Senior Procurement & Subcontracts Specialist


Job Description

Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world’s premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

To carry out Project specific purchasing duties in accordance with company procedures.

Duties & Responsibilities



• Responsible for development of strategy and maintenance of project procurement plans in collaboration with internal stakeholders

• Preparation of invitations to tender (ITTs) and sourcing activities

• Work with various stakeholders to specify, select and source equipment and/or services in accordance with SCM procedures based on price, quality, risks and according to customer demand, company policy and project budgets

• Understand and interpret technical data sufficient to prepare, issue, review and analyse “ITTs”

• Subcontract drafting including identification of appropriate contracting models and main contract flow-downs

• Negotiations with suppliers and management of clarifications

• Preparation of award recommendations

• Subcontract progress follow-up, expediting and commercial management up to the point of closeout

• Provide support to Buyers, Category Managers and Supplier Managers

• Supplier qualification and onboarding activities in collaboration with the SQE function and other internal stakeholders

• Bid evaluations and comparisons

• Working with the business segments to source alternative products and reviewing existing ones to ensure prices remain competitive with no compromise to quality or compliance standards

• Ensure compliance with HSE&QA requirements internally as well as externally

• Participate in HSE Awareness – Observation Cards, HSE Safety suggestions

• Pro-active with a solutions-based approach, willing to challenge the status quo

• Demonstrates initiative and ownership to deliver workload unsupervised while flexible to support wider team activities.

• Committed to continuous improvement and identification of efficient work methods and processes.

• Pro-active planning and organising skills, able to identify and effectively prioritise workload and successfully meet multiple, often competing deadlines

• Confident networking with an excellent ability to negotiate and influence

• Support the effective reduction in cost of poor quality (COPQ) and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) project within the procurement / subcontract function

• Ability to work within extremely busy projects and cope with the pressure of meeting demanding targets and working to tight deadlines


• Other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities

Reporting Relationship

• Supply Chain Manager



• Professional certification in CIPS desirable

• Relevant SCM degree or equivalent qualification


• Competent in ERP systems

• Experience working in a manufacturing and project environment

• Experience of procurement systems, software and sourcing tools

• Subcontract drafting experience

• Contractual awareness and strong analytical skills

• Previous experience in a subcontracting environment, preferably in services packages

• Extensive and practical knowledge of procurement or subcontract functions, forms of contract and procedures

• Extensive and practical experience in the tendering and execution of subcontracts and pricing agreements.

• Ability to communicate effectively at all levels. Confidence in compiling supplier visit reports expected. Ability to effectively present information and respond to key stakeholder demands

• Experience in MS packages, PeopleSoft, or other ERP systems

• Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

• Strong planning and organisation skills

• Good team player with the diplomatic skills necessary to build strong and constructive internal and external relationships

• Good influencing and negotiation skills

• Excellent communication skills

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Ability to promote the global supply chain strategy throughout the business in a positive manner .

Closing Statement

We offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package and the opportunity to advance in an international company. To apply, click ‘Apply Now’.