Procurement Specialist


Job Title : Procurement Specialist
Location : London
Company : Maersk
Salary :
Open Date : 2022-12-01
Close Date : 2023-04-01

My name is Philip O’Brien, and I am leading the Procurement team in Svitzer Europe. I am looking for a procurement specialist, who enjoys sourcing goods and services. You will join our team and ensure a smooth Procure-to-Pay process for our fleet of tugboats in the south of the UK. This position provides a unique opportunity to become part of our international team and to make a measurable difference by covering a part of our largest fleet in Europe. Join Svitzer and become part of an exciting, market leading, and vibrant company within the maritime industry. Working within our Procurement team you will be part of a team of engaged and driven individuals that are known to help and support each other. We are located across Europe. The position will allow the successful candidate to develop competences within procurement, build stakeholder management skills as well as operate under time pressure. You will be part of a truly international organization constantly striving for improving the total costs of ownership of all our assets. The role is based in Gravesend, Southeast UK. Key responsibilities The key task is to ensure that the tugboats have everything they need for their operation. What this means on practice are several things:

  • Procure-to-pay process (process purchase requisitions, conduct RFQs, determine suppliers, place purchase orders, ensure the goods are delivered and receipted and the invoices get paid)
  • Comply with global and regional frame agreements
  • Support the operations under time pressure
  • Conduct minor category management and sourcing activities
  • Communicate with stakeholders onshore and offshore and provide guidance on procurement processes and proper system usage
Who we are looking for Eagerness to learn, not being afraid of complexity and ambiguity Proven track record from an academic degree Experience in maritime industry or in procurement is a plus Ability to work under pressure Fluency in verbal and written English Excellent communication skills Strong independent drive to achieve success in your role We want to see that you are a good match, so kindly attach a motivational letter to your application outlining what you bring to this role as soon as possible. Submit your application in English online via the recruitment portal. We do not accept applications via e-mail. Contact Information Information about Svitzer can be found at For further information about the position, please contact Philip O’Brien, Head of Regional Procurement, Svitzer Europe: [email protected] Building a Diverse Workplace In Svitzer we value the diversity of our talent and will always strive to recruit the best person for the job – we value diversity in all its forms, including but not limited to gender, age, nationality, race, sexual orientation, disability, or religious beliefs. We are proud of our diversity and see it as a genuine source of strength for building high performing teams. Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that members from some under-represented groups are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t meet every single qualification. At Svitzer we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles, and we are excited about hearing from you! How to Apply To apply for this role, please click on the 'Apply Now' button and create a Candidate Home to manage your applications.

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