Commercial Manager - Floating Production Units

SBM Offshore N.V. Houston , TX 77020

Posted 3 weeks ago

Commercial Manager Floating Production Units (FPU)

Have you ever wanted to work for a world leader in their industry?

SBM Offshore is an integrated EPCI provider of floating production solutions for the deepwater oil and gas industry. SBM Offshore owns and operates the world's largest fleet of FPSOs which recently achieved more than 1 million barrels of oil per day throughput. SBM Off shore's global footprint includes worldwide Execution Centers.

We are proud of our technological innovation, and are a market leader in R&D and technology development. Some of SBM Off shore's products include CALM Buoy's, Floating Production Storage and Offloading Units, Semisubmersibles, Tension Leg Platforms and Turret Mooring Systems.

Careers at SBM Offshore offer our employees:

  • Unique opportunities to participate in the full life-cycle of projects and operations from engineering through construction and installation and throughout production operations

  • Experience with a leader in Deepwater floating production and mooring systems, in production operations and in terminals and services

  • Opportunities for roles in Execution Centers, in our construction yards and with our specialized offshore installation vessels

  • A company philosophy of exposing talented individuals to all parts of the business which provides opportunities to expand their personal tool kits

SBM Offshore is currently recruiting for a Commercial Manager Floating Production Units (FPU)


As Commercial Manager, you will lead the Business Acquisition activities for prospects within the FPU Product Line. Your objective and responsibility is to win the tender, by developing and implementing strategies, delivering optimized technical/commercial proposals and working with the team to negotiate the agreement with the Client and Partners.

1.In order to win a tender, you will be expected to:

  • Organize and coordinate the overall effort for the Tender and oversee the Tender team

  • Update the Capture Plan and develop the Tender Plan for a specific prospect

  • Ensure that WIN strategy is understood by all, as originally defined by the Product Line and Business Development team.

  • Translate WIN strategy into tangible actions and cascade across the Tender team

  • Define the mandate and proactively seek its approval

  • Manage stakeholders to ensure they make timely and informed decisions

  • Maintain trustful relationships with Partners and ensure they execute approvals in a timely manner

  • Ensure the proposal is in line with the contractual framework and strategy

  • Define the negotiation strategy, tactical plans and lead the negotiation process with the Client

  • Have an in-depth knowledge of all SBM Offshore rules and policies to conduct business ethically

  • Ensure an understanding of the Gulf of Mexico market positioning, SBM Offshore strengths and weaknesses versus competition

  • Act as delegate to the Business Acquisition Director when required

The measure of your effectiveness in this will be:

  • To win the Tender

  • Tender budgets are adhered to

  • Adherence to the tender process and gate documents are approved in a timely manner

  • Business Acquisition Director/ Product Line Director's confidence in stakeholder contribution and offer delivery

  • Partner's satisfaction (feedback/assessment)
    2.In order to ensure Client satisfaction during the Win phase, you will be expected to:

  • Be responsible for effective communication and negotiation with the Client, by building and maintaining strong relationships, from Business Development handover to Execution handover

  • Be responsible to understand, manage and meet Client expectations throughout the prospect, by identifying the Client drivers and challenges

The measure of your effectiveness will be:

  • Client Satisfaction via Surveys

  • Success rate (ratio of wins versus losses)


A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering is required. At least 15 years' experience in offshore Gulf of Mexico region is also required. Experience in planning and developing proposals, valued at least at $100M+ with a background in estimating & contracts.

A strategic mindset, network building skills and instills trust are required soft skills.

Candidates must know the offshore industry within the Gulf of Mexico market and have technical offshore project execution experience.


Headquartered in West Houston's Energy Corridor, the Houston Execution Center of SBM Offshore offers excellent benefits, tremendous opportunities for qualified professionals, and competitive salary and benefits packages (Paid Time Off (PTO), 10 paid holidays, 401(k) Plan, 4-1/2 Day Work week, AD&D, Bonus Plan, Education Reimbursement Program, Flexible Spending Accounts, Medical and Dental Plans, and Short & Long Term Disability Insurance). subject to employment status

The SBM Offshore Group is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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