Sourcing Specialist
Fugro Holdings

Houston, Texas

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Job Description

With a new Supply Chain Management (SCM) organization in place, Fugro is on an exciting journey to accelerate growth and value creation. The Sourcing & Contract Manager function has a key role to play in this context by delivering the most competitive cost base by helping to build a strong Supply Chain in the US. The Sourcing Specialist will be part of the Strategic Sourcing and contract management team and initially will oversee the purchases of a part of the business.

The Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for engaging with key stakeholders in the business and driving costs down with engagement with the supply base and sourcing activities. The role is not just limited to Fugro Houston office but all Fugro Entities in the US and may involve some global activities. Critical to the success of this role is bringing a professional look and creating value for Fugro by implementing best-in-class Sourcing and Contract activities to help Fugro reduce bottom-line costs and improve cash flow and top-line profit.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead by example and place Quality, Health & Safety, Security, and the protection of the Environment as core values while never intentionally placing employees, our processes, customers, or the communities in which we live and work at risk.
  • Responsible for driving costs down while ensuring quality and on-time delivery.
  • Analyses financial data on company expenditure and provides reports on areas for improvements
  • Third-party Strategic Sourcing and Contract Management
  • Actively engage with the business and develop key relationships with business stakeholders and strategic supply partners to assess supply chain risk, review future strategies, and identify potential cost reduction and valuable opportunities for Fugro.
  • End to End Supply Chain cost reductions (TCO).
  • Work with the global and other country supply chain teams on developing best practices to share.
  • Actively reinforce general and legal compliance and requirements regarding quality, health, safety, sustainability, and environment ("QHSSE").
  • Establish regularly the value created with the supply chain team and business stakeholders. Track, optimize, communicate, and share value created by SCM.
  • Ability to negotiate Contracts and framework agreements.
  • Assist where needed in developing best-in-class processes and procedures.
  • Communicate clearly in the business the sourcing strategy.
  • Communicate all agreed pricing to the Purchasing area and ensure the sourcing strategy is followed.
  • Be a strategic partner to the business and one face to the supplier.
  • Supplier Management and pre-qualifications.
  • Conduct RFQ's.
  • Supplier visits as needed which may include auditing a third-party.
  • Provide all Globally driven KPI reporting to the UK & Norway Supply Chan Manager on the given dates.
  • Work with and take direction from the Global Sourcing & Contract Manager in developing a sourcing strategy whether in the Country or on a Global basis.

Job Requirements
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States, without restrictions.
  • Bachelor's degree in any the following Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Logistics Engineering, Business Administration or Management, Economics, Law or similar is desirable. High school diploma required.
  • Ideally have relevant or working towards a professional qualification (e.g. MCIPS, NEVI)
  • Minimum five years of Strategic Sourcing & Contract Management and/or Procurement management experience with a minimum of three years as a manager with direct line reports.
  • Strong communication skills with the proven ability to influence, negotiate and challenge but also to nurture strong collaborative relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, at all levels, along with energetically motivating and empowering teams.
  • Successful proven experience in setting up, developing, managing and innovating a supply chain or procurement management function in an international environment.
  • QHSSE, legal and compliance knowledge allowing for ability to identify and mitigate concerning risks for Fugro.
  • A leadership style that is actively focused on achieving sustainable results with a passion for success. ability to work well alongside peers, colleagues and partners to impact business performance positively.
  • leadership that provides insightful assessment on key business deliverable, business opportunities and demonstrates strong financial awareness
  • Supports both internal customers and external suppliers by being attuned to their needs, adding value and builds strong relationships.
  • Motivated by managing change and able to get things done in a dynamic and continuously changing environment.

What's in it for you?

At Fugro, our people are our number one priority and central to our purpose to create a safe and livable world. Our values set the foundation for our unique culture: we are determined to deliver, we prepare for tomorrow, we do what's right, and we build trust. Our talent philosophy is seeded by our values and fueled by a passion for learning, developing leadership behaviors, transparency, and accountability.

Fugro offers opportunities to sharpen skills and provide career growth through on-the-job learning experiences, LinkedIn Learning access, business and technical training, and leadership development programs.

We value the mental, physical, and financial health of our employees and their families and offer a variety of flexible work models. Fugro USA's comprehensive benefits package also ensures you have choices that fit your needs at any life stage.

How to apply?

If you are interested in this role we look forward to discussing this opportunity with you. Please click on our 'apply' button and upload your resume and cover letter.

Disclaimer for recruitment agencies:

Fugro does not accept any unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies. Acquisition to Fugro Recruitment or any Fugro employee is not appreciated.

Fugro USA posting Disclaimer

Fugro is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.

Individuals with disabilities needing assistance in the recruitment process are encouraged to contact Human Resources directly at 713-369-5600, option 5 or

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