Procurement Assistant
Farnborough area, UK
Part Time with the potential to go full time in the future
Reporting to: Procurement Manager

The Role

We are looking for an experienced Procurement Assistant for our purchasing operations to support the Procurement Manager. We’re looking for a product-savvy professional who has procurement experience within the technology, engineering, and indirect sector. We’re a forward-thinking operation with expansion on the horizon, so someone who is willing to grow with our firm will be a perfect fit.

You must be able to effectively prioritise in a fast moving and dynamic environment and cope with high demands.

Blue Ocean Seismic Services Background

Blue Ocean Seismic Services is an innovative tech start up with strong shareholders including BP and Woodside. Our vision is to disrupt the Marine Seismic industry through the development of a large-scale autonomous ocean bottom seismic data acquisition system, resulting in a step change reduction in the cost, time and HSSE risks required to acquire high quality OBS data. We help our clients to reduce their carbon emissions and their carbon footprint.

Blue Ocean Seismic Services is developing a revolutionary, integrated seismic acquisition system based around long endurance, self-repositioning robotic ocean bottom nodes.

These nodes are capable of multiple autonomous re-positions to allow rolling of the receiver array without having to recover and redeploy nodes. This, in combination with automated handling systems, rapid deployment/recovery and intelligent system control, allows for optimisation of seismic acquisition survey operations to minimise duration and cost, and removes the requirement for ROV support.

Required Experience & Qualifications

  • Extensive experience in procurement or purchasing.
  • Proven experience in the technology, engineering industry and indirect sector
  • Preferably CIPS qualified
  • Experience in MRP and Logistics
  • Experience using Sage 200 or similar

General responsibilities:

  • Support the Procurement Manager on implementing procurement strategies across all channels of purchasing
  • End to end procurement management
  • Negotiate on new and existing contracts, to drive down costs to the company
  • Institute policies and procedures for collecting and reporting key metrics that will reduce our overall expenses while increasing productivity
  • Work with key stakeholders globally in the business to define new and effective procurement strategies
  • Perform cost analysis and set appropriate benchmarks
  • Coordinate deliveries