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Strategic Sourcing Manager

Company: Oceaneering International, Inc.
Location: Orlando
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director, Global Procurement, the role of Strategic Sourcing Manager plays a critical role in the development of Oceaneering's self-driving vehicle hardware. You will be responsible for managing all components within the assigned commodities from RFQ stage, business award, and prototype through serial production. The position has high visibility within the organization and offers the chance to be a part of an advancement in people movement. This role is a cornerstone of the organization, focusing on direct sourcing and procurement support for our self-driving vehicle projects.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Develop sourcing strategies ensuring the suppliers are capable of meeting Oceaneering International's current and future technical and business requirements.

  • Manage the strategic vendor relationship as the primary commercial point of contact for Oceaneering and each supplier.

  • Understand the technology roadmap of critical suppliers and communicate throughout the organization with a formal commodity strategy.

  • Partners with Engineering, Project Management, and Supplier Quality to ensure suppliers are meeting program milestones, delivering material on-time, fulfilling quality requirements, and following proper change management procedure to maintain control of costs.

  • Tracks the BOM cost for assigned components as the program/design progresses towards serial production.

  • Acts as a trusted advisor to the organization for matters pertaining to component cost including savings opportunities, supplier strategy/capabilities, VA/VE, and lean manufacturing.

  • Manages and resolves issues with commercial terms or supply chain issues, escalating to leadership based on severity.



    • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering or another related field.

    • Minimum 5 years of Procurement experience working in an Automotive (OEM/Tier1) or high-tech manufacturing industry.

    • Previous management of a global supply base, supporting multiple worldwide manufacturing locations.

    • Ability to lead strategic sourcing, vendor development/management, RFX events, advanced sourcing, new product introduction, pricing, and terms negotiations.

    • Must be familiar with and able to negotiate key legal terms as it pertains to Development and Production Supply Agreements.

    • Ability to navigate and manage internal relationships across a cross functional team including Finance, Engineering, and Program Management.

    • Full understanding of Automotive Advance Product Quality Planning activities and the Production Part Approval Process.

    • In-depth knowledge of the Source to Pay process.

    • Excellent communication and analytical skills, including the ability to present frequently to Senior Leadership teams.


      • Knowledge of appropriate steps to analytical problem solving.

      • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

      • Ability to work in a team environment, remaining attentive to ideas, recognizing responsibilities, and actively participating with others to accomplish assignments and achieve desired goals.

      • Treats others fairly and with respect.

      • Knowledge of department's policies, rules, regulations, business goals, vision, organizational structure, culture, philosophy, operating principles, and values, etc.

      • Ability to establish and maintain project priorities.

      • Seeks out new learning experiences.

      • Identifies what needs to be done and acts before being asked or required.

        Additional Information

        This position is Hybrid - Remote and will require commuting to a designated office. Hybrid work schedules are determined by the hiring manager based on business need.

        Equal Opportunity Employer

        All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.

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