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Marketing Manager: Thales

Manor Royal Business District
Crawley, West Sussex
Closing date
10 Oct 2023

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Aviation, Marketing & PR, Marketing
Legal, Marketing
Contract Type
Full Time

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Marketing manager - R0225536

Location: Crawley, United Kingdom

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.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. 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.

Marketing Manager

Thales UK have an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Manager to support our sector strategic marketing directors by providing analysis, specific reports & deliverables that inform and contribute to their market sector activities. This is a fantastic opportunity to kick-start your career in market analysis within one of the UK's most exciting and ground breaking industries.

The UK analyst team offers great opportunities for career progression, with clear competencies and development programmes to build your experience and toolset of analysis techniques.  The team is spread geographically across the UK, but we work both individually and collaboratively in the services we provide to the business and you will have the opportunity to work with other colleagues internationally in support of export activity as well. 

There is great variety in the work we do and the team is recognised in the Group as being at the leading edge of best practice in a number of areas, which is enabled by our operating model of mutual support and challenge.

This role will be responsible for providing analysis and insight of markets and competitors relating to our Above Water Systems business.

Crawley is the preferred location but we can be flexible on this.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support to business winning activity, to include daily tracking of relevant contract notices, running competitor reviews and undertaking competitor pricing analysis.
  • Analysis of data to provide synthesis of key market characteristics & competitor profiling:
    • Market:  Construction of forecast models to provide insight on market size, profile, geography and timescales.  Generating market analysis from these forecast models to provide input to PLMs in support of business case decision reviews.
    • Competitor: capabilities, product offerings, pricing datapoint research; potential partner organisation identification.

  • Supporting our business intelligence system on a daily basis by managing the news article feed.

    Supporting the strategic business planning process and MoD key account managers by providing supporting analysis to inform market trends & drivers, market sizing and competitive intensity

  • Staying appraised of key competitor marketing messages and proactively sharing these with Comms and the Strategy & Marketing Sector leads to improve Thales’ product positioning 

Skills & Experience:

  • Knowledge of all Defence domains and digital markets, but ideally with a focus on maritime and surface ships
  • Ability to capture customer needs from primary & secondary sources and to synthesise this to support decision making on Thales’ product positioning
  • Driven to build personal network within the business to facilitate sharing and codification of market intelligence
  • Experience in working to deadlines, managing multiple tasks at once
  • Able to build Excel data sets for subsequent manipulation and has a basic grasp of formulas, enabling interpretation of business case or forecast models
  • Understanding of company financial data, financial ratios and general business case principles
  • Able to locate and summarise company financial data
  • Proficient in desk research-based techniques
  • Experience of workshop facilitation

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.

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

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

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.

Thales UK is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process. We will provide reasonable adjustments and support to ensure neuro-diverse applicants or those with a disability or long-term condition can be their best during the recruitment process. To request an adjustment, if you need this job advert in an alternative format or if you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Resourcing Ops for mid to senior roles, or the Early Careers Team for graduate and apprentice roles.

Great journeys start here, apply now!





Manor Royal Business District is the biggest business park of the Gatwick Diamond area and one of the south east's premier mixed activity employment hubs.

Enviable location and connections

Situated at the heart of the Gatwick Diamond on the Sussex and Surrey county borders, just two miles from London Gatwick Airport, a major motorway junction (M23 Junctoion 10) and two mainline railway stations (Gatwick Airport and Three Bridges), Manor Royal is a popular choice for a diverse range of occupiers including a host of blue chip global brands.

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  • One of the biggest business parks in the South East.
  • Covers an area of 539 acres – that’s over 300 football pitches.
  • 700 properties
  • 500 businesses
  • 30,000 people

Manor Royal more than a number

Since the formation of the Manor Royal Business Group (MRBG), an association of Manor Royal based business and firms, being on Manor Royal means being part of something. You’re never just a number.

Manor Royal makes sense

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Manor Royal Business District
7 Magellan Terrace (Ground Floor)
Gatwick Road
West Sussex
RH10 9PJ
United Kingdom

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