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Senior Buyer - Leer (m/w/d)

We are Seaway7, a diverse group of team players, change makers and leaders in the delivery of fixed offshore wind projects. What we do makes a difference to our planet and the future, by bringing sustainable, renewable energy to the world.

Due to continued expansion, we are looking for a Senior Buyer to join the Seaway7 team in our office in Leer Germany on a full-time, long-term basis. Our SCM team have their HQ in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands.

The Supply Chain Management team has the responsibility to develop SCM strategies and to engage the supply lines for designated materials and services. Key supply chain plans are key to the benefit 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 completed projects of Seaway7.


What you will be doing

The qualified 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.
  • Coordinate 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 you will bring to the team

It’s the commitment and enthusiasm of our people that gives us our energy to create change and make an impact for the future. And we want you to bring your personality, skills and experience, powering us to be leaders in fixed offshore wind.

  • 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 great communicator and negotiator, comfortable conversing in English, both verbally and in writing. Being proficient in other languages is a significant 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 proven leadership skills, and the ability to influence, motivate and collaborate effectively with teams and individuals across the business.

At times, there may be specific qualifications we’re looking for, but we also recognise the power of transferrable skills, so if you feel you have some of the relevant skills and experience we’re looking for, we want to hear from you.


What we can offer you

We offer the opportunity to create a future to be proud of, for generations to come. Whatever the role, wherever the location, everyone plays a part.

And when we say everyone, we mean everyone. Because we believe that it’s our team spirit that makes us special. Whether we’re getting stuck in, overcoming a challenge, or celebrating a success, we always do it together.

Alongside this, we’re continually creating the environment for you to be at your best – in and outside of work. This includes:

  • Career development – access to a range of learning opportunities, as well as being part of a culture that encourages growth and development.
  • Flexible working – everyone has commitments, responsibilities and passions outside of work. With a range of patterns available including hybrid, part-time or flexitime working, let’s discuss how we make time for what matters to you.
  • A holistic benefits package – we pride ourselves in offering a wide range of benefits that support your financial, emotional, and physical wellbeing.


The next steps

To apply for this role, simply click the ‘Apply’ button found on this page.

You may be prompted to set up a profile with us. It’s quick and easy to do. Or, if you have already created a profile with us, simply log in and submit your application.


Here are 3 top tips to help you submit an application:

  • Make sure your CV is up-to-date and highlights the transferable skills and experience you can bring to this role.
  • Include a cover letter as part of your application. It’s your chance to tell us why you would be a brilliant addition to our team.
  • Take your time with your application and check there are no errors such as spelling mistakes.

Once you have submitted your application, we will be in touch as soon as possible with next steps.

To find out more about Seaway7, please visit our website.

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