objectives for business competitiveness, growth and success to maximise operational efficiency and productivity
  • Designing, planning, implementing and managing competitiveness and performance strategies, plans and procedures
  • Providing and driving a clear strategic business plan and the industrial and operational road-map to achieve it
  • Reporting operations outputs against appropriate KPIs and best practice
  • Building and maintaining relationships with all leaders, external key partners, and suppliers to make decisions regarding operational activity and strategic goals

About you:

  • Leadership experience gained in Operations with financial accountability in a global Industrial FMCG or Manufacturing company
  • Proven track record of successful development and execution of operating plans across multiple disciplines, ensuring collaboration and cooperation among key stakeholders and driving transformation plans that lead to significant improvements operationally and financially
  • Deep financial and analytical skills: you use data to manage operating performance, make decisions and anticipate future outcomes
  • Experience building, leading and managing high-performing teams
  • Courage and willingness to challenge the thinking of others when dealing with business issues, exploring options and inspiring action that leads to improved business outcomes
  • The ability to flex easily between strategic outlook and a hands-on, operations-focused approach
  • Proven experience applying LEAN/Continuous Improvement
  • Strategic and innovative thinker who can develop and articulate a clear understanding of the organisation’s strategy from all perspectives and find creative solutions to complex operational challenges

Special Requirements: As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an appropriate clearance.You will also need to successfully clear a pre-employment medical and police check.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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