Graduate Opportunity

AVS Civil Range Manager

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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.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

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The role:

Thales UK has a fantastic opportunity for an individual to join our Avionics (AVS) team as a Civil Range Manager at Crawley. Through Life Support Engineering (TLSE) is a holistic life cycle process combining logistical and engineering actions to assure effective economical through-life support of a system or capability. Service Operations consolidates it’s Through Life Support approach to help the business units respond to the changing customer requirements and Field Services Engineering is part of the cross-domain Services Operations in Crawley which is where this role is positioned.

As the Civil Range Manager, the post holder will be responsible for managing assets for the Avionics Civil Portfolio within an allocated range through the Supply Chain organisation in order to meet the logistic performance criteria of Projects. The Range Manager will form part of the AVS Civil Avionics Management team based at Crawley; operationally responsible to the Civil Services Programme Manager.

Key Duties:

Duties will include but will not be limited to:

  • Responsibility for the end to end delivery process associated with both new build Satcom production, service centre repairs and spares order book commitments for a portfolio of projects (TFS / MCS / ACGC).
  • Manage and maintain an Asset Tracking inventory of the assigned assets to meet performance, availability, quality and delivery requirements.
  • Working with the commercial team, ensure the customer order acceptance process is managed efficiently by ensuring SATCOM / ACGC stock levels, configuration of stock is well controlled and understood in order to ensure delivery lead time acceptance with the customer is achievable for both new build production and repairs.
  • Working with the designated Subcontract Management/buyer teams, ensure the supply chain is operating and delivering the level of service required in order to achieve delivery of required SATCOM/ ACGC stock in accordance with the Civil Satcom / ACGC order book demands.
  • Act as a central point of contact between the Programme management team, commercial, ACO, Subcontract Management, Export, QA & stores (all shipping process stakeholders),the Service centre and production teams for all issues relating to the assigned assets and their movement within the service Centre/production line in order to meet the Civil Satcom / ACGC order book commitments.
  • Liaise with technical support personnel to ensure complementary asset management and technical support responses to the customer are achieved.
  • Report compliance to Project requirements/Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Identify and manage risks and opportunities to Project Management.

Skills & Experience:

We are committed to hiring individuals with a “can do” and positive attitude with willingness to learn and improve on skills and knowledge. You will be working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment so it organisational skills and an ability to communicate and guide business decisions will be key.

Below is some of the key skills, experience and behaviours we are looking for in our next Range Manager:

  • Experience or formal qualifications in Supply Chain Management/logistics background would be desirable.
  • In-depth experience in customer support desirable.
  • Desired detailed knowledge of the subject and is capable of providing guidance and advise to others.
  • IT Literate, particularly Microsoft Packages and Excel.
  • Positive attitude with eye for detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: R0068374
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Crawley (West Sussex)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerospace
  • Civil
  • Information Technology

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