Be proactive & apply! FPSO Buyer opportunities in Brazil (local contract)

Req Id:  9141
Job Family:  Supply Chain

Rio de Janeiro, BR, 20021-290 Vitória, BR, 29043-285 Santos, BR, 11035-260


Our Vision.

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.


Our Profile.

We design, build, install and operate offshore floating facilities for the offshore energy industry. As a leading technology provider, we put our marine expertise at the service of a responsible energy transition by reducing emissions from fossil fuel production, while developing cleaner solutions for renewable energy sources. More than 7,000 SBMers worldwide are committed to sharing their experience to deliver safe, sustainable and affordable energy from the oceans for generations to come. Together, we are driving progress forward in a TRUE. BLUE. TRANSITION. 




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 FPSO 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!




The Buyer is responsible to source, negotiating and purchasing 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.  




 •    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.

•    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...)
•    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.
•    Identify and Develop the Best Vendors for the demands and support to have their best performance on the services and materials
•    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.
•    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 
•    Perform financial/commercial analysis (market intelligence, cost breakdown structure, benchmark…) of the current scenarios, identify risks and opportunities and recommend alternatives that can drive the final decision to purchase;
•    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 ...)




•    School/studies/degree: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the relevant field of Engineering or Business Administration
•    Experience: Solid experience as a Buyer with an Oil and Gas, Chemical or EPC company.
•    Specific skills / expertise / product: 

                   o    Knowledge of materials import/export procedures and regulations. 
                   o    Familiar with purchasing regulations and legislation in the country of operation.
                   o    Familiar with materials administration and purchasing systems.
                   o    Fluent in written and spoken English.
                   o    Solid knowledge of Excel

•    Behaviours & inter-personal skills – Key points

                  o    Customer focus
                  o    Manages complexity
                  o    Decision quality
                  o    Action-oriented
                  o    Resourcefulness
                  o    Ensure accountability 
                  o    Drive results
                  o    Collaborate
                  o    Persuade
                  o    Influence
                  o    Instill trust 
                  o    Being resilient 
                  o    Time Manager
                  o    Proactive Behaviour




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.