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Supply Chain Support Manager (Package Buyer) - Houston

Req Id:  427
Job Family:  Supply Chain

Houston Office, Houston Office

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.  Take part in a world-class, diverse, and talented team committed to responsible business conduct and see where the future takes you.   #ENERGYCOMMITTED



As the Supply Chain Support Manager (Package Buyer), you are responsible for developing and maintaining the team skill sets. You are responsible for allocating resources to ensure that supply chain activities are completed as per schedule, quality and safety requirements. You take ownership of the overall quality and performance of the work delivered by your team and you are responsible for the overall department budget. You also take ownership of all activities within your perimeter in accordance with company procedures and governance. In your role, you must provide guidance to the team in order that supply chain activities are properly executed and risk is mitigated to prevent potential impact on the overall project/operations. Below contribution requires expertise for your designated scope (procurement, package management, expediting, inspection, logistics, material control).


1. In order that proper resources are allocated to all project / operations, you are to :

  • Develop a staffing plan by coordinating with the project / operations management to define the manpower requirements and provide qualified resources
  • Manage staffing plan to suit current and future workload needs and proactively resolve any resource gaps through effective networking with other departments, other location’s or third party sub-contractors whenever necessary;
  • Ensure proper lines of communication for resources alignment and project /operations priorities

2. In order to ensure staff is adequately skilled to achieve deliverables, you are to :

  • Understand and manage project / operations requirements of staff capabilities
  • Ensure team is provided with career opportunities and proper training in relevant areas aligned with current and future business needs
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to staff, implement development action plans and ensure a highly motivated working environment
  • Proactively address team performance issues and partner with HR as necessary to reach the expected level of performance
  • Promote the development of internal tools 


3. In order to ensure quality of all supply chain deliverables in line with Company standards,
international and local regulations, you are to :

  • Explain and enforce all Working Procedures related to procurement, package management, expediting, inspection, logistics, material control
  • Cascade and explain all deliverables provided by Strategic Sourcing and get them implemented at best (Group Framework Agreements (GFA), Approved Vendor Lists, benchmark, market analysis, vendor action plans …)
  • Apply all relevant Company Ethics and Compliance procedures (e.g. anticorruption, bribery)
  • Apply all relevant Quality & Regulatory Management procedures
  • Supervise the procedures and ensure compliance to international and local regulations
  • For project activities, be involved at the early phase to ensure realistic KPIs are set (quality, quantity schedule, costs



  • BS/BA in Supply Chain Management or a similar field
  • Minimum 10 years procurement experience buying offshore/marine/petrochemical products
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Minimum of 10 years of large capital EPC project experience
  • International buying experience
  • FPSO or similar experience preferred




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.