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Senior Project Manager

Location: Tubize, BelgiumThales people architect solutions at the heart of the defence-security continuum. Interoperable and secure information and telecommunications systems for defence, security, and civil operators, are based upon innovative use of radiocommunications, networks, and cybersecurity. We are ground breaking new digital technologies such as 4G mobile communications, cryptography, cloud computing and big data for use in physical protection systems, and critical information systems.Thales Belgium SA, Belgium competence center of Thales, is a company located on 2 sites, one in Tubize (near Brussels) and the other one in Herstal (near Liège). Thales Belgium, which employs more than 230 collaborators, is specialized in the design, development and supply of critical information systems for customers in the sectors of Defense, Security (including Cyber), Transport and Aerospace.

We are currently recruiting a Senior Project Manager for our office in Tubize.

Mission:

You are responsible for a strategic contract / project portfolio for the company.

You lead and are accountable for the contracts deliveries to reach customer satisfaction where technical, industrial, financial and time constraints demand decisive leadership.

As such, you manage, coordinate and coach external and internal (Customer, partners, suppliers, sub-contractors) transverse teams with capacity to guide and direct others to deliver.

This responsibility is exercised from contract signature to the contract completion period.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Manage the customer relationship and ensure that the customer strategic vision and business objectives are met
  • Ensure the realization and optimization of the contractual requirements (with the customers as well as with the subcontractors) in respect of budgets, quality levels, schedules and business segment strategy
  • Manage, supervise and coach the internal and external stakeholders in a transverse way
  • Model, follow and improve the financial results on the program by identifying solutions and managing risk and opportunities
  • Business development of the customer portfolio and manage revenue increase
  • Ensure product safety and compliance with standards and regulations
  • Manage closing of the project by capitalizing and sharing on experience (lessons learnt).
  • Profile:

    Educational Background

  • Civil or industrial engineer, Business School Master Degree, MBA or equivalent by experience
  • Languages: Fluent French and/or Dutch + Fluent English
  • Skills

  • Strong experience in delivery & operation management for large programs in a high-tech and complex environment
  • Contract and change management experience
  • Customers and subcontractors relationships experience
  • Experience in aero projects is a strong asset
  • Business acumen is a plus
  • Experience in public sector is a plus
  • Experience within international groups is a plus
  • Knowledge in program management methodology (preferably, IPMA certification, Prince II or PMI)
  • Proficiency in MS Office and MS Project
  • Required abilities

  • Stress resistant, autonomy, sense of initiative
  • Versatility and flexibility
  • Interdisciplinary and creative, end-to-end commitment, focused and persistent
  • Team player, coaching and communication skills
  • 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!

    Senior Project Manager

    Thales Group, Tubize
    Categories: 
    Project Manager
    Degree Level: 
    Master
    MBA
    Career level: 
    Senior
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