The Ocean Cleanup develops advanced technology to extract, prevent, and intercept plastic pollution. Our goal is to initiate the largest cleanup in history by mid-2018.

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 Officer for our projects. As Procurement 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.

Responsibilities include:

Managing procurement and contract processes, e.g.:

  • Review and discuss Scope of Works for services, constructions and equipment
  • Coordinate scopes, specification and terms & conditions with various specialists resulting in an Invitation to Tender
  • Generate Purchase Orders
  • Monitoring suppliers progress and quality

Maintaining relations with suppliers  Analyzing data, providing up-to-date vendor-, product- and market information


  • You have at least 4 years’ relevant experience in procurement and contracting in a technological industry
  • You are able to manage suppliers and maintain good working relations with suppliers and other external parties
  • You understand technical requirements and can clearly communicate these to suppliers
  • You understand the legal aspects of international contracting, as well as logistical aspects
  • You understand the design and technical details of a system and are able to provide feedback to the team with regards to potential issues in the supply process
  • You possess academic-level thinking and communication skills


  • Able to perform well in a fast-paced and highly challenging environment
  • Strong communicator and team playerFlexible and comfortable in a continuously changing environment
  • Good command of English, verbal and written
  • Results-driven, self-motivated, even when faced with adversity and setbacks
  • Independent and flexible
  • Must be available to work extended hours and weekends as needed
  • Willing to travel abroad
  • Strong personal integrity

Please apply by sending your CV and motivation letter to For questions please email to

Read Full DescriptionHide Full Description
Confirmed 9 hours ago. Posted 30+ days ago.

Discover Similar Jobs

Suggested Articles