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Strategic Sourcing Manager

onewebsatellites · 30+ days ago

Airbus OneWeb Satellites is pioneering new value propositions in space through the design and large-scale manufacturing of low-cost, ultra-high performing satellites at high-volumes. These space-crafts are modular and designed for multiple mission configurations. Our ability to iterate on satellite design and launch new satellites in quantity faster than ever before secures our competitive advantage in spacecraft production.

Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to our company' success. We know that our strength and competitive advantage lies directly with our people.

We offer meaningful work in a healthy working environment which is focused on mobility, networking and work-life balance and are committed to cultivating and preserving our culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. We ensure a competitive compensation package that reflects our high regard for our people.

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As a Strategic sourcing manager, you will be accountable for supporting the commodity strategies in order to ensure short and long-term competitiveness and ensure consistency on all Supply chain actions for the commodity. 

Your Day-to-Day

You will interface with Supply Chain Project Managers (SCPM) & Supply Development Managers, Heads of Procurement, Programs/Proposals/Product Development, Engineering, Legal, Finance, Airbus Procurement 

  •  Set up Sourcing Strategy with the team in the domain you will be allocated and in line with:  
  • The company policy and business strategy (from leadership team) 

  • Sales and business development (from Programs & Product Development) 

  • Supplier operational performances map (from Supply Chain) 

  • Market Assessment and innovations (from networks & survey data) 


Maintain a Commodity Multi-Functional Team (MFT) network with following targets: 

  • Sourcing Strategy alignment 

  • Improvement / Competiveness contribution 

  • Infuse supplier competition 

  • Initiate targeted supplier development 


Develop structured relationships with suppliers for strategic matters: 

  • Lead Supplier Evaluation and Development 

  • Maintain regular Business Meetings with key suppliers, coordinated with the Supply Chain Project Managers (SCPM)  

  • Network efficiently and regularly and build solid relationships with suppliers 


Survey & Intelligence

  • Maintain product and service knowledge database 
  • Suppliers in the market 

  • Buyers/competitors in the market 

  • Market trend 

  • Set-up ID-card for contracted suppliers

  • Develop together with MFT a comprehensive Technology Road Map aligned with customer roadmaps and requirements

  • Share openly the market and product information collected with internal stakeholders

  • Anticipate industry’s changes and developments  

Sales support

  • Maintain a database to provide reliable and consistent quotations (price, schedule, risk) as an input to AOS various proposals 

  • Lead the collaboration with Airbus Defence and Space when appropriate 

  • Lead the tender and supplier selection process  

  • Conduct benchmarks and RFIs 

  • Conduct  RFPs & TEBs with the MFT 

  • When required, closely work with Supply Chain Project Managers to gather, understand and challenge major changes to contract 

  • Support competitiveness plan 

  • Endeavour to be involved in our customer proposal meetings 

  • Lead and contribute to actionable strategies with timelines for business implementation driving early sourcing and re-sourcing decisions 


 This position is based in Toulouse, France. Reporting to the Strategic Sourcing Team Leader  


Your Profile   

Personal skills: 

  • Proactive, autonomous in tasks executions and take decisions effectively. 

  • Team player, open-minded transparent, ability to influence people in a positive/forward looking attitude 

  • Versatile leadership skills in technical, supply chain and program execution.  

  • Confident, creative and assertive to navigate in unchartered waters. 

  • Strong interpersonal skills capable of driving projects in an international environment. 

  • Capacity to consolidate and summarize a complex situation and propose simple and effective solutions. 

  • Efficiency in all daily tasks 

Key Procurement/Sourcing/Project Skills:

  • Ability to understand and anticipate  where the market is moving and influence this movement. 

  • Innovative, paying attention to customers’ requirements, interested in new technologies. 

  • Strong knowledge in contract negotiation and supplier development and relations 

  • Experience at executive level in presentations and communication. 

  • Technical/Engineering background. 

  • Proven cost, price & value analysis skills. 

  • Knowledge in mass production constraints (in space applications, automotive, aeronautics, semi-conductor etc.) 

  • English negotiation level (French would be a plus). 

  • Previous experience in equipment procurement would be a plus. 

Life at Airbus OneWeb Satellites

You’ll be working with bright and driven colleagues from different industries, countries and backgrounds who are all united in one common goal, challenging and supporting each other to make OneWeb Satellites successful.



To conform to U.S. export control regulations, applicants should be eligible for any required authorizations from the U.S. Government.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

OneWeb provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, OneWeb will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


Last updated on Sep 26, 2023

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