Materials Manager | Schlumberger

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Materials Manager

Katy - United States

The Materials Manager ensures a safe, efficient and accurate Materials Management operation, overseeing Warehouse activities including the management of inventory replenishment, movement, and control. Through developing strategies to improve efficiency and performance, the Materials Manager ensure operational service levels while keeping optimized inventory levels. The Materials Manager ensures the highest levels of inventory accuracy and ensures that all compliance and Operations Integrity activities are completed correctly and in a timely manner.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Manage the warehousing activities and resources: Lead, direct, and manage the materials management organization; Manage the relationship with warehousing providers and define the service performance expected; Enforce safety, security, and environmental procedures and standards.
  • Define and implement optimized warehouse layout.
  • Support staffing of the GeoUnit Materials Management Team and develop their competencies.
  • Enforce the use of company standards and industry best practices in warehousing procedures: Maintain materials transaction accuracy accountability, both physically and as recorded in the Warehouse Management System; Ensure warehousing best practice are implemented; Share feedback on best practices implementation with the GeoUnit Distribution Manager to contribute to global distribution continuous improvement.
  • Manage the GeoUnitwarehousing performance and inventory level: Ensure physical and cycle counting programs are completed to schedule and closed according to policy; Manage the inventory level (stock value, DSOH, and slow-moving indicators); Drive continuous improvement and the use of LEAN tools to improve warehouse efficiency and reduce costs; Monitor the performance of third-party warehousing providers if relevant (costs, service); Provide regular performance reports at GeoUnit level on materials management• Lead, direct, train, and manage a team (Storekeepers and Materials Specialists).
  • Ensure compliance with established procedures and company standards to maintain effective control over the physical product flow and storage for the warehouse and other inventory areas.
  •  Ensure purchase order closure until reception in the Warehouse Management system (monitor open purchase order and invoiced-not-received reports).
  • Support the identification of intercompany redistribution opportunities and the translation of the opportunities into actual transfers, ensuring quality controls are executed and are compliant with the company procedures.
  • Perform periodic reviews of exception reports to maintain data integrity in the Warehouse Management System, including but not limited to discrepancies between systems, unit price, aged open/failed/pending for approval/unmatched transactions, and inactive parts.
  • Perform Cycle Count and Periodical Physical Counts: Plan Creation/Posting of Adjustments/Root Cause and reporting according to the global procedure.
  • Prepare and provide monthly reports as required by management.
  • PO discrepancy resolution

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Minimum 5 years related inventory/materials management experience
  • Need to be able to think independently and problem solve. 
  • Candidates should have strong SAP (or similar system) experience
  • Understand the calculations and industry-wide methods used for counting 
  • Know how to use Excel at or beyond the intermediate level (know formulas, calculations, pivoting, metrics, data manipulation, vlookup) 
  • Understand how VLMs work
  • Understand at least basic data analysis
  • Understand stock value and management of stock values
  • Candidates must be able to legally work and reside in the US, without sponsorship

SLB 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, veteran or military status, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, or other characteristics protected by law. We are an “Equal Opportunity Employer".  For more information regarding your rights, refer to the latest version of the "EEO is the Law" poster, the "EEO is the Law-Supplement" poster, and the "Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision" located here:

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