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Seaway 7 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. Comprehensive 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 Seaway 7.

Who we are looking for?

Due to continued expansion, we have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Buyer to join the team in one of our main office locations on a full-time, long-term basis. Our SCM team have their HQ in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands and we are looking for the candidate to be based out of that office.

The type of person we are looking for will have a proven ability engaging and negotiating with suppliers for the procurement of materials and 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 excited about procurement and that you can continuously endeavour to optimise cost, quality and schedule flexibility for the benefit of the business. This role will support the entire Seaway 7 business so you must also be adept at communicating with all levels of personnel within the company.

What does the role involve?

The qualifed 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.
  • Direct negotiations with selected suppliers; always aiming to find the best deal for Seaway 7 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 8 years of experience working in a buyer/procurement role within the energy industry.
  • You will be a good communicator and negotiator, comfortable conversing in English, both verbally and in writing. Being proficient in other languages is advantageous.
  • 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 proven leadership skills, and the ability to develop, motivate and collaborate effectively with teams and individuals across the business.

Seaway7 is a global leader in the delivery of fixed offshore wind projects, committed to contributing to an efficient and sustainable energy supply for the future. 

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

Seaway7 are committed to creating a diverse workforce and offer excellent career opportunities, supporting you to develop your skills and aspirations. Along with a wide range of benefits and a flexible working environment, employees can further enhance their work-life balance through our Remote Working Policy and our wider wellbeing offering

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