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London - Sutton

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  • The Lead SCM Specialist is responsible for the operational implementation of at least one elements of the SCM strategy for their defined business area. They will be responsible for developing and implementing their own, local plans and ongoing improvements to support the global SCM aims and to contribute to a highly efficient, cost oriented Supply Chain function.

  •  On a project, the SCM Lead will be the owner of a complex subcontract or PO by overseeing all aspects of the contract and coordinating all engineering issues related to the product to be delivered, in line with the project SCM strategy.

  •  All personnel are expected to contribute to creating a positive HSEQ culture within Subsea 7 and ensure familiarity with and adherence to local HSEQ codes and practices. All personnel are expected to provide leadership in code of Ethics and compliance with FCPA and Bribery and Corruption Acts.

  •  All personnel are also expected to contribute to creating a culture of ethics and integrity within Subsea 7 and ensure familiarity with and adherence to our Code of Conduct.


Specific Key Responsibilities & Activities

  • Ensure compliance with all Supply Chain policies, process and procedures

  •  Proactively contribute to the project definition of SCM strategies and goals and the achievement of these

  •  Ensure highly effective implementation of the sourcing strategy for the assigned business area via business partnering initiatives, knowledge and expertise

  •  Support the process and stake holders relevant to the specific role, including internal risks and support to client negotiation.

  •  Accountable from the issuance of the RFQ, the selection, management and monitoring of suppliers, up to the product or service delivery to the end user.

  •  Coordinate and perform commercial and contractual analysis, schedule evaluation of bids, and incorporate technical evaluation from Engineering, QA, QC & HSE. Finalise the bid summary and make recommendations to the Project SCM Manager for technically acceptable solutions.

  •  Report according to project requirement, on progress and problems on the Awards.

  •  Monitor commercial and financial issues arising from their assigned subcontract or Purchase order-negotiate all Variation/change Orders and provide regular cost forecast of PO/subcontract

  •  Ensure SCM capitalises from lessons learned and is performed in accordance with best practice, striving to mitigate risk, promoting safety and integrity consistently

  •  Take full ownership for the implementation of your section of the Project Procurement Plan, together with Project Management, Engineering (and others as appropriate and applicable)

  •  Support the development of the local Supply Chain Function through guidance and coaching to more junior members of the team.

  • Have a good understanding of the overall technical issue and a good knowledge of the offshore industry, of its specificities, of complex items and provide support to their team as and when necessary.



  • Degree in a relevant discipline (Engineering or Business) or qualified by experience

  •  Appropriate experience in a at least one of the Supply Chain areas of expertise, most recently in an expert capacity.

  •  Proven leadership and ability to coach and guide more junior colleagues.

  •  The role will suit anyone who has experience managing and coordinating the manufacturing and delivery of semi complex to complex equipment. The role will also suit someone with project management skills and experience.



  • Operate within the Business Code of Conduct

  • Operate according to Subsea7’s Management Principle

  • Support Standards and Procedures for the Supply Chain Function

  • For level of Authority- The Lead SCM Engineer is not authorised to commit the Company on their own. Any commitment with third parties will be authorised by budget holders.


What is in it for you? 
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 people to allow them to progress their career through the organisation 

A Sustainable Future – As the energy sector continues to evolve, Subsea7 are playing a proactive role in developing emerging energy markets. These markets include decarbonising offshore oil and gas, floating wind, carbon capture and storage, hydrogen and decarbonising our own operations 

Flexible working – We offer a flexible working environment with hybrid working options available 

Benefits - We pride ourselves in offering you and your loved ones a wide range of world-class core and flexible benefits, which focus on supporting you and your family’s financial, emotional, and physical wellbeing 

Our vision is to make possible the global delivery of offshore energy for today and tomorrow. 

Subsea7’s offshore operations span five decades, successfully completing over 1000 projects. Working in all water depths across all energy hubs, our engineering expertise, alliances, and specialist technologies enable us to engage early so that our multi-disciplinary teams can design and deliver the solutions that our clients want. 

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

We have a strong track record of safe and reliable delivery.  Our reputation as a collaborative service provider in long-lasting client relationships makes us one of the most trusted contractors in our market which includes oil and gas and renewable energy.  By joining Subsea7, you become part of a team who ‘Make the Journey Possible’.

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