Procurement Manager

Date: 19 Jul 2024

Location: Torino, IT Brasimone, IT

Company: newcleo

newcleo is driving forwards an exciting and challenging international programme to develop and deploy our innovative Lead-cooled Fast Reactor technology.  We are looking for highly motivated and pro-active Procurement Manager to lead the procurement team and activity in the Italy and contribute to the delivery of a Global Supply Chain Organisation, Strategy and approach to benefit all the progammes across newcleo.


You will work as part of the newcleo Global Supply Chain team and will be responsible for developing, implementing and ensuring compliance with a procurement process to ensure a global approach whilst meeting the requirements of the newcleo programmes. You will work with your Supply Chain colleagues to ensure that any process developed complements and interfaces with the suite of Supply Chain processes. You will work closely with the Research & Development (R&D), Engineering and Project Delivery teams in the Italy leveraging the talents and capabilities of our people across Europe to ensure alignment of approach.

As newcleo is a startup company the role will require a hands-on proactive approach, the individual must be comfortable with early stage programmes and have the ability to work with ambiguity and change and be able to build strong relationships with colleagues from across newcleo’s functions and group of companies. The role provides the opportunity for an individual to grow their capability and experience through supporting active Supply Chain management, working with the Head of Supply Chain and Contracts Italy with the opportunity to progress within the organisation.


The role will report directly to the Head of Supply Chain and Contracts - Italy as part of the Italian Supply Chain Team, the role will also interface with the rest of the Italian team, particularly the R&D, Engineering and Italian Project Management Office (PMO), quality and finance teams.


The role will be an office based working in Torino. In addition, there will be the need for occasional travel to our R&D facility in Brasimone, Italy and potentially also to our other office locations in France and the UK to support coordination with the other newcleo Supply Chain and Contracts functions. There will also be the need for travel to visit suppliers, this will be on a Local, Regional and Global basis.


Main Activities

  • Develop and implement appropriate policies, procedures, standards and governance to deliver a best-in-class procurement service for Italy and Global organisations.
  • Lead the procurement activities in the Italy and promote and support a global approach to procurement and identification and utilisation of a Local (Italian), Regional (Europe) and Global supply chains.
  • Responsible for the identification of commercial risks and opportunities and, developing mitigation and realisation plans.
  • Contribute to the development of and ensure delivery aligns to the Global Supply Chain Strategy.
  • Provide procurement support, advice and assistance to the Italian and Global project delivery, Engineering and Research & Development teams ensuring procurements / contracts deliver expected outcomes and commercial risks are managed and mitigated.
  • Lead the development of a procurement plan for Italy, working with PMO and share best practice and contribute to the development of a Global procurement plan.
  • Development of packaging and category management strategy to effectively and efficiently deliver the procurement plan and global supply chain strategy.
  • Contribute to the global supply chain map and database.
  • Identify opportunities to optimise supply chain efficiencies.
  • Support the delivery of newcleo’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) requirements through the supply chain.
  • Develop and deliver training as required to newcleo colleagues.
  • Support to and lead on contract management and supply chain management & development activities if appropriate.
  • Support collaborative working relationships with supply chain partners and delivery of the plan to achieve accreditation to ISO 44001Collaborative Business Relationships.
  • Work with newcleo colleagues across the business to share lessons learnt and best practise with the intent of setting up common arrangements where appropriate.


Desired Qualifications




  • Degree in Engineering, Business Management, Quantity Surveying, Commercial/Cost Management or similar.
  • Achievement or working towards a Professional Qualification MCIPS, MRICS or equivalent.



  • Fluent Italian and English both spoken and written.
  • French is beneficial, but not essential.


Experience Required

  • Demonstrable experience of leading procurement activity and teams in a nuclear or regulated sector across a broad sector of goods and services. 
  • Experience of NEC, FIDIC and other standard or bespoke forms of contract would be advantageous.
  • Experience of working within the nuclear/regulated sectors would be advantageous.