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Our Vacancy

Supply Chain Security Officer

  • Defence
  • Contracting /
  • Sunderland
  • 07/02/24
  • Hybrid work

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

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Supply Chain Security Officer to join Assystem.  The successful candidate will provide the relevant assurance of Cyber Security and Information Assurance within their assigned projects areas and across the supply chain and is therefore, responsible for providing the relevant information in fulfilling our obligations in relation to Cyber Security for Defence Suppliers and DEFCON 658 (Cyber) and Compliance against our Client issued Security Aspects Letters (SALs). 

These activities could include, but would also not be limited to;

  • Liaising with the project and commercial teams regularly in relation to Cyber security, understanding the current and future demands;
  • Conducting assurance checks on suppliers against their responses in the Supplier Assurance Questionnaires (SAQs);
  • Assessing the projects compliance with any flow down requirements where they may have sub contracted elements of work;
  • Monitoring of Cyber Implementation Plans (CIP) where the supplier has not met the threshold of the assigned Cyber Risk Profile for the information being released;
  • Spot checks of suppliers who are fully compliant with all the requirements to ensure they are undertaking what they state they are undertaking and can evidence this;
  • Advising and supporting projects on their development of supply chain Security Aspects Letters (SALs);
  • Advising projects on any shortfall in relation to their compliance in relation to client SAL requirements;

My profile

  • Comprehensive understanding of DefStan 05-138 and wider defence related regulations applicable to the contracts
  • Understanding/Knowledge of Security Aspects Letters and their purpose
  • Literate in IT applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, SharePoint)
  • Use of initiative and ability to work with no supervision
  • Ability to manage and prioritise own work
  • Works well within a team
  • Excellent Customer service, communication, presentation, and negotiation skills
  • Previous relevant experience in an Information Assurance/Security/Legal or Supply Chain role within the Defence, or similar regulated industry.
  • Experienced in Information Risk Management Processes
  • Compliance driven
  • Regulation and Governance interpretation
  • Good awareness/knowledge in relation to ICT systems and their operation

 

Security clearance:

Due to the nature of work to be undertaken applicants will be required to meet certain residency criteria in order to attain a minimum level of UK security clearance if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

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.

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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