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Rhode Island
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Who are we?

Seaway7 is a global leader in the delivery of fixed offshore wind farm projects, supporting developers to bring sustainable, renewable energy to the world through the construction of fixed offshore wind farms.

We are a global company headquartered in Oslo - Norway with five further main offices in Aberdeen – UK, Leer – Germany, Vejle - Denmark, Taipei - Taiwan and Zoetermeer - the Netherlands, and furthermore a local presence in all key offshore wind regions around the world. We employ more than 500 people onshore, and an offshore workforce of around 400.

Our values are what guide is every day: safety, integrity, performance, collaboration, sustainability and innovation.

With more than 10 years of offshore wind experience, a state-of-the art fleet, specialist technologies and a range of integrated contracting models, we are well positioned to seize the opportunities of this rapidly growing market. We are expanding our teams in readiness for this growth. Will you be the next addition to join Seaway7 for this exciting future?

Seaway7 Supply Chain Management

The Supply Chain Management team has the responsibility to develop SCM strategies and to engage the supply lines for designated materials and services. Strong supply chain plans are key to the success of our projects. These projects may comprise of a multitude of very large dollar packages and will have a direct and significant impact on the cost base and success of Seaway7.

Who we are looking for?

Due to continued expansion, we have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Buyer to join the team in our Providence, Rhode Island office in the United States on a full-time, permanent basis.

The type of person we are looking for will have a proven ability engaging and negotiating with suppliers for the procurement of materials and/or services, ideally within the renewables industry. You will be comfortable working on both live projects and tenders and have meticulous attention to detail, dealing with high numbers of transactions of both mid and high levels of complexity. You will be able to demonstrate that you are passionate about procurement and that you can continuously endeavour to optimise cost, quality and schedule flexibility for the benefit of the business. This role will serve the entire Seaway7 business so you must also be adept at communicating with all levels of personnel within the company.

What do we offer?

  • Career Development – As well as being able to offer a wide variety of projects to work on we have a dedicated personal development scheme and are committed to developing our employees to allow them to progress their career through the organisation
  • A Sustainable Future – Seaway 7 have been committed to the evolving renewable energy sector for over 10 years. As the energy sector continues to evolve, we look to play a proactive role in developing these markets and ensuring that we are at the forefront of energy transition
  • Flexible working – we offer a flexible working environment with hybrid working options available to any successful candidate.
  • Benefits – we offer a highly competitive remuneration and comprehensive benefits package

What does the role involve?

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of responsibilities associated with the SCM function. Key responsibilities are listed below. This is not an exhaustive list as the role will be highly varied.

  • Pro-actively define procurement strategies, beyond a single transaction or project, as well as making suggestions for improvement of business processes.
  • Actively contribute to development and implementation of long-term sourcing strategies as well as category management.
  • Lead negotiations with selected suppliers; always aiming to find the best deal for Seaway7 in a timely fashion.
  • Perform commercial analysis; normalize and evaluate bids received. Incorporate technical evaluations from support disciplines including Engineering, Planning, QHSE and Contracts / Legal.
  • Initiate and participate in supplier performance evaluations and ensure adoption of lessons learned.
  • Manage and negotiate all Variation Orders, with support of the Contracts Discipline.
  • Pro-actively support fellow team members, which may include some supervisory responsibilities

What do you need to have?

  • You will be degree qualified at Bachelor level or equivalent in a technical, commercial or legal discipline.
  • You will have at least 2-3 years of experience working in a buyer/procurement role within the energy industry.
  • You will be a strong communicator and negotiator, comfortable conversing in English, both verbally and in writing. Being proficient in other languages is a strong advantage.
  • You will be an advanced user in Microsoft Office with the emphasis on the MS Excel functionalities of data modelling, as well as SAP ECC MM Module / SAP Ariba
  • You will have strong leadership skills, and the ability to manage, motivate and collaborate effectively with teams and individuals across the business.
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