Buyer - Resource Center India

Req Id:  13553
Job Family:  Supply Chain

Bangalore, IN, 560071


Our Vision.

SBM Offshore believes the oceans will provide the world with safe, sustainable and affordable energy for generations to come. We share our experience to make it happen.


Our Profile.

We design, build, install and operate offshore floating facilities for the offshore energy industry. As a leading technology provider, we put our marine expertise at the service of a responsible energy transition by reducing emissions from fossil fuel production, while developing cleaner solutions for renewable energy sources. More than 7,000 SBMers worldwide are committed to sharing their experience to deliver safe, sustainable and affordable energy from the oceans for generations to come. Together, we are driving progress forward in a TRUE. BLUE. TRANSITION. 



Buyer (Location Bangalore, India)


In order to expand capabilities, SBM Offshore Pvt Ltd has the ambition to set up a Supply Chain Department located in the Bangalore office. To support this ambition we are looking for a Buyer.


The role

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.

Task & Responsibilities

  • 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

In the case of this role the Buyer is responsible for Mechanical and Process equipment. Your experience and expertise in mechanical and process equipment is required for most key packages including rotating (pumps, compressors, turbines, etc.) and static equipment (pressure vessels, heat exchangers, boilers, etc.).



Education & Experience

SBM is looking for applicants with a 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. The ideal candidate will have broad and deep procurement experience in the Offshore, Marine or Petrochemical Industry. International travel may be required.

 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”). 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.