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Category Manager - Offshore Facility and Process

Req Id:  8335
Job Family:  Supply Chain

Monaco Office, MC

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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 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.


Job description:

Role Purpose

Responsible for the development of the Category Offshore Facility & Process in view of increasing SBM competitiveness and actively participating to SBM Operations Performance.

In charge of the effective management of strategically important vendors and the efficient global sourcing and maintenance of key equipment.

Ensure operations receive the full benefits of these arrangements by supporting the correct implementation of the procurement strategy on proposals/projects/operations.

Develop long-term collaborative relationships with the strategic vendors and seek to improve vendor performance continually and jointly.

Be a subject matter expert in Water Injection process offshore, Water Treatment and Filtration, Steam Turbines, Boilers.


Role Contribution

In order that the Category Strategy meets both company strategic objectives, and future project and operations requirements, the scope and activities to be undertaken by the Category Manager include the following:

develop and Maintain Operations Approved Vendor List


Vendor Relationship Management

Develop and foster collaborative partnerships with key vendors for mutual long-term value.

Measure of Effectiveness:  Coordinate and chair steering committee meetings as agreed with relevant internal stakeholders. Follow up on actions from the meetings. Coordinate all activities/initiatives ongoing between the business entities including a forecast of activities as agreed with the relevant stakeholders in order to be aligned with our future business objectives


Conduit for Communications

Main conduit for communications with key vendors for strategic category activities.  Performs the role of a central coordinating entity between various involved internal and external stakeholders within SBM Operations.

Measure of Effectiveness:  Ensure a central repository and forecast of all activities/initiatives between SBM Operations and the Vendor is maintained, updated as required and circulated to the relevant stakeholders.

Ensure Vendors have a clear direction on the activities/initiatives and understand the business priorities.


Monitor Vendor Performance

Develop and maintain robust and scientific benchmarking data for key packages under the category, to be able to assess vendor proposals and provide direction in negotiation discussions.  Use sound judgment to assess and appraise key vendor performance.

Measure of Effectiveness:  Benchmarking data maintained and circulated as required (Including Risk and opportunity / Price breakdown / Strategic Vendor Capacity monitoring ) .Usage of such benchmarking data during negotiations for key packages


Frame Agreements

Assess the need of a Frame Agreement based on a detailed analysis of the set-up and maintenance efforts versus the expected benefit.

Where relevant, coordinate with the relevant internal and external stakeholders to develop mutually beneficial long term Frame Agreements (including all aspects such as commercial mechanism, schedule acceleration, quality control, document deliverables, technical design, legal and contractual terms and conditions) for key packages with strategic vendors and continually improve them based on internal feedback.

Measure of Effectiveness: Where relevant, deliver Frame Agreements in line with internally agreed strategies that provide benefits to our business in line with established F4W principles

Ensure the FA’s are utilized on FPSO ‘s and undertake/coordinate feedback and lessons learned sessions with relevant internal and external stakeholders to continually improve the value of the FA’s.


Vendor Panel Development

Work with relevant stakeholders (internal and external) and expand vendor panel for key packages with viable alternatives where agreed/required with a view towards risk mitigation on our projects and adding value to our business.  Take ownership of the vendor list for the category and the vendor qualification process for vendors in the category.

Ensure vendor panel development is in line with Product Development strategy

Measure of Effectiveness: Ensure business risk is mitigated in sole source situations for key packages

Ensure vendors who are qualified are also assessed for their performance on our projects


Job requirements:

- Engineering Degree

- At least 5 years of experience FPSO Operations offshore

- Experience in Asset integrity for Marine vessels.

- Proven experience in negotiation of frame work agreements


Specific skills / expertise / product:

- Familiar with the structural repairs and inspections services for offshore industry

- Familiar with in water and gas treatment

- Familiar with steam turbine and boilers

- Fluent in written and spoken English.

- Ability to travel internationally including offshore.


Behaviours & inter-personal skills:

- Manages complexity

- Action oriented

- Ensure accountability

- Drive results

- Collaborate

- Persuade

- Instil 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”). 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 unrivaled operational experience in this field. The Company’s main activities are the design, supply, installation, operation, and life extension of floating production solutions for the offshore energy industry. 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.