Supply Chain Management Engineer

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Simpson Booth are working with a global subsea & offshore engineering company to help them find a Lead SCM Engineer for their SW London Office.

Job title: Lead Supply Chain Management Engineer

Location: South West London

Duration: 6 to 12 months contract


  • The Lead SCM Specialist is responsible for the operational implementation of one or more
  • elements of the SCM strategy to their defined business area. They will be responsible for
  • developing and implementing their own, local plans and ongoing improvements to support the
  • global SCM aims and to contribute to a highly efficient, cost driven Supply Chain function.
  • In a project, the SCM Lead will be the owner of a complex subcontract or PO by managing all
  • aspect of the contract and coordinating all engineering issues related to the product to deliver, in
  • line with the project SCM strategy.
  • All personnel are expected to contribute to creating a positive HSEQ culture within Subsea 7 and
  • ensure familiarity with and adherence to local HSEQ codes and practices. All personnel are
  • expected to provide leadership in code of Ethics and compliance with FCPA and Bribery and
  • Corruption Acts.

Specific Key Responsibilities & Activities

  • Ensure compliance with all Supply Chain policies, process, and procedures.
  • Proactively contribute to the project definition of SCM strategies and goals and the achievement of these.
  • Ensure highly effective implementation of the sourcing strategy for the assigned business area
  • via business partnering initiatives, knowledge, and expertise.
  • Manage the process and stake holders relevant to the specific role, including internal challenges and support to client negotiation.
  • Accountable from the issuance of the RFQ, the selection, management and monitoring of suppliers, up to the product or service delivery to the end user.
  • Coordinate and/or perform commercial and contractual analysis, schedule evaluation of bids, and incorporate technical evaluation from Engineering, QA, QC & HSE.
  • Finalise the bid summary and make recommendations to the Project SCM Manager for technically acceptable solutions.
  • Report according to project requirement, on progress and problems on the Awards.
  • Manage commercial and financial issues arising from his/her assigned subcontract or Purchase order-negotiate all Variation/change Orders and provide regular cost forecast of PO/subcontract.
  • Ensure SCM capitalises from lessons learned and is performed in accordance with best practice, striving to mitigate risk, promoting safety and integrity consistently.
  • Take full ownership for the implementation of his/her section of the Project Procurement Plan, together with Project Management, Engineering (and/or others as appropriate and applicable)
  • Support the development of the local Supply Chain Function through guidance and coaching to more junior members of the team.
  • Have a good understanding of the overall technical issue and a good knowledge of the offshore industry, of its specificities, of complex items and provide support to his team as and when necessary.

Knowledge Required 

  • Degree in a relevant discipline (Engineering or Business) or qualified by experience.
  • Appropriate experience in a one or more of the Supply Chain areas of expertise, most recently in an expert capacity.
  • Strong leadership and ability to coach and guide more junior colleagues.