Be proactive & apply! Category Buyer opportunities in Angola (local contract)

Req Id:  10812
Job Family:  Supply Chain

Luanda, AO, 50307


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 Category Buyers 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!



  • Responsible for procuring equipment, materials and services for specific disciplines - in accordance with the specification provided, at the best possible price and at the required time for all.

  • Maintain records as required by the internal and external procedures and regulations.

  • Analyze the technical requirements of the purchase request and ensure that these requirements are met throughout the supply process, including the coordination of the acceptance tests, QA/QC documentation review, etc.

  • Prepare the Requests for Quotation (RFQ) in accordance with the PIRs/scopes. The RFQs shall include all technical, commercial and quality requirements.

  • Source, coordinate qualification and select suitable suppliers, manufacturers and vendors.

  • Compile approved vendor lists and perform vendor audits as required.

  • Issue the RFQs to the selected suppliers.

  • Expedite and obtain suitable quotations and coordinate technical clarifications and communications during bidding. Negotiate with suppliers and obtain the best price for goods and services.

  • Review quotations and issue the cost comparison sheets when required

  • Prepare the purchase recommendations

  • Align Contract clauses with the Vendors and the Legal department

  • Develop and negotiate SLA’s for the contracts

  • Develop the contract strategy and commercially manage the contract

  • Prepare and issue the Purchase Order (POs) or Request For Signatures (RFS)

  • Verify the acknowledgement of POs and launch KOM

  • Prepare weekly progress reports on purchasing activities (RFQ, PR and PO status).

  • Monitor vendor’s performance and organize Quarterly Performance Review (QPR) meetings.




  • School/studies/degree: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the relevant field of Engineering or Business Administration
  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Buyer with an Oil and Gas or EPC company.
  • Specific skills / expertise / product
    • Knowledge of materials import/export procedures and regulations. 
    • Familiar with purchasing regulations and legislation in the country of operation.
    • Familiar with materials administration and purchasing systems.
    • Fluent in written and spoken English.
    • Ability to travel internationally including offshore.
    • Ability to travel internationally including offshore.
  • Behaviours & inter-personal skills – Key points
    • Customer focus
    • Manages complexity
    • Decision quality
    • Action-oriented
    • Resourcefulness
    • Ensure accountability 
    • Drive results
    • Collaborate
    • Persuade
    • Influence
    • Instill trust 
    • Being resilient 




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.