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     Date Submitted:30-07-2019
     Last Modified:31-07-2019 (06:33)
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     Current job:Operational Marketing Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsProject Controller, budgets, monitoring, SAP, management, analysis, manpower, overheads, reporting, authorisation, approval, yearly submission, capital expenditure, operating costs Marketing - bids, content, organising large events, digital, strategy, op

    Operational Marketing Manager – Thales Alenia Space - France

    A highly charismatic, articulate and determined business professional with experience working within an international environment – private and public.
    Exceptional communication, organisational and analytical skills to deliver results

    September 2017 → present: Operational Marketing Manager - Thales Alenia Space – France
    Bid Support – representing Marketing for all must-win/institutional bids (English & French):
    - Representative for Marketing within a bid team for Earth Observation, Navigation and Telecommunication
    - Responsible for content and writing of the bid executive summary (using Shipley methodology). Liaising with Digital Marketing and external graphic artists to create format of the executive summary
    - Provide recommendations to pre-bid and Gate reviews using Value Proposition/Canvas approach and Black Hat workshops and providing market and competitive analysis (SWOT analysis, SMART, dollarization hypothesis)
    Define Strategy and Marketing plans for Navigation products and solutions:
    - Marketing responsible for each Navigation product and solution - working closely with Product Line Managers
    - Creation of Marketing plans, white paper, value propositions and presentations
    - Responsible for implementation of workshops across departments
    - Provide Marketing analysis for future trends and presentations to support new international opportunities
    Other Marketing Activities:
    - Responsible for organising large events, annual Sales and Marketing seminar for 160 attendees, and representative for the Key Account Seminar with Thales International for 250 people in preparation for Paris Air Show 2019
    - Co-creating content (presentations and newsletter) for external clients for Washington conference 2019
    - Assisting internal promotion of Digital transformation using Showpad, Klaxoon and Trello and internal online tools

    January 2015 → August 2017: Procurement Contracts Specialist, Indirect Procurement - Leonardo MW Ltd - UK
    Contracts Management:
    - Responsible for managing high value service contracts in support to military and commercial contracts (Aircraft Services, Field Services and temporary technical labour) with frame work agreements
    - Monitor contract performance and analysis of Key Performance Indicators and Service Level Agreements
    - Raising purchase orders via SAP
    - Relationship Management: Creating and maintaining relationships with external suppliers (commercial industry and Ministry of Defence), with regular contact and meetings
    Tender Management:
    - Preparing invitations to tender independently and within a team
    - Logistics tender (£110M value contract): Member of the Tender Evaluation Board (supplier sourcing and selection, Request for Information, Tender Evaluation Board, Best And Final Offers, negotiation, contract award and implementation). Responsible for the pricing schedule (analysis of pricing and cost saving/negotiation) and e-Auction
    Negotiation and Contract Implementation:
    Responsible for establishing and expediting the simulator maintenance support and site services contract in Norway for
    the AW 101 aircraft and partnership with Thales Norway
    Contractual and Legal:
    - Regular contact with Legal in order to write and validate contracts and experience resolving difficult contractual disputes. Liaising with Engineering to understand the Technical elements of a contract
    - Experience with a challenging incumbent, new supplier takeover and contract change notices
    A highly charismatic, articulate and determined business professional with experience working within an international environment – private and public.
    Exceptional communication, organisational and analytical skills to deliver results

    February 2012 → January 2015: Engineering Controller, Planning Control - Leonardo MW Ltd - UK
    - Management and analysis of overhead costs (£2M budget) and headcount (500 people) within 52 departments
    - Responsible for the UK authorisation of surplus hours and approval of hourly rates/hours for 250 sub-contractors
    - Responsible for monthly analysis/yearly submission of Engineering capital expenditure and operating costs budgets
    - First level of checking/approval within the Engineering department for Capital Expenditure
    - Daily SAP use: reporting, subcontractor management, raising/approving purchase requisitions and service receipting

    June 2010 → February 2012: Chief of Staff Team for the Managing Director - Leonardo MW Ltd - UK
    - Monitoring of operating costs (actual spend to budget), order intake, headcount for the UK and overseas entities
    - Providing support for business strategies, reporting, briefs and presentations
    October 2008 → June 2010: Business Graduate Scheme - Leonardo MW Ltd - UK and Portugal
    - Contractual, budget and general business experience gained in following departments:
    o UK Commercial Department (Somerset and Farnborough based, UK)
    o Commercial secondment to the Ministry of Defence, RNAS Yeovilton, UK and obtained Commercial Practitioners Certificate
    o International Government Business Commercial department and Offset
    o International Marketing department
    o Overseas placement at Agustawestland Lisbon headquarters, Portugal

    August 2006 → August 2007: Industrial Placement, Communication & Government Affairs at Airbus - UK
    - Experience gained and projects completed in Internal and External Communication, Community Relations and Media Relations
    - Commendation awarded from Oxford Brookes University for outstanding effort during this industrial placement.

    September 2015 → October 2016: Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) - UK
    Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Procurement and Supply and CIPS member
    September 2004 → May 2008: Oxford Brookes University - UK
    BSc (Hons) Business and Marketing Management combined degree
    September 1993 → June 2004: St. Antony’s–Leweston School, Dorset - UK
    A-Levels/A-S Levels: Business Studies/Economics, Music, French

    SAP - Microsoft Office suite - Touch typing

    English (native)
    French (working proficiency)
    German (beginner)
    Italian (beginner)



    Toulouse, France
    Full security clearance (UK)
    Full driver’s license.




    Playing the piano (20th century French music)

    Reading / Current affairs

    Music / Singing


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