Senior SCM Specialist

Subsea 7

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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 the basis to achievement of our projects, they may comprise of a multitude of very large dollar packages and will have a direct and significant impact on the cost base of Seaway7.

Who are we looking for?

Due to continued expansion, we have exciting opportunities for Senior Supply Chain Management (SCM) Specialist’s to join our team in one of our main locations on a full-time permanent and contract basis. The person could be based in one of the following Seaway7 office locations – Oslo in Norway, Zoetermeer in The Netherlands, Leer in Germany. 

We are looking for skilled SCM professionals, in possession of significant offshore construction industry experience. You will have proven ability to pro-actively develop and deliver multi package supply chain management plans within limited time frames and in accordance with prevailing business management processes.

We particularly encourage industry professionals with the following background to apply for the role: Project Manager, Project SCM Manager, Package Manager.

You will be a genuine communicator, comfortable operating through various levels of the organisation and with a diverse range of external stakeholders. The position requires you to have significant analytical skills combined with a high sense of ownership to deliver effective and economical solutions.  You will be a highly motivated person, who thrives on pro-actively engaging with people and are determined to investigate and produce robust and innovative solutions for the team and our clients.  You will be a confident presenter, able to debate the pro’s and cons during gate review meetings with senior management.   

What does the role involve?

The candidate will have the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of roles and responsibilities, some of which are listed below.  However this is not an exhaustive list as this is a highly varied role:

·         Develop and deliver Supply Chain Management plans, comprising of a significant number of large dollar work packages. Associated risk / opportunity management and manpower planning may be part of the role.

·         Working closely with all internal and external stakeholders to collect all information required to engage relevant supply lines efficiently and economically.

·         Define SCM strategy in co-operation with internal stakeholders and internal disciplines.

·         Direct 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. Incorporate technical evaluations from disciplines like Engineering, Planning, QHSE, Contracts / Legal, etc.

·         Participate in internal gate review meetings

·         Finalise bid summaries and make recommendations to internal stakeholders.

·         Supplier relationship management: schedule meetings with regular suppliers to manage expectations and align business interests.

·         Initiate and participate in supplier performance evaluations and populate lessons learned reports.

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 experience working in a project management role, ideally within the energy industry, with a strong involvement in SCM processes

·         You will be a genuine communicator and negotiator, with the ability to converse in English in both written and spoken word at a very high level. Being proficient in other languages is a significant advantage.

·         You will be an advanced user in Microsoft Office and SAP, ideally in Ariba

·         You will have proven leadership skills and the ability to develop, motivate and collaborate effectively with teams and individuals across the business.

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