Operations Manager


Location: Eagle Farm

Job Type: Full time


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.

About Your Role

As part of our Vehicles and Tactical Systems business, our Protected Vehicles team is primarily focused on the design, manufacture, delivery and support of protected mobility vehicles on a global scale. We are very proud of everything we do in support of both the Bushmaster and Hawkei platforms as we all work together towards our Purpose in Building A Future We Can All Trust.

We look forward to you joining the team as you leverage your valuable skills and experience while enjoying a fresh new career opportunity in this senior operations management position. Based at our Eagle Farm (Brisbane) location, you will play a pivotal role as you lead from the front in managing a variety key responsibilities across our Service & Support focused operations. Our world-class facilities are driven by our passionate workforce that supports requirements across both the Bushmaster and Hawkei Protected Military Vehicle platforms.

This is a rare and truly unique opportunity to utilise your proven capabilities as you enjoy the support of engaged leaders, a strong customer-focused team culture and all the resources to succeed. This is a key leadership position that will both challenge and reward you as you enjoy ongoing development opportunities, a variety of growth plans on the horizon and all the benefits that stem from joining a truly global organisation.

Your exciting new career opportunity will see you;

  • Managing key responsibilities for operational performance and delivery including; all Service Centres, Supply Chain, Maintenance, Facilities and Security Management and other contractual/statutory requirements

  • Continuing the growth and efficiency of existing organisational processes and procedures to enhance and sustain Service and Support capacity and capabilities within an evolving market full of opportunity

  • Managing budgets associated with; Capital Expenditure, Business Continuity Management, Operations Management and Security/Facilities

  • Operating with a strategic mindset to ensure the business is operating at a level that is able to meet both current and future needs, focused on the delivery of customer focused solutions, continuous improvement initiatives and other transformational change programs that support a high-performance culture

  • Forming and maintaining close partnerships with senior leaders and other key stakeholders including; HSE, Quality, Finance, Business Development, Bid Management, Engineering, Trades/Production and other functions

  • With the support of dedicated resources, overseeing compliance and managing associated risks as you role model our Leadership behaviours and effectively maintain standards within high risk environment/s

  • Travel when required, primarily to interstate locations to support ad-hoc requirements and other projects

How About You?

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications coupled with extensive experience in a similar senior operations management position

  • Proven leadership capabilities in managing the performance and delivery of diverse groups within similar large-scale organisations and / or business operations

  • Strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to influence others and achieve outcomes through people

  • Passionate approach and leadership experience in relation to HSE, Quality and Business Improvement

  • Success in achieving tangible results in support of business objectives within a commercial setting

  • Well-developed project management skills with the ability to deliver against both operational and strategic priorities

  • Those with relevant additional post-graduate qualifications will be viewed favourably

Good to Know

You’ll get an email acknowledgement after you’ve applied, Thales strives to provide a personalised experience for all suitable applicants.

As part of our standard process you will complete police, medical, employment and reference checks. Thales also complies with current public health orders in place and as such you may be requested to provide your COVID-19 vaccination record.

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 – http://www.defence.gov.au/AGSVA/

Thales is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace culture of shared respect that enables all of us to feel valued, do our best, and remain truly passionate about the place that we work. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more on how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here: https://work180.com/en-AU/for-women/employer/thales.

Wellbeing matters at Thales, and where possible we encourage flexible working.

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