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Arbeidsgiver: Pipelife Norge

Stillingstittel: Technical Procurement Specialist/Towing Expert

Frist: 06.11.2023

Ansettelsesform: Fast

Norway is a leading company in the production of plastic pipes for buildings and infrastructure. We are currently looking for a technical procurement specialist/towing expert to join our Export Team. Do you want to be a part of a team of inspiring and dedicated individuals and use your technical knowledge to plan and execute the towing of pipes around half the globe? Then you should keep reading. 

Your new challenges and responsibilities 

At Pipelife, you will leverage your technical expertise in overseeing procurement and orchestrating towing operations that span vast seas – from our factory in Stathelle to our valued customers across the world. Your deep technical comprehension will be instrumental in evolving the planning and development of Pipelife’s towing ventures, solidifying our standing as the leading exporter known for the industry’s longest maritime towing deliveries.

This pivotal role directly reports to the Export Manager and encompasses engaging communication with a diverse array of stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, insurance firms, and governmental bodies, both at the national and international levels  

Desired Candidate Qualifications 

We are seeking an individual with experience and knowledge of technical solutions and installations in the maritime or offshore sector, as your technical expertise will be essential in ensuring quality and delivery capability. We envision that you have a relevant higher technical education at the BSc or MSc level. To succeed in this position, it is a requirement to communicate fluently in Norwegian and English. Further, you must be able to build trust in collaboration with others, have a high work capacity, and strong execution skills. 

Primary responsibilities 

  • Technical procurement:
    • Identifying and carrying out a technical and commercial assessment of existing and potential new suppliers 
    • Making detailed specifications for suppliers based on the project needs 
    • Negotiating terms in liaison with the procurement department 
  • Towing operations:
    • Overall responsibility of the tow until it is handed over to the client 
    • Designing the tow set-up for all export and domestic projects in cooperation with the Project Manager and with support from technical consultants 
    • Sourcing for towing suppliers for specific projects 
    • Following-up with Marine Warranty Surveyors and insurance companies 

Overall, in your new daily work, you will be engaged in the development and improvement with a focus on towing equipment and protection. Additionally, you will act as a sparring partner for the export department and others, offering insights on various technical solutions. The workplace is at our factory at Stathelle. 

What can Pipelife offer you?   

As part of our esteemed team, you’ll immerse yourself in challenging and diversified responsibilities within a global framework. We place a significant emphasis on competence development, ensuring the growth of both our organization and the individual progression of every team member. Beyond the realm of professional growth, our commitment extends to providing exemplary pension plans and insurance benefits. Our organizational culture is a harmonious blend of professionalism and camaraderie, with an atmosphere that fosters efficient decision-making processes and flexibility.

Pipelife Norway is a corporately and socially responsible company that manufactures infrastructure for some of our most crucial resources—energy and water. 

Application information 

Jefferson Wells is collaborating with Pipelife in the recruitment process and handles all inquiries on behalf of the company. For further questions about the position or the process, please contact Jefferson Wells at:

Dag Haavardsen / phone: +47 970 78 748 / [email protected], or; 

Amanda Garen / phone: +47 404 14 347 / [email protected].  


More about Pipelife 

Pipelife Norway AS is part of the Pipelife Group, one of Europe’s leading producers of plastic pipe systems. Our products are used for the safe handling and protection of water and wastewater, gas, indoor drainage, and electrical cables and installations. Pipelife has companies in 26 countries, over 2,600 employees, and an annual turnover of around 900 million euros. Pipelife is part of the Wienerberger Group. Pipelife Norway has factories in Stathelle, Ringebu, and at the head office in Surnadal, as well as sales offices in Oslo, Trondheim, and Bergen.

The company has 250 employees and an annual turnover of over 1 billion Norwegian kroner. Pipelife Norway aims to be a sustainable and environmentally friendly industrial company, and we all work to deliver the most environmentally friendly total product possible. We call this our green value chain. Digitization is another important focus area, and Pipelife aims to be at the forefront of using new technology in smart products, production processes, and support functions.

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