VISION AND MISSION
The Ocean Cleanup develops advanced technology to extract, prevent, and intercept plastic pollution. In 2018, The Ocean Cleanup initiated the largest cleanup in history by launching the first cleanup system; System 001 (“Wilson”).
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.
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 .
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
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
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
Tagged as: Environment, Ocean, Plastic, Polution