Join Seaway7 as a Buyer in Zoetermeer, Netherlands. Procure goods and services for offshore wind projects, supporting Subsea7. Requires procurement experience in the Energy industry and strong communication skills.

Subsea 7
Subsea 7
Zoetermeer, Netherlands  UTC+01:00   On-site   Full Time   10000+   More than 3 months ago

We are Seaway7, a diverse group of team players, change makers and leaders in the delivery of offshore wind projects. What we do makes a difference to our planet and the future, by bringing sustainable, renewable energy to the world.

We are looking for a Buyer to join our team at our office in Zoetermeer on a full-time, staff basis, supporting Subsea7.

Our Buyer is part of our Offshore Resources (OR) business. OR support all Subsea7 regions with the vessels, equipment and people they need to deliver projects worldwide from our global operational bases.

SCM supports OPEX & CAPEX to provide the necessary services, equipment and consumables for these operations through the effective management of all third-party procurement and services.

This includes sourcing, supplier management, procurement, expediting, logistics, inventory management and warehousing.

What you will be doing

The Buyer is responsible for a particular, defined aspect of the Supply Chain process. This will involve the purchase of goods, services and facilities or other SCM functions.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Manage & action the procurement of goods & services for allocated vessel, asset or operational base /workshop.
  • Plan and execute Forwarding & Expediting strategies to ensure timely arrival of goods services without undue delay/penalty with clearance.
  • Operate within standardised OR SCM policies, processes and systems and leverage the systems side to support the provision of relevant and quality metrics.
  • Manage the defined elements of the supply chain process as delegated. Work within cross-functional teams to work with vendors on cost improvement and to create better value delivery.
  • Capitalise from lessons learned and is performed in accordance with best practice, striving to mitigate risk, promoting safety and integrity consistently.
  • Contribute the selection, management and monitoring of vendors.
  • Participate in the evaluation of the vendors.
  • Proactively support internal clients such as Vessel Teams, ROV, project teams with performance of the assigned SCM activities.
  • Maintain contact with Vendors, including appropriate sites visits, during the entire process ensuring adherence to quality and deadlines.
  • Maintain and produce appropriate reports and logs for all relevant internal parties, proactively highlighting issues to ensure these are identified in advance and can be addressed.

What you will bring to the team

It’s the commitment and enthusiasm of our people that gives us our energy to create change and make an impact for the future. And we want you to bring your personality, skills and experience, powering us to be leaders in offshore wind.

At times, there may be specific qualifications we’re looking for, but we also recognise the power of transferrable skills, so if you feel you have some of the relevant skills and experience we’re looking for, we want to hear from you.

  • Demonstrable experience within procurement and associated commercial experience gained within the Energy industry.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products. SAP & SAP Ariba would be desirable.
  • Marine / Vessel SCM experience with exposure to procurement processes and familiar with RFQ/tendering
  • Knowledge of market / industry suppliers and service providers
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, maintains collaborative relationships.
  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills, always acts with professionalism and integrity.
  • Analytical skills with the ability to work with detail and accuracy.
  • Pro-active planning and organising skills, able to identify and effectively prioritise workload and successfully meet multiple, often competing deadlines.
  • Demonstrates initiative and ownership to work unsupervised, will support wider team activities.
  • Flexible to adapt to changing priorities within a fast-paced 24/7 global business.
  • Pro-active with a solutions-based approach.
  • Committed to continuous improvement, identifies and drives change opportunities.

What we can offer you

We offer the opportunity to create a future to be proud of, for generations to come. Whatever the role, wherever the location, everyone plays a part.

And when we say everyone, we mean everyone. Because we believe that it’s our team spirit that makes us special. Whether we’re getting stuck in, overcoming a challenge, or celebrating a success, we always do it together.

Alongside this, we’re continually creating the environment for you to be at your best – in and outside of work. This includes:

  • Career development – access to a range of learning opportunities, as well as being part of a culture that encourages growth and development.
  • Flexible working – everyone has commitments, responsibilities and passions outside of work. With a range of patterns available including hybrid, part-time or flexitime working, let’s discuss how we make time for what matters to you.
  • A holistic benefits package – we pride ourselves in offering a wide range of benefits that support your financial, emotional, and physical wellbeing.

The next steps

To apply for this role, simply click the ‘Apply’ button found on this page.

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Here are 3 top tips to help you submit an application:

  • Make sure your CV is up-to-date and highlights the transferable skills and experience you can bring to this role.
  • Include a cover letter as part of your application. It’s your chance to tell us why you would be a brilliant addition to our team.
  • Take your time with your application and check there are no errors such as spelling mistakes.

Once you have submitted your application, we will be in touch as soon as possible with next steps.

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About the role

Dec 28, 2023

Full Time


Jun 20, 2024


Zoetermeer, Netherlands



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