Our People – Sam Ring
Joined Accsys: September 2019
What made you want to work with Accsys?
Having worked in the aerospace industry for six years, I was looking to join:
- A fast-growing manufacturing firm with a sustainable focus
- A developing procurement team where I could hopefully make a difference
- A firm with opportunities to develop my career, ideally in central London
Based on this fairly niche list – you can imagine how pleased I was to join Accsys!
What might a typical work day or week look like for you?
I will regularly visit either Arnhem or Hull, where our operations are located, to better understand the needs of the colleagues I work on behalf of. Procurement is a ‘support function’ so this is a vital part of my job.
I’ll then be busy engaging with existing or potential suppliers to put in place contracts to meet these needs. This will often involve visiting a supplier’s facility – always a good opportunity to assess their suitability as a partner for Accsys.
The work is very varied. A typical day might see me meeting potential suppliers of new mechanical equipment with the programme team or negotiating a supply contract in conjunction with the technical and legal team.
What do you most enjoy about being part of Accsys?
I love being part of a small, fast-growing company where you can directly see the impact of the projects you work on. This comes with increased pressure but also satisfaction.
A capex project delivered on time or opex cost saving has a tangible impact on the success of the firm, even more so than at the larger firms I have previously worked for.
Are you proud to work here, and why?
I am very proud to work at Accsys. The company has developed sustainable, proprietary processes and has exciting growth plans.