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Our Vacancy


  • Defence
  • Contracting / Support Functions
  • Derby
  • 10/03/24
  • On site

Assystem is an international company with one mission: accelerate the energy transition around the world.

Every day, our 6,500 switchers located in 12 countries (Europe, Middle East, Pacific Asia & Africa) connect their six thousand billion neurons to tackle the task of the century: switching to low-carbon energy.

We are a collective committed to the actors who are making the energy switch. Sharing our knowledge, expertise and values allows us to innovate and think differently about the energy transition.

Drawing on more than 55 years’ experience in highly regulated sectors subject to strict security and safety requirements, we provide our customers with engineering and project management services, as well as digital services and solutions to optimize the performance of complex infrastructure projects throughout their life cycle. The Group is currently ranked second in the world for nuclear engineering.

To ensure a viable, efficient, and reliable energy future for all

Job Description

Assystem Energy & Infrastructure are recruiting for a Buyer to work at our customers site in Derby on a contract basis.

The role of the Buyer will support the creation of the integrated commodity / category strategy(s) and / or will support the execution the associated strategic sourcing and commercial activities. You will be responsible for the in-contract management of your designated suppliers, providing continuity of supply and required levels of technology, quality, cost and delivery performance. As a Buyer, you will be responsible for ensuring that all sourcing activities are in line with the defined purchasing processes, which will include the raising and management of all purchase documentation within the appropriate system.

Role details: 

Job title: Project Manager 

Contract length: 6-9 months 

Location: Derby  

Contract type: PAYE via Umbrella solution

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supplier Relationships – Where designated, responsible for the effective day to day management of partners and suppliers.
  • Cost Management – Work with suppliers to identify and deliver cost reduction opportunities in line with agreed contracts with deployment of relevant cost models.
  • Strategic Sourcing – Where designated, will support the execution of sourcing and commercial activities to maximise the value proposition across designated commodities / categories. Will be able to gain a fact based understanding of current supply base, supplier economics and major trends in relevant markets.
  • Strategy – Support the development and deployment of relevant integrated commodity / category / supplier strategies, providing a clear vision and strategic framework for the designated supply chain(s). Work collaboratively, as part of a highly skilled cross functional teams to ensure that strategies meet the needs of current and future manufacturing programmes
  • Quality & Delivery – Where designated, select a supply chain capable of meeting quality and delivery requirements and ensuring the management and rectification of quality and delivery issues.

My profile

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BA degree or equivalent or significant industry experience.
  • Ideally MCIPs qualified or equivalent.
  • Has a proven track record of delivering results.
  • Global outlook and exposure to different challenges, cultures and ways of working
  • Good planning / project management skills
  • Strong commercial acumen.
  • Familiarity with purchasing and supply chain management preferred.

 **Security clearance**

This role requires the successful candidate to hold a minimum of a Security Check (SC) clearance without any caveats to that clearance.

Due to the nature of work this role will be delivering and for the protection of certain assets, the successful candidate has to be a UK national or in MoD approved cases a Dual National from a non-ITAR country.

We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. We believe that bringing together people with different backgrounds and perspectives is essential for creating innovative and impactful solutions. Skills, talent, and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !. Bring your unique contributions and help us shape the future.

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