Stolt-Nielsen USA Incorporated

  • Contract Engineer

    Job Locations NL-Rotterdam
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    As a Contract Engineer you are responsible for developing and maintaining professional business relationships with our vendors and internal stakeholders. To do so, you have to understand the needs and requirements of our fleet and translate this into proper (technical) project proposals in line with our company and departmental strategy. You manage tactical procurement processes like: tender management, vendor selection and contracting on behalf of Stolt Tankers.


    In this position you will be part of our global Purchasing department with colleagues in Rotterdam, Houston and Singapore. Your location will be our Rotterdam Office, where you will be reporting to our Purchasing Manager.


    • You gather specific product knowledge during the initiation, development, implementation and management of agreements and purchasing projects;
    • Develop and implement agreements with vendors for predominantly technical goods and services assigned by Purchasing Managers;
    • You are responsible for managing a portfolio of assigned agreements and improve the use of the related product databases;
    • You continuously analyse and create proposals for the purchasing and logistic processes;
    • Manage new tenders among suppliers according to the sourcing strategy;


    • You hold a bachelor degree combined with several years of working experience in a purchasing position in a maritime or petro- chemical environment;
    • Experience in purchasing on operational and tactical level, preferably in technical assets like piping, valves, and instrumentation;
    • Due to our international working environment, you must possess good cultural awareness;
    • Purchasing education Nevi 1 and preferably Nevi 2;
    • You have good communication skills, both oral and written in English, Dutch is an advantage;
    • You are a team player with lots of initiatives, with advanced negotiation and analytical skills;
    • Advanced level in Excel and preferably experience with purchasing software.


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