Req Id:  7361
Job Family:  Supply Chain

Bangalore, IN, 560071


Energy is a fundamental basic need of our society. Fossil fuels, including oil, are an essential source of energy and will remain so until renewable energies have the capacity to meet the growing demand for energy.

Nearly 5,000 SBMers globally are proud to design, build and operate floating facilities that produce more than 1% of the world’s oil. We do it in the safest, most affordable, and most sustainable way. And we continuously strive to reduce emissions, in line with our emissionZEROTM program.

As a leader in floating technologies for the oil and gas industry, we recognize the significant importance of climate change and the growing need for renewable energy. We invest in products and services that enable the transition towards renewable energy, with a focus on Floating Offshore Wind, Wave Energy, and Carbon Capture and Storage. In addition, we also develop Smart Digital Services to improve and support everything we do.

Oceans play a central role in producing the energy of today and of tomorrow. We work together with the world’s leading energy companies to make that happen. We act responsibly and ethically so that communities where we operate benefit from our presence and activities.

We are committed to sharing our experience to deliver safe, sustainable, and affordable energy from the oceans for generations to come.

We are Energy. Committed.




This posting has for objective to give ourselves the chance to work together, in the short, medium, or long term. SBM Offshore's active leadership position on the market, combined with our People Development and Succession Planning activities, requires us to be ready to onboard and mobilize our future Buyers Mechanical as soon as a new vacancy opens! 

  • You are considering a new challenge in a few weeks, months, or even years? If you match the requirements below, APPLY NOW!




The Buyer is responsible to source, negotiate and purchase equipment/services in line with budget, schedule, quality and technical project requirements while ensuring that any procurement activity complies with Group Supply Chain strategy processes.  



  • Lead the tender process in a fair manner and identify Bidders that will best meet SBM’s technical requirements, budget and schedule constrains. Understand the contractual requirements of equipment/service to be purchased and elaborate the bid package together with the relevant disciplines (Eng, Legal, etc) 

  • Ensure that Vendor Qualification process is performed as per SBM rules  

  • Issue Request For Quotation, expedite and collect offers from Bidders  

  • Analyze the offers and identify areas for commercial or contractual clarifications in order to facilitate discussion with Bidders and get offers aligned and in line with SBM requirements  

  • Develop recommendations for the Bidder selection based on the input from the relevant disciplines and on the assessment of offered costs, technical requirements and delivery time in accordance with SBM Ethics and Compliance rules (eg competition rules …) 

  • Fully document the tendering process (i.e. Commercial Bid Evaluation, Recommendation To Purchase …)  

  • Ensure that the tactical management of the procurement process (from RFQ preparation till Recommendation To Purchase) is conducted appropriately and in full compliance with SBM Working Procedures. 

  • Set up package strategy with close coordination of Package Manager to lead commercial negotiations, using any possible leverage to achieve your targets and obtain competitive pricing 

  • Perform financial/commercial analysis (market intelligence, cost breakdown structure, benchmark…) of the current scenarios, identify Risks and Opportunities and recommend options that can drive the final decision to purchase. 

  • Conduct internal contract check points all along the Purchase Order execution to ensure contractual protections are in place and to minimize contractual /financial risks. 

  • Be responsible for managing any claims with Vendors and develop appropriate settlement plan  



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in relevant field of Engineering or Business Administration and a minimum of 5 years of experience as a Buyer with an Oil and Gas or EPC company.
  • Broad and deep procurement experience in the Offshore, Marine or Petrochemical Industry.
  • International travel may be required.
  • Experience and expertise in mechanical equipment is required for most key packages.
  • Furthermore, you are or you have: 
    • a self- starter who possesses good interpersonal and organizational skills; 

    • great Time Management skills; 

    • proactive behavior; 

    • flexible and adaptable to react to operational changes; 

    • willingness to travel; 

    • fluent in English (both written and verbally) 


SBM Offshore N.V. is a listed holding company that is headquartered in Amsterdam. It holds direct and indirect interests in other companies that collectively with SBM Offshore N.V. form the SBM Offshore Group (“the Company”). SBM Offshore provides floating production solutions to the offshore energy industry, over the full product lifecycle. The Company is market-leading in leased floating production systems delivered to date, with multiple units currently in operation, and has unrivaled operational experience in this field. The Company’s main activities are the design, supply, installation, operation, and life extension of floating production solutions for the offshore energy industry. For further information, please visit our website at The companies in which SBM Offshore N.V., directly and indirectly, owns investments are separate entities.


SBM Offshore is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. SBM Offshore does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.  All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.