• Head of General Services & Supply Chain for KSA and CA Riyadh Saudi Arabia
  • Thales in Riyadh Saudi Arabia, , Saudi Arabia
  • jobs
  • 1 week ago

jobs description

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 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.

Head of General Services & Supply ChainFor Saudi Arabia & Central Asia


Our Opportunity:

Head of General Services & Supply Chain/Logistics for Saudi Arabia (sites in Riyadh/Jeddah and Jubail) and Central Asia region, including the two existing JV (STES in KSA and GTE in Kazakstan).

What the role has to offer:
• General services : management of drivers pool, all leased vehicles, telecommunication, others : conduct initiatives to set up a pool of drivers across the civil/defense activities and review the telecommunication policy to be consistent with AMEWA countries.
• Supply chain function includes warehouse management, logistics and customs clearance management:

Warehouse (lease space and operate) plus storage at outsource facilities.

Team management to cover logistics and customs formalities (work closely with forwarders and local brokers)

Work jointly with both procurement and project teams

To be well updated on custom regulations and to share with all Thales entities and suppliers.

Careful selection of material transporters (local).

Definition and deployment of the logistic strategies for civil and defense projects in the region.

Optimizes the supply chain by identifying and solving process gaps and issues.

Supports the Bid Team in supply chain strategy and costing at the bid stage.

About you:
• 10-15 years of experience in similar activities
• Knowledge of Thales processes and tools for these functions
• Experience in multi-discipline and entities projects is a plus.

• Good verbal & written communication, presentation skills, questioning, listening and negotiating skills.
• Excellent organizational skills and a methodical approach.
• Time management skills
• Ability to take on responsibility and use initiative to prioritize and work effectively under pressure and to maintain deadlines
• Fluent in English, notions in Arabic and French is a plus.

What We Can Offer

We’re committed to giving you opportunities to be your best. We believe in embracing the passion and potential of our people, and to achieve this we offer market leading training, development and experiences, along with the opportunity to be mentored and coached by some of the smartest minds in the industry. We hire from within as our first priority, so you’ll have a myriad of opportunities within our diverse, global organisation.


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.

If you are interested in this role, we would encourage you to have informal chat with the Talent Acquisition Partner or hiring manager for this role.

Thales is an equal opportunities employer and diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of Thales.

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
Riyadh Saudi Arabia


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