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Jacobs Buyer in Birchwood, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

About the opportunity:

We are looking to appoint an experienced Buyer to join the Supply Management & Procurement function at Jacobs to support our decommissioning business. Jacobs brings decades of experience to decommissioning and clean-up, drawn from our work at the world’s most challenging nuclear sites including Fukushima, Chernobyl and Hanford. We provide services to major clients in the UK across both the civil nuclear and defence industries, including Dounreay, Sellafield Limited, Urenco and Magnox. Overseas, we are delivering similarly interesting and exciting projects across the globe including projects for clients in Central & Eastern Europe and Japan.

In this hands-on role, you will take responsibility for the full lifecycle procurement process for goods, materials and services as required by the business. This is a varied and challenging role where no 2 days are the same.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Managing the delivery of best value procurement of goods, materials and services into a technically challenging and varied area of the business

  • Working with the sales and commercial team to understand the sales contract and the requirements for supply chain involvement

  • Working with project teams to prepare bidders lists and support the development of technical specifications and requests for quotation

  • Responsibility for sourcing all items to obtain the best value balancing price, schedule and quality

  • Leading price negotiations, agreeing terms and conditions and managing the supplier agreement through the governance process

  • Although not directly managing a team, opportunity to support and mentor less experienced staff

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • CIPS Qualified or Part Qualified or equivalent (i.e RICS)

  • Previous procurement experience within Nuclear, Construction or Critical National Infrastructure sectors

  • An ability to work with minimal supervision, able to take responsibility for all stages of the procurement lifecycle and proactively engage with suppliers

  • Experience working closely with internal stakeholders, providing advice & guidance whilst also challenging decisions where required

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day.

Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We’re invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

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If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact rich.davies@jacobs.com