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Supply Chain/Procurement Manager

Want to feel like you are making a real difference in the Nuclear sector?

Come and join our talented team where you will play a vital role in shaping some of our exciting projects.

At Orano, our people are our biggest asset. By investing in our staff and fostering a culture of continued professional development within the company, we combine the skills and experience of our teams with our commitment to a professional and high-quality level of service. We believe in the importance of developing and maintaining a good working environment to support staff development.

We understand that different people have different priorities, which is why we pride ourselves on our supportive and friendly environment and ability to provide flexible hybrid working arrangements. Site Locations Include: Warrington, Abingdon and or Westlakes.

Whether you’re working from an Orano office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed. No matter where you sit in the organisation you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.


  • The role can be based at our Warrington office.
  • Travel may be required on occasion between Orano offices and Client sites.

Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time, 37-hour week.

Purpose of Position

As a Supply Chain/Procurement Manager you will develop and lead Orano ltd supply chain activities for specialist services and goods. The role is responsible for procurement strategy and supply of specialist services, undertaking and managing procurement activities, and ensuring Governance is followed according to delegation of authority and Group policy.

We are looking for an innovative Procurement Manager to lead this growing area. You will spearhead the purchasing process from selecting suppliers, as well as provide guidance on sourcing and procurement processes.

Our Procurement Manager will be a supply chain and logistics professional who will specialise in implementing cost-effective purchases of all goods and services, as required by the Company. Ensuring quality control and adhering to the Company’s policies and procedures on supply chain management will be some of the main priorities when carrying out this role.

Role and Responsibilities

The main responsibilities for the Procurement Manager will be:

  • Responsible for continuous improvement of Orano ltd procurement strategy and process, ensuring the process is robust and compliant with Group Orano policies and governance.
  • As single point of contract for all supply chain matters, lead supply chain activity and requirements for Orano ltd including procurement process, (tendering activities, selection and verification etc); development of supply chain; internal and external audits, supplier health checks etc.
  • Ability to engage at all levels within supply chain.
  • Work with colleagues within Operations, Commercial and Quality to support supply chain requirements, activities and matters and increase supply chain capabilities.
  • Monitor supply chain activity and performance, progress etc;
  • Support periodic supplier evaluations/audits;
  • Support SAP and future SAP improvement.
  • Developing procurement strategies that are inventive and cost-effective.
  • Sourcing and engaging reliable suppliers and sub-contractors.
  • Negotiating with suppliers and vendors to secure terms.
  • Reviewing existing contracts with suppliers and vendors to ensure on-going feasibility.
  • Building and maintaining long-term relationships with vendors and suppliers.
  • Approving purchase orders and organising and confirming delivery of goods and services.
  • Performing risk assessments on potential contracts and agreements.
  • Controlling the procurement budgets and promoting a culture of long-term savings on procurement costs.
  • Preparing procurement reports.

Preferred Role Requirements

We encourage diversity of thought and welcome applications of candidates with transferable skills that can be applied to nuclear decommissioning projects, therefore, there are no minimum role requirements and candidates will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

The preferred role requirements are as follows:

  • A bachelor's degree in a relevant field either supply chain management, business administration, or engineering.
    Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) certification is advantageous.
  • 5-10 years of experience in procurement or supply chain management, preferably in nuclear, energy or related.
  • Contract Management experience.

Key skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Ability to managing competing priorities.
  • Proven experience managing supply chain operations.
  • Good knowledge of preparing and reviewing contracts, invoicing, and negotiation terms.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access).
  • Multi-tasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks.
  • Highly organised and detail-oriented.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Good knowledge of supplier or third-party management software.
  • Aptitude in decision-making and working with numbers.

 Behavioural Qualities Required

  • Proactivity – ability to independently seek out or develop one’s own answer to challenging technical questions.
  • Questioning attitude – ability to analyse situations and challenge the conditions, activities or solutions to support continuous improvement and develop areas of best practice.
  • Organisational excellence – ability to organise one’s own time and the time of others to ensure internal / external deadlines are achieved and Client expectations are exceeded.
  • Reactivity - ability to respond quickly and effectively to unforeseen situations.
  • Integrity and Inclusivity – ability to take responsibility for one’s own actions and foster an inclusive working environment where all members of the team are respected and given equal opportunity to participate.
  • Leadership - desire to lead and support the development of more junior members of the team.

Why work for Orano Limited

Orano’s purpose is to provide customers with high performing products and services throughout the nuclear fuel cycle, thereby fully contributing to the efficient production of low-carbon nuclear energy, cancer-fighting radioisotopes, and innovative industrial applications.

Globally headquarters in Paris, with 16,000 employees worldwide, Orano includes eight primary business lines: Mining; Conversion & Enrichment; Logistics, for managing used nuclear fuel; Recycling & Nuclear Waste Management; Decommissioning & Dismantling; Nuclear Fuel Cycle Engineering; Operations Support, including radiological safety; and Nuclear Medicine.

These fuel cycle activities are of strategic importance to both the French nuclear sector and all customers operating reactors worldwide. Our clients are our number one priority and we are committed to providing a professional service to the highest standards of quality. We are a friendly company, place great emphasis on our working relationships and recognise the importance of partnering in our work.

Our Culture

Our ethos aligns with the Orano values of customer satisfaction; continuous improvement; respect and people development; exemplarity, integrity and responsibility; cohesion and team spirit. Building on these values, we have fostered a working culture that prioritises safety, performance and respect for everyone we work with, whether this relates to our clients, partners, or our own staff.

At Orano, we take pride in creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where everyone is welcome, and their contributions are valued. When we recruit, hire, train, promote or engage in any other employment practice we are opposed to any kind of less favourable treatment or financial reward to our employees or job applicants on the grounds of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background. We welcome all applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.

Meeting your needs

To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees:

  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays. You will also get an additional 1 day off for every 1-year service which is capped at 5
  • A competitive salary
  • One Professional Membership subscription paid for by the company
  • Private medical insurance
  • Annual Bonus Scheme
  • Non-contribution pension scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity Pay
  • Group Income Protection
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Sports allowance
  • Online discount platform

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