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Local Buyer-Mero 4 Qidong

Req Id:  4542
Job Family:  Supply Chain

China Yard COSCO - Qidong

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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 oftomorrow. 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.


Project: MERO 4

Location: Qidong

Duration: 01st Feb.2022 to 30th June.2024




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. The post incumbent ensures the smooth execution of the orders in terms of contractual and commercial obligations. The Buyer proactively implements and ensures adherence to Fast4WardTM standardization principles.



1. In order to lead the tendering process in a fair manner and identify bidders that will best meet our technical requirements, budget and schedule constraints, you are to:

1.1. Understand the commercial/contractual requirements of the equipment/service to be purchased and elaborate the bid package together with the relevant disciplines (ie: Engineering, Asset Integrity, Legal & contract…)

1.2. Ensure that vendor qualification process is performed as per Company rules

1.3. Issue request for quotation, expedite and collect offers from bidders

1.4. 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 Company requirements

1.5. 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 Company Ethics and Compliance rules (eg: competition rules …)

1.6. Fully document the tendering process (i.e. commercial bid evaluation, recommendation to purchase …)

1.7. Ensure that the tactical management of the procurement process (from RFQ preparation till recommendation to purchase) is conducted appropriately and in full compliance with Company working procedures. The measure of your effectiveness in this will be:

• Number of requests for quotation processed as per plan

• Number of Purchase Orders issued as per plan

• Total time of the full procurement process

• Demonstrated quality of deliverables (ie: commercial bid evaluation, recommendations to purchase)

2. In order to lead successful contractual and commercial negotiations with vendors, you are to:

2.1. 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

2.2. 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

2.3. Conduct internal contract check points all along the purchase order execution to ensure contractual protections are in place and to minimize contractual /financial risks

2.4. Be responsible for managing any claims with Vendors and develop appropriate settlement plan The measure of your effectiveness in this will be:

• Clear and accurate financial/commercial analysis provided to internal stakeholders

3. In order to contribute to the effectiveness of the global Supply Chain, you are to:

3.1. Get familiarized with deliverables provided by Strategic Sourcing and apply them at best (Group Framework Agreements (GFA), Approved Vendor Lists, benchmark, market analysis …)

3.2. Escalate issues with strategic vendors and promote areas for improvement to Group Supply Chain

3.3. Support package manager and/or operations buyer, Category Managers to enable him/her to perform the overall vendor rating The measure of your effectiveness in this will be:

• Knowledge of existing GFA prior the win phase

• Ability to provide accurate feedback about Strategic Vendors • Knowledge of your market (vendors, innovations, trends)

4. If acting as a lead buyer, you are to:

4.1. Understand Company and project requirements and appropriately assign tasks to team members

4.2. Set team expectations for quality standards and enforce safety requirements to meet project needs, corporate standards, and industry regulations

4.3. Ensure each team member understands his/her role and responsibilities

4.4. Provide support and guidance as needed to team members; partner with direct report for mentoring staff as needed

4.5. Set yearly objectives, proactively assess team performance and partner with the direct report to continuously improve global performance as needed

4.6. Ensure previous lessons learnt are incorporated and promote continuous improvement by sharing new lessons learnt with relevant managers

4.7. Ensure proper communication with internal/external stakeholders to ensure all parties are promptly informed The measure of your effectiveness in this will be:

• Timely and accurate issuance of team deliverables

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 unrivalled operational experience in this field. The Company’s main activities are the design, supply, installation, operation and the life extension of floating production solutions for the offshore energy industry.  As of December 31, 2018, Group companies employ approximately 4,350 people worldwide, including circa 650 contractors, which are spread over offices in key markets, operational shore bases and the offshore fleet of vessels. Group Companies employ a further 400 people, working for the joint ventures with two construction yards. For further information, please visit our website at www.sbmoffshore.com. 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.