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Our Vacancy

Buyer – IT Supply Chain

  • Defence
  • Contracting / Support Functions
  • Derby
  • 06/07/24
  • 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 12 months contract basis.

Working within the IT Supply Chain Team for a Buyer to develop and implement an IT Supply Chain Strategy  

Role details: 

  • Job title: Buyer
  • Contract length: 12 months 
  • Location: Derby  
  • Contract type: PAYE via Umbrella solution

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Defining and executing a new specific IT Supply Chain Strategy
  • Collaborating with the newly defined IT Digital Ecosystem to understand requirements and Supplier challenges to later define and execute a new Supply Chain Strategy
  • Implementing and agreeing new Terms and Conditions and Framework agreement to standardise across the Group Inherited Supply Chain Eco-system and Submarine’s specific newly onboarded Supplier’s.
  • Collaborating with other IT Buyers and the IT Service Delivery Leads to assist in standardising Contract Management across the IT Service Estate and implementing Service Delivery Operational Management Meetings including ensuring contractual SLA’s are measurable and enforceable
  • Negotiating new Service Descriptions and an ‘Evergreen’ operating model with our selected current incumbent Supplier’s contracts
  • Leading the SAP v Coupa Work stream within IT to assist in the transition for the IT Buyers and Suppliers to enable Supplier Scorecards to be implemented by Q4
  • Supporting junior team members providing coaching where necessary on Process and compliance
  • Leading a transition in ways of working with the IT Function to remove risk to compliant competitions, understanding risks of early engagement without Supply Chain Presence

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.
  • Knowledge of Defence Contracts

 **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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