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SC Improvement Manager

Req Id:  6036
Job Family:  Supply Chain

Schiedam, NL, 3115JD


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.




As Supply Chain Improvement Manager, you are responsible for effectively and accurately maintaining systems and tools and producing on-time deliverables for your expertise area and assigned remit. 

You will apply and ensure compliance with Company standards, to enable the Company to make strategic and tactical business decisions.

You apply and uphold SBM’s policies and procedures in support of the respective population with a high degree of customer focus, discretion and confidentiality.





In order to support business decision making, for your assigned expertise area, you are accountable for 3 main pillars in the SC Excellence department:

    1. Overall accountability for implementing the Vendor Performance Assessment process in line with company requirements
    2. Overall accountability for implementing the Vendor Qualification/Extension/Exemption Process across all areas of our business including but not limited to Projects related, Operations, non-project related services etc.  As matrix manager for VQ Coordinators in all other regional centers – obtain/analyze/verify/cleanse data for reporting as required
    3. Lessons learned champion for Supply Chain – receive inputs from the SC community and analyse and propose corrections/corrective actions
    4. Seek alignment with relevant stakeholders on the functional requirements
    5. Collect, prepare and provide data input for all relevant deliverables, within agreed time frame
    6. Ensure the integrity and reporting of the data and information you are responsible for
    7. Compile and analyze data and information, to alert on trends and recurring themes
    8. Proactively highlight concerns as they arise, escalate unresolved issues to appropriate stakeholders to minimize delays in deliverables and (re)prioritize assigned activities when necessary
    9. Monitor reported incidents and track corrective actions
    10. Continuously seek to improve and enhance effectiveness of the role towards building a resilient SC Excellence function


In order to effectively and accurately maintain management systems and tools wherever they are applied, for your assigned expertise area, you are to:

    1. Ensure data entry and administration with accuracy,  high level of confidentiality and in compliance with Company standards, within agreed time frame 
    2. Provide first line support to all users, guidance and advice on their use
    3. Identify and assess topics, trends and users’ needs, to provide recommendations for improvement and implementation
    4. Maintain the overview of and content of all data definitions, data standards and other relevant documentation for the relevant applications (e.g. training materials, user guides) in order to inform the business correctly
    5. Contribute to create, review and update procedures and work instructions
    6. Maintain the overview of and content of all data definitions, data standards and other relevant documentation for the relevant applications (e.g. training materials, user guides) in order to correctly inform the business
    7. Have an understanding of how new internal and/or external events or changes will affect the systems and tools and recommend necessary actions





  • Has experience in offshore projects – Engineering or SC or Construction discipline
  • Proficient in IT skills
  • Team management experience preferred – not a must.  Career development opportunity for team management
  • Good knowledge of vendor performance assessment metrics, vendor qualification screening
  • An analytical mindset to be able to analyze various inputs from the team and provide recommendations
  • Use project experience to guide and mentor the VQ coordinators in all other regional locations to ensure standardized adherence to the relevant enterprise management processes
  • Effective presentation skills to be able to influence various stakeholders to adopt and adhere to new ways of working





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.