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Junior Buyer (Apprentice)

Req Id:  9167
Job Family:  Trainees

Monaco, MC


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.


Junior Buyer (2 years apprenticeship)



The Junior buyer is providing support to the buyers for 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 Junior Buyer proactively implements and ensures adherence to Fast4WardTM standardization principles.


  • Ensure that vendor creation and qualification process is performed as per Company rules
  • Issue request for quotation, expedite and collect offers from bidders under the control of buyers
  • Analyze the offers and identify areas for commercial or contractual clarifications with buyers in order to facilitate discussion with bidders and get offers aligned and in line with Company requirements
  • 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 …)
  • Fully document the tendering process (i.e. commercial bid evaluation, recommendation to purchase …)
  • 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:



  • Set up package strategy with close coordination of Category Buyer to lead commercial negotiations, using any possible leverage to achieve your targets and obtain competitive  pricing
  • Conduct internal contract check points all along the purchase order execution to ensure contractual protections are in place and to minimize contractual /financial risks



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:


  • Get familiarized with deliverables provided by Strategic Sourcing and apply them at best (Group Framework Agreements (GFA), Approved Vendor Lists, benchmark, market analysis …)
  • Escalate issues with strategic vendors and promote areas for improvement to Category Buyers
  • Support Category Buyers 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)



Job requirements:


- Bac + 3/5: Business School Diploma

- Experience in direct or indirect purchases in an international company will be a plus

- Knowledge in contract management


Specific skills / expertise / product:


- Excel/Powerpoint/Word

- Fluent English
- Organization skills


Behaviours & inter-personal skills:


Understanding Business/Customer Focus

Taking Initiative/Action orientated and Resourcefulness

Focusing on performance/Ensures Accountability and Drives results

Building Collaborative Relationship/Collaborates

Authenticity/Instils trust
- Flexibility/Adaptability/Resilience



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.