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Oslo
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Vacancy information

We have an exciting opportunity for Supply Chain Management (SCM) Specialists to join our team in Oslo, Norway on a full-time, long term basis.

Seaway 7 is a global leader in the delivery of bottom-fixed offshore wind farm solutions, committed to contributing to an efficient and sustainable energy supply for the future.  As a competent and experienced partner, Seaway 7 offers specialist foundation, offshore substation, submarine cable and wind turbine installation services and heavy transportation for the renewables sector.

With capabilities and an extensive expertise in project management, engineering, procurement and fabrication, Seaway 7 can deliver these services in a comprehensive array of contractual structures including Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI), (integrated) Transportation & Installation (T&I) and Balance of Plant (BoP) to our clients in the offshore wind industry.

Our people are at the heart of our business and are the key to our success. Together we operate a high-end fleet with enabling capabilities and scale, allowing efficient worldwide operations, while providing vessel flexibility and optionality to clients. The active fleet comprises ten vessels with two more high-specification assets, designed for the installation of next generation of wind turbine generators and foundations, under construction.

About the job

One of our significant competitive advantages is the flexibility and versatility of our team members, and we are open for both Senior and Lead candidates.

As we are expanding our fleet and winning new projects, your position will be a key to our success. You have the responsibility to engage the supply lines for procurement of designated materials and/or services and activities that have direct impact on the cost base of Seaway7.

  • The Senior capacity of this role requires the SCM specialist to proactively define procurement strategies, also beyond a single transaction or project, as well as making suggestions for improvement of business processes. Moreover, the Senior role shall proactively support fellow team members.
  • The Lead capacity of this role additionally actively contributes to development and implementation of long-term sourcing strategies as well category management. Additionally, this role may be asked to head a team of SCM specialists to support a designated (large) project.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & ACTIVITIES

Your day-to-day work will be in both the Pre and Post award phase. We will expect you to deliver excellence in the entire process. Described below is some of the responsibilities (but not limited to) in your scope:

  • Collect all information required to efficiently and economically engage relevant supply lines.
  • Define procurement strategy in co-operation with internal stakeholders and expert disciplines.
  • Lead negotiations with selected suppliers; always aiming to find the best deal for Seaway 7 in a timely fashion.
  • Perform commercial analyses; normalize and evaluate bids received. Incorporates technical evaluations from disciplines like Engineering, Planning, QHSE, Contracts / Legal, etc.
  • Finalise the bid summary and make recommendations to internal stakeholders.
  • Finalise all subcontract documents for signature by authorised signatory.
  • Supplier relationship management; schedule meetings with regular suppliers to manage expectations and align business interests.
  • Ensure successful delivery of goods and/or services.
  • Manage and negotiate all Variation Order. Cooperate with Contracts / Legal Discipline as applicable
  • Review supplier’s invoices and the final accounts.
  • Take care of subcontract close-out and obtain relevant documentation from suppliers and, where relevant, obtain as-built documentation.
  • Initiate and participate in supplier performance evaluations and populate lessons learned reports.

EDUCATION

  • Degree qualified at Bachelor level or equivalent in technical, commercial or legal discipline is essential. Relevant working experience may replace education requirements partly.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Strong oral and written communications skills. English language is mandatory. Proficiency in another language would be a strong advantage.
  • At least 5-7 years relevant working experience within procurement.
  • Knowledge of relevant rules and regulations for offshore industry is an advantage.
  • Advanced User Microsoft Office as well as SAP / Ariba.
  • Comfortable negotiator; easy communicator.

PERSONAL SPECIFICATION

  • The successful candidate will be a self-starter, highly motivated, solution seeker, trustworthy, reliable and with a high commercial astute.
  • You must have the curiosity and interest to actively deliver the most elegant solution for the team and our clients. We are looking for a person who is innovative, yet rational and able to focus on workable solutions.

This Role Profile outlines the main areas of responsibility; however, the role holder may be required to perform any other necessary duties within their experience and capabilities from time to time.