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Leer, Zoetermeer
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Vacancy information

Seaway 7 have exciting opportunities in their SCM team for experienced professionals with a proven track record in Supply Chain, Sub contracts and Procurement gained in the Renewables and/or Oil and Gas Industry based in either our Zoetermeer, Netherlands or Leer, Germany offices.  In Seaway 7 our team of SCM Specialists help to manage the full cycle of the supply chain process, involved in early engagement as well as pre and post award of contracts so you have the opportunity to be involved in all phases and can be part of developing strategies and shaping the future of our Renewables business. 

Seaway 7, the Renewables & Heavy Lifting business unit of Subsea 7, is a uniquely capable and experienced partner for the delivery of offshore wind farm projects as well as specialist heavy lifting and cable installation services. With combined expertise in project management, engineering, procurement, fabrication, heavy lifting and cable installation services, Seaway 7 delivers these services in a comprehensive array of contractual structures including EPCI, T&I and BoP (Balance of Plant), to our clients in the offshore Renewables and Energy sector. 

Seaway 7 operates from 4 main offices: 

  • Heavy Lifting (Zoetermeer, Netherlands

        Transportation and installation of offshore structures 

  • Offshore Cables (Leer, Germany)

        Installation of submarine cables & umbilicals, trenching and IMR related business 

  • EPC (Aberdeen, UK)

        Delivery of EPC solutions for the Renewables sector 

  • Integrated Solutions and Floating Wind (Paris, France)

        Delivery of integrated T&I solutions for the Renewables sector and Floating Wind development

Main Responsibilities:

  • The Senior SCM Specialist has the responsibility to engage the supply lines for procurement of designated materials and/or services.
  • Focus is on smaller number of transactions of mid and high complexity Supply Chain solutions.
  • Activities have direct impact on the cost base of Seaway 7.
  • Work is predominantly on projects and/or tenders. Capex expenditures as well as any other SCM requirements Seaway 7 may have are also part of the role.
  • Pro-actively define procurement strategies, beyond a single transaction or project, as well as making suggestions for improvement of business processes.
  • Actively contributes to development and implementation of long-term sourcing strategies as well category management.
  • Pro-actively support fellow team members and will include some supervisory responsibilities

All personnel are expected to contribute to creating a positive HSEQ culture within Seaway 7. Everyone must ensure familiarity with and adherence to applicable HSEQ codes and practices.

Key Responsibilities of Role

Pre-Award Phase

  • Co-operates pro-actively with all internal stakeholders to understand needs of Seaway 7 business.
  • Collects all information required to efficiently and economically engage relevant supply lines. Such information may include end-client flow-downs as well as Subsea7 Group category strategies.
  • Defines procurement strategy in co-operation with internal stakeholders and expert disciplines.
  • Obtains quotes and conduct commercial evaluations, aiming to identify best economical solutions for relevant business needs.
  • Leads negotiations with selected suppliers; always aiming to find the best deal for Seaway 7 in a timely fashion.
  • Performs commercial analysis; normalize and evaluate bids received. Incorporate technical evaluations from disciplines like Engineering, planning, QHSE and Contracts.
  • Finalises the bid summary. Makes recommendations to internal stakeholders.
  • Keeps strategy and Project Procurement Plan up to date.
  • Continuously endeavours to optimise cost, quality and schedule flexibility.
  • Finalizes all subcontract documentation for signature by authorised signatory.
  • Supplier relationship management; schedules meetings with regular suppliers to manage expectations and align business interests.
  • Works according to Seaway 7 Business Management System and SCM tools.
  • Operates in accordance with Seaway 7 Business Code of Conduct.
  • Safeguards compliance with company policies, objectives, environmental impact, safety and customer requirements.

 Post-Award Phase (applicable to roles in SOC)

  • Supervises successful delivery of subcontracted services and/or goods in conjunction with internal stakeholders and relevant disciplines like: quality and document control.
  • Performs day-to-day management of supplier performance.
  • Reviews all correspondence associated with supplier performance and takes necessary actions if required. Keeps the correspondence registers up to date.
  • Contributes to the realisation of the project global target. Stays aware of the key project matters, project schedule, planning and organisation.
  • Ensures successful delivery of goods and/or services with support of Logistics Team.
  • Manages and negotiate all Variation Orders, with support of Contracts Discipline.
  • Reviews supplier’s invoices and the final accounts against actual delivery.
  • Takes care of subcontract close-out. Obtain relevant documentation from suppliers and, where relevant, obtain as-built documentation.
  • Supports Supplier Evaluation Process. Ensures supplier performance evaluations are carried out and populates lessons learned reports.
  • For technically high complexity products and/or services the SCM Specialist manages and co-ordinates engineering issues.

Required Knowledge and Competencies

  • Degree qualified to Bachelor level. Preferably from a technical discipline and ideally complemented with commercial / legal education.
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills in English.  Proficiency in Dutch and other languages such as German or Mandarin would also be desirable
  • Commercially astute.
  • High degree of diligence and accuracy during day-to-day business
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Great sense of integrity.
  • Able to handle stressful situations
  • Pro-active, resourceful and problem-solving abilities with a hands-on attitude.
  • Knowledge of relevant rules and regulations for offshore industry.
  • Advanced User Microsoft Office as well as SAP / Ariba.
  • Extensive relevant experience within procurement within the Renewables and/or Oil and Gas Industry
  • Is willing to travel and/or work abroad from time to time.
  • Independent worker, excelling as team player