Procurement Assistant
Farnborough area, UK
Full Time
Reporting to: Procurement Manager

The Role

Working closely with the logistics, production and engineering departments,
the Procurement Assistant will take responsibility for the purchasing of
direct and indirect materials and services.
The role involves regular communication with the teams to keep up-to-date
with new product development, variations in demand and managing
materials and service requirements. The ideal candidate will be able to
combine independent thinking with cost-effective purchasing as well as have
the ability to build good relationships with our suppliers to ensure good
collaboration. A sound knowledge of the End-to-End purchase process is
essential, as is the ability to challenge contracts and negotiate on Quality,
Cost and Delivery.
A confident and knowledgeable procurement specialist with experience in
Offshore Engineering and/or Manufacturing, with the ability to hit the
ground running and a “can-do” attitude is essential for this role.

Blue Ocean Seismic Services Background

Blue Ocean Seismic Services (Blue Ocean) is an innovative maritime robotics
focussed technology company with significant shareholders including BP and
Our vision is to disrupt the marine seismic industry through the development and
commercialisation of a large-scale autonomous ocean bottom seismic data
acquisition system, driving a step change reduction in the cost, time, HSE risks and
environmental impact associated with acquiring high quality marine seismic data.
These reductions in survey cost make ocean bottom seismic attainable to a broader
range of customers including for carbon capture and storage (CCS) and offshore
wind farm site survey applications. By significantly reducing the carbon footprint of
seismic surveys our technology assists clients in their push towards a net-zero
Blue Ocean’s revolutionary integrated seismic acquisition system is based around
large numbers of intelligent, long endurance, uncrewed underwater vehicles
These Blue Ocean developed UUVs are capable of multiple autonomous seabed
repositions to allow rapid, remote repositioning of deployed seabed receiver arrays
without the need to recover and redeploy by ROV. This, in combination with
automated launch, recovery & handling systems, rapid deployment/recovery, and
intelligent system control, allows for optimisation of seismic acquisition survey
operations and removes the requirement for ROV vessel support.
We are a dynamic, friendly, diverse, and inclusive workplace and welcome all
applications. We consider safety and security a priority.

Required Experience & Qualifications

  • Proven experience in a buying, procurement, or product
  • Entrepreneurial negotiation skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Adept at using commonly used Office and ERP software packages as
    well as the ability interpret and manage data
  • Ability to project manage and get things done
  • A good understanding of Electrical/Mechanical parts buying will be
    an advantage

General responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the purchasing of materials and services including:
    production parts, logistics materials and consumables.
  • Place, manage and compile Purchase Orders
  • Negotiate prices and lead times and maintaining relationships with
    current and new suppliers
  • Regularly reviewing costs, shortages, suppliers, quality and
  • assist with developing and managing procurement systems
  • Ensure cost control and effective buying of terms of price, service
    and quality
  • Develop and provide regular reports to management
  • Provide support to engineering team regarding stock and
    purchasing matters
  • Sourcing and on-boarding of New Suppliers