Procurement and Services Officer

FULL-TIME | ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
 

VISION AND MISSION

The Ocean Cleanup develops advanced technology to extract, prevent, and intercept plastic pollution. Our goal is to initiate the largest cleanup in history by mid-2018.

We are a young organization with a mission to tackle a global problem of an unprecedented scale. What we are aiming for is not easy, and we know we need to push the limits of current technological boundaries to reach our goals. Working at The Ocean Cleanup isn’t for everyone, but we believe that through optimism, perseverance, and ingenuity we can succeed.

We are recruiting a diverse team of bright, high-performing people, who feel comfortable going off the beaten path, and who perceive setbacks merely as necessary obstacles to be taken on the route to great and lasting achievement.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

In order to assure its success, we are hiring a Procurement and Services (P&S) Officer for our projects. As P&S Officer you will be responsible for the procurement and contract activities for The Ocean Cleanup. You will report to the Chief Operations Officer for corporate matters and the Project Managers for project matters .

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop procurement strategies for projects
  • Proactively work with our engineers to find the most suitable suppliers for our complex scope packages
  • Review and discuss Scope of Works and Inspection & Test Plans for services, constructions and equipment
  • Develop and execute negotiation strategies
  • Coordinate scopes, specification and terms & conditions with various specialists resulting in an Invitation to Tender
  • Generate contracts and supporting purchase orders
  • Monitoring suppliers' performance, progress and quality until final delivery of the goods
  • Maintaining relations with suppliers 
  • Analyzing data, providing up-to-date vendor-, product- and market information

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 4 years’ relevant experience in supply chain management in a technological industry
  • Able to manage suppliers and contracts, and maintain good working relationships with suppliers and other external parties
  • Understands technical requirements and can clearly communicate these to suppliers
  • Knowledge of the legal aspects of international contracting, as well as logistical aspects
  • Comprehension of the design and technical details of a system and the ability to provide feedback to the team with regards to potential issues in the supply process
  • Possesses academic-level thinking and communication skills

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proative attitude
  • Able to perform well in a fast-paced and highly challenging environment
  • Strong communicator and team player
  • Flexible and comfortable in a continuously changing environment
  • Strong command of English, verbal and written
  • Results-driven and self-motivated, even when faced with adversity and setbacks
  • Independent and flexible
  • Must be available to work extended hours and weekends when needed
  • Willing to travel abroad
  • Strong personal integrity
  • Intrinsic motivation to work on our ambitious and meaningful goal


Please apply by sending your CV and motivation letter to hr@theoceancleanup.com. For questions please email to josee.meiners@theoceancleanup.com.