Plant Procurement Specialist | Schlumberger

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Plant Procurement Specialist

Stonehouse - United Kingdom

Job title:

Plant Procurement Specialist


About Us:

We are Schlumberger, the leading provider of technology and services to the energy industry. Throughout much of the oil and gas lifecycle in over 120 countries; we design, develop, and deliver technology and services that transforms how work is done. 

We define the boundaries of the industry by unleashing our talented people’s energy. We’re looking for innovators to join our diverse community of colleagues and develop new solutions and push the limits of what’s possible. If you share our passion for discovery and want to find out what you could really do, then here is the place to do it. 

We are committed to being at the forefront of the industry’s shift towards sustainable energy production – delivering both measurable social and environmental progress. Sustainability is an important part of our history and a critical element of our future. We are proud to have a comprehensive sustainability program that is embraced throughout the organization, and responsive to local goals and driven by local teams. Our sustainability focus is made up of three components which align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) – taking climate action, creating opportunity, and empowering local teams.



Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, UK.

Stonehouse Technology Centre (SHTC) is the Schlumberger drilling Centre of Excellence. It supports Schlumberger Oilfield Services through innovative engineering and quality-driven manufacturing, with portfolio emphasis on rotary steerable systems, Measurement While Drilling tools, Specialised Measurement tools and Rechargeable Batteries for Downhole use, and power source products.

Over 300 employees work in SHTC's modern, fit-for-purpose building in scenic Gloucestershire. The facility was constructed to handle future demand for PowerDrive tools with an efficient workflow that ensures assembled tools are extensively and rigorously tested before delivery. On site, tools can be monitored using state of-the-art hardware and connectivity that link SHTC to all field locations.

SHTC continues Research & Development investment for new technologies, extending operational limits so that clients can reach hotter, deeper reserves.


Job Summary:

Represent the Procurement function at the location:

  • Co-ordinating with Planning to review the action message for expediting, de-expediting and cancellation
  • Responsible for flagging & re-flagging exception message and communicate to PSC;
  • Communicate the outcome of exception message from PSC to Planning and Production Teams
  • Co-ordinate with key stakeholders in the center and provides update related to PO delivery
  • Chairs the weekly open PO review with Schlumberger Internal Supplier
  • Chairs weekly Past Due & on-hold PO review, following up with Warehouse/ center team to resolve PO where parts are delivered, but not received in the system
  • Responsible for PO preparation during the PO approval process: review PO line qty to benefit batch qty price break and contact supplier for potential split PO line qty to meet the urgent request, including getting the approval of expediting fees and communicate the PO split to PSC to implement;
  • Responsible for making sure that all the POs are closed and offering support to resolve invoice issues to ensure the full closure of the POs • Responsible for updating Procurement stage in FAA tracker
  • Responsible for support MEMO suppliers to submit the invoice properly in the system; Resolve the issues related missing/ lost invoices • Acts as the day to day first point of contact for the Procurement Service Center (PSC) towards the E&M Center for all non-standard procurement requests, to include leading and communicating information, issues and initiatives etc.
  • Liaise with center key stakeholders to support PSC on QN / RTV
  • Supports PSC locally in Expediting where direct local supplier contact is critically required or in case of issue (Logistics, Quality, NCRs, etc)
  • Collaborates with Center teams to support and improve compliance to procurement process channels as per the Procurement policy and SOP at the site.
  • Maintains the communication matrix between the locations and PSC and will act as a point of contact for escalation

Support the Procure to Pay (P2P) process locally:

  • Communicates with Center management on a regular basis on the performance levels of the P2P Metrics
  • Liaises with PSC Business Process Improvement leader on preparation of Procurement service level reports and feedback on improvement suggestions
  • Ensures compliance with the P2P channels and processes – in line with SOPs
  • Participates in Supplier Quality reviews with end users • Participates in SQ investigations as a link between the PSC and the E&M Center


Essential Responsibilities and Duties:


  • Preferably minimum 5 year experience in Procurement or related functional expertise (Planning, Operations Procurement, etc)
  • Understanding of procurement & sourcing systems, MfgPro, Oracle, or other ERPs.
  • Basic knowledge of local supplier landscape
  • Good leadership skills
  • Basic technical business knowledge to be capable of managing local supplier interactions and quotes
  • Negotiation skills
  • Able to analyze and solve problems


  • Passion for customer service
  • Effective at cross-functional teamwork
  • Ability to interact and manage several internal customers
  • Ability to juggle and prioritize numerous requests simultaneously
  • Discretion when dealing with confidential information or controlled technology


Qualifications & Experience:

Bachelor’s, Master’s or equivalent in Supply Chain or Business Administration.


Career Advancement:

Schlumberger Eureka Technical Careers (SETC) is an established and unique program that recognizes and supports our exceptional technical experts to grow and develop. This program is well known in the industry as the backbone of our technical strength and recognizes the development and commitment of our strong technical experts and technical leaders in support of our corporate strategy. The SETC program formalizes the recognition of your technical expertise, highlights the impact of your technical solutions in our business, and sets the framework to nurture knowledge sharing inside and outside Schlumberger.


BlueFlex (if eligible):

We are open to flexible, hybrid working with a combination of on-site & home working days.


What we can offer you:

Competitive base salary with bonus, private healthcare for employee & family, subsidised dental care, Health & Wellbeing programs such as the Employee Mental health support, health & wellness coaching, part employer and employee funded pension contribution, Income protection scheme, life insurance.

Other benefits are also available through the Schlumberger flexible benefits program.



Schlumberger is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.


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