Thales Group

Trades and Production Capability Manager (BB-AE879)

Found in: Neuvoo Bulk AU

Location: Sydney, Australia

About Thales

Thales people provide armed forces customers with operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defence mission systems solutions at land, sea, and air. Our platforms extend across the battlespace including Above and Sonar, Electronic Combat, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems.

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.

The opportunity

Reporting to the Production Director, the role of the Trades and Production Capability Manager is accountable and responsible for the leadership, quality and performance of the Thales Garden Island Trade and Production Group.

About the role

  • Provide leadership to and development of the Trade and Production Leadership Team
  • Manage, develop and nurture stakeholder relationships across the project and program lifecycles
  • Working closely with the Above Water Systems Leadership Team to champion a strong safety culture across Above Water Systems and at Garden Island
  • Development of supervisors to build capability and enhance employee engagement.
  • Ensuring Trades and Production work practices are in line with the Maritime Enterprise Agreement
  • Championing Lean within the Trades and Productions Group to drive efficiency improvements in all areas of the trade and production operations
  • Developing compelling business cases for both capital investment and training courses for employees within the Trades and Production Group
  • Aligning the capabilities of the Trades and Production Group to the needs of Above Water Systems’ customers
  • Ensuring full compliance with Thales policies and procedures and the projects management plans and processes as well as legislation
  • About you

    The successful candidate will demonstrate extensive experience working in an operational setting, preferably a heavy industry, and well as extensive leaderships skills that have been honed in production services and materials handling environments. You will be adept at problem solving and implementing solutions within a multidisciplinary team environment and will also possess influential communication skills. Your focus on safety will be paramount and, as such, a background in facilitating work health and safety risk assessments and managing risk processes will be key. Additionally you will be experienced in managing unionised workforces and legislative requirements under the 2016 Building code.

    Previous experience in building compelling business cases through sound data analysis, understanding financial models and utilising a LEAN approach will also be key in this role Your experience will be supported by project management qualifications.

    If you are seeking an opportunity that will involve high stakeholder engagement, contribute to ongoing business improvement and developing others, please apply today.

    Thales is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an appropriate clearance. To learn more about clearances, please visit

    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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