Company: Transocean
Skills: Purchasing, Supply Chain Management
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Aberdeen, United Kingdom
No location/work authorization restrictions found.

Transocean is focused on being the employer of choice for the drilling industry. 

We are challenging ourselves every day to push the performance of the company through technological advances and passion for our work.

Job Summary

We are looking for an ambitious Supply Chain Professional to further develop our Strategic procurement function. The position will be reporting to global sourcing manager and will be part of the global Supply Chain team. As a Sourcing analyst you will have an important role in developing our Supply Chain Strategies and optimizing the total cost of operating our fleet of 8 rigs in Norway. The role will be based in Aberdeen and responsible for optimizing sourcing activities in Norway and coordinating these activities with the Global Sourcing team.

If you are motivated and highly interested in sourcing activities, and would like to work in a global environment with the possibilities to further develop yourself becoming an experienced Supply Chain Professional, you might be our next employee.

Job Description


  • Responsible for leading non-technical sourcing, vendor management, and contract enforcement for locally executed commodities and services contracts consistent with the overarching souring and vendor management strategy defined by the Organization and in compliance with local regulations and local contractual obligations
  • Oversees Supply Chain Sourcing activities including Fixed Pricing Agreements, Requests for information, quotes and proposals, contract framework development and vendor management. This includes the coordination of efforts with multiple stakeholders, support, and enforcement of technical requirements for globally managed commodities defined by Category Managers
  • Responsible for the Selection, management, and consolidation of the Norwegian vendor base with the approval of the Manager, Global Sourcing
  • Ensure effective, diligent and efficient support to the operations team in coordination with Norway's Supply Chain Manager
  • Monitor and provide updates to leadership regarding local issues and areas of potential risk
  • Manage and support the activities related to sourcing local requirements
  • Develop country specific sourcing strategies for local sourcing which are sensitive to operational needs, customer requirements, regulatory issues, and market opportunities and execute strategies following the Supply Chain Strategic Sourcing policy
  • Monitor and provide updates to leadership regarding local issues and areas of potential risk
  • Provide leadership and mentoring within the supply chain organization
  • Travel availability is required


  • Minimum bachelor's degree in supply chain or related field is preferred
  • Supply Chain experience, preferable from Strategic procurement or category management


  • 5 to 10 years experience in a supply chain position
  • 3 to 6 years of category management or strategic sourcing experience


  • Highly organized with the ability to resolve complex commercial issues.
  • Advanced negotiation skills
  • Strong team building and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to find and analyze data
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Knowledge of ERP and procurement systems
  • Knowledge and analysis of offshore drilling equipment benchmarking and market trend analysis



  • Exciting development opportunities
  • Every day has new challenges, you will never have one single boring day
  • Local terms and conditions
  • Highly professional skilled and supportive colleagues where your input matters
  • Half day Friday
  • Bonus eligible
  • Generous pension and holiday allowances
  • Free gym access


If you want to push yourself to great achievement, let Transocean develop your career.


No matter where in the world Transocean people are working, we are all pioneers at heart. We don’t shrink from challenges. They inspire us. Which is why we’ve been a company of firsts since our inception. Although we come from different countries, cultures and backgrounds, we’re united by our shared pursuit of excellence. We value the different perspectives represented throughout our organization, recognizing that our people are our most valuable asset. 


In today’s competitive environment, when Transocean has asked our employees to embrace a performance culture that requires us to constantly seek improvement no matter how productive we are, our team has risen to the occasion. And in fact, they are changing the way we operate. If you are motivated by a work environment that consistently challenges you, one where you can have an impact that is felt on every rig and on the bottom lines of both Transocean and our customers, we encourage you to browse our available positions below and at


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