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  • Vacancy at BW Offshore

  • Posted on: 5 July, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • BW Offshore is a leading global provider of floating production services to the oil and gas industry, with an operating fleet of 16 FPSOs and one FSO. The company has an excellent track record on project execution and operations, with more than 30 years of experience. The company is represented in the major oil regions world-wide, with presence across Asia Pacific, Americas, Europe and West Africa. BW Offshore is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and is part of the BW Group, one of the world’s largest maritime groups.

    Contracts and Procurement Manager


    The position is managerial and independent of daily supervision from line manager. This means that the position holder will plan and execute the tasks, and day to day work on an independent basis.

    Key tasks and Responsibilities

    The Contracts and Procurement Manager has the following responsibility and key tasks:

    • Actively pursues the development and implementation of contracting & procurement practices, standards and forms to meet the objectives of the Company
    • Acquire supplier market knowledge and maintain supplier relations as required
    • Plans, organizes, directs and controls the contracting and procurement function
    • Responsible for the management of Procurement Activities such as Purchasing, Expediting, Logistics and Material Handling
    • Develop and implement Contracting and Procurement Strategy
    • Implementing Client Contract requirements and ensure flow downs into Contracting Plan and Procurement Strategy
    • Provide regular status and progress reporting (Procurement Milestone Plan, etc.)
    • Manage a team of Purchasers, Expeditors, Contract Administrators and Logistics Coordinators on contracting and procurement activities, including but not limited to sourcing, bidding, evaluation, expediting, etc
    • Performs contracting and procurement activities in accordance with the contracting and procurement practices and standards published in the Company Management System and the established Contracting Plan and Procurement Strategy
    • Performs contracting and procurement duties including key responsibility for negotiations
    • Ensure adequate staffing and provide general supervision to functional staff, ensuring their career development and training
    • Maintains total responsibility for the complete contracting and procurement function and reports operationally to Project Management and General Operations Management and functionally to SVP Supply Chain
    • Contribute ideas for improvement of best practices
    • Liaise with other internal stakeholders (Finance, Legal, Business Development, Estimating, Engineering, Operations Manager, General Operations Management, etc.)
    • Establish service and frame agreements in Nigeria
    • Other duties as assigned

    The above tasks shall apply to all phases of BWO’s business process (Client Tender Phase and Project Execution Phase). In addition, the following shall apply for Contract and Procurement Managers within Operations:

    • Visit local operation offices/shore base on a regular basis in order to ensure unified procurement processes worldwide
    • Contribute with input to life cycle cost considerations
    • Other duties as required to comply with requirements from Offshore Units and/or local regulations


    • Possess a degree or equivalent experience
      • Typically requires 10 years of relevant experience, primarily in the area of contracting and procurement
      • Good understanding and knowledge of the technical, contractual and commercial issues related to design and engineering of Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading vessels
      • Experience in offshore oil and gas industry is an advantage


    • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Fluent in oral and written English language
    • Team player and meticulous to details
    • Excellent leadership and decision-making skills


    • The position is located at BW Offshore in Lagos with temporary assignments at local operations offices or Units if so required. The position requires flexibility in order to reach goal

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