Project Procurement Lead - Resource Center India

Req Id:  14881
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. 



  1. Job description

Team management

Role Purpose

The Project Procurement Lead (PPL) is responsible for delivering the purchase order (PO) to meet the

SBM and project requirements, specially in terms of safety, budget, schedule and quality.


The PPL ensure that the PO is executed in line with the Project requirements and applicable documents and

efficiently manages all tactical aspects of the Purchase Order from the RFQ phase until final delivery and

PO close out including all Post Order activities associated to the purchased goods or services


The PPL actively contribute to the lessons learned process to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the

Supply Chain.


The Package Procurement Lead (PPL) acts as the focal point with Vendors on assigned turnkey project(s) or Fleet vessel(s).


The PPL are responsible to support the Category Manager to implement Global Supply Chain sourcing strategy.


The PPL is responsible to efficiently and adequately set-up the Tendering strategy for the Purchase Request under consideration, along with Buyer and Category Manager.


Job description:

The PPL (Mechanical & Process Equipment) is responsible for Mechanical and Process equipment. The incumbent is part of the core team which will handle a proposal, a FEED or an EPC contract. Your experience and expertise in mechanical and process equipment is required for most key packages including rotating (pumps) and static equipment (pressure vessels, heat exchangers, boilers, etc.).


In order to ensure that sourcing is set up to meet project requirements, you are to:

1.1. Familiarize with Vendor Qualification (VQ) processes and tools to confirm active qualification.

status, request for temporary exemption as necessary and / or qualification ahead of RFQ.

1.2. Escalate issues with Strategic / Key Vendors and promote areas of improvement for Global Strategic Sourcing.

1.3. Understand the technical requirements of the PO by liaising with Package Engineer (PKE)


1.4. Set up the PO health checks by collecting lessons learn, multi-disciplinary input and planning accordingly.

1.5. Develop the Procurement Strategy in accordance with lessons learned and input from Category Managers.

1.6. Ensure that the tactical management of the procurement process is conducted appropriately (RFQ preparation, bid clarification meeting, negotiation, vendor selection, recommendation to

purchase) and in full compliance with Company working procedures.

1.7. Measure realized savings for the PO arising from the implementation of the Procurement Category Strategy.

1.8. Accountable for the successful delivery of the assigned PO inclusive of proper application of

Vendor Manufacturing Management (VMM) process & package dashboard reporting.


In order to ensure that the PO execution achieves the expected level of quality, while reducing the risk of increased cost and delay, you are to:

2.1. Manage internal stakeholders to ensure she/he has sufficient means (time, technical resources)

to run a satisfactory tendering process including clarifications, normalization of all bidders and


2.2. Lead Commercial and contractual negotiations with the support of the Buyer and Category

Manager as relevant, coordinating all required functions.

2.3. Ensure Commercial Bid Evaluation is substantiated with Recommendation to Purchase (RTP)

where applicable, including risks and opportunities identified during bid phase, with the support of the Buyer and Category Manager as relevant.

2.4. Adjust standard Inspection and Quality Requirements to meet project obligations

2.5. Manage the interface with the vendor during PO execution

2.6. Ensure that vendors activities are managed in line with project priorities

2.7. Develop vendor quality awareness and ensure that quality controls are performed during vendor manufacturing process as per Inspection and Quality Requirements

2.8. Provide Category Managers with continuous feedback on vendor performance and get their support in case of PO execution issues related to strategic vendors or strategic categories

2.9. Ensure vendor documents are received, reviewed and approved on time

2.10. During internal contract check points, provide active support to Buyer for contractual risks management and vendor claim management.

2.11. In case of package quality issues, proactively conduct root cause analysis to define with vendor immediate corrective actions and share outcome with Category Manager when PO is related to strategic vendors or strategic categories.

2.12. Perform the overall rating of vendor for his/her PO.

2.13. Report PO progress to the Project Procurement Manager as required during the entire life of the


2.14. Perform timely and complete PO hand over and close out

2.15. Monitor PO execution through package health checks, and proactively raise alerts to implement action plan in case of potential issue (such as schedule, cost, quality, contract…).


In order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the wider SC, you are to

3.1. Support Category Managers to evaluate category profile, vendor capabilities & performance and

improvement areas

3.2. Ensure continuous improvement and package learning by sharing package best practices and

package lessons learnt.


In order that the completion activities can be achieved successfully, you are to:

4.1. Organize and lead hand over session(s) with completion team per PO

4.2. Provide support and participate (if needed) in construction / integration, pre-commissioning and

commissioning activities


In order to provide good commercial support until Purchase Order close-out, you are to:

5.1. Support the business during execution on any commercial topics related to the Purchase Order

such as leading negotiation of Variation Orders or drafting letters in case of deviation to

commercial terms (typically Defect, Force Majeure, Identification of Delay with associated

exposure to Liquidated Damages, etc.).

5.2. Collaborate and seek support from Contracts Engineer as appropriate.

5.3. Lead claim negotiations with Vendor up to settlement agreement with the support of the Buyer

and Category Manager as appropriate.

5.4. Deliver commercial PO close-out.

5.5. Expedite satisfactory Vendor support and performance during construction / integration, precommissioning and commissioning activities.


Job requirements:


SBM Offshore India is looking for applicants with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in relevant field of Engineering and minimum of 15 years of experience in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, or similar business in a technical and/or commercial position, preferably in the role as a Package Manager or Engineer.


Furthermore you are or you have:

  • a self- starter who possesses good interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • great Time Management skills;
  • Leadership skills and proactive behaviour;
  • 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.


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