Sourcing Specialist - Engineering | Schlumberger

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Sourcing Specialist - Engineering

Stonehouse - United Kingdom

Job title:

Sourcing Specialist - Engineering


About Us:

We are a global technology company, driving energy innovation for a balanced planet.

At SLB we create amazing technology that unlocks access to energy for the benefit of all. That is our purpose. As innovators, that’s been our mission for 100 years. We are facing the world’s greatest balancing act- how to simultaneously reduce emissions and meet the world’s growing energy demands. We’re working on that answer. Every day, a step closer.

Our collective future depends on decarbonizing the fossil fuel industry, while innovating a new energy landscape. It’s what drives us. Ensuring progress for people and the planet, on the journey to net zero and beyond. For a balanced planet.



Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, UK.

Stonehouse Technology Centre (SHTC) is the SLB drilling Centre of Excellence. It supports SLB 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:

  • Implements sourcing plans/ tactics to effectively manage the sourcing activities related to his/ her assigned project portfolio
  • Provides sourcing and procurement support, ensuring parts are sourced in a cost-effective and timely manner from suitable vendors
  • Works with the assigned project teams to meet critical project timelines, prioritizing work and communicating progress in cadence reviews/ through tracking mechanisms
  • Defines part & assembly parameters for systematic Purchase Order release
  • Assesses supplier capabilities and makes recommendations for new supplier onboarding
  • Understands strategies for assigned commodities & proactively drive initiatives to meet departmental objectives



  • Conducts RFI/Q/P (Request for Information/Quotation/Proposal) and bidding processes, minimizing risk, and maximizing value in terms of quality, delivery, and cost
  • Negotiates prices and terms with suppliers to meet specified quality, delivery, and cost objectives
  • Ensures accurate system definition of part & assembly parameters for systematic Purchase Order release
  • Works closely with Engineering project teams, taking the lead to communicate supply time frames/ alternative solutions to meet shared goals
  • Selects a high-performance supply base for assigned portfolio, in accordance with short-list of approved suppliers
  • Evaluates current and prospective suppliers through supplier reviews, site visits and audits, in coordination with Supplier Quality teams, to assure supply capabilities, on-time delivery, quality and service.
  • Leads supplier onboarding process for newly identified suppliers
  • Executes contract negotiation and development in coordination with Sourcing Manager and Contract Specialists – typically NDA/SLB T&Cs implementation
  • Drives parts and process qualification, in coordination with Supplier Quality teams
  • Effectively communicates with/ maintains the highest degree of relationship between the Company and all levels of supplier personnel
  • Builds strong relationships with internal customers
  • Identifies opportunities and implements actions for continual improvement and process excellence
  • Complies with all Schlumberger, EMS and local procedures applicable to the job function

Employees may be assigned other duties in addition to, or in lieu of those described above, according to the needs of the location or Company



Bachelor or Master’s degree in Supply Chain, Manufacturing or Engineering from an accredited university or college.


Skills and Experience:


  • 3 years minimum experience in similar role (must have a clear desire to further career within Supply Chain)
  • Commodity knowledge – basic knowledge of machined components, electromechanical assemblies, harnessing/ interconnection, PWA/ electronics all desirable
  • Excellent communication skills-both verbal and written
  • Process and quality improvement driven
  • Proven capability with data management and control principles
  • Strong time-management and task prioritization skills
  • Proficient in MS Office apps, SAP (favourable) or other ERP system
  • Detail-oriented with proven ability for accuracy
  • Can function independently and in a team
  • Strong negotiation and decision-making skills
  • Able to effect change through influence
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • CIPS qualified / qualification incorporating Supply Chain Management
  • Purchasing and procurement experience
  • Basic commercial contracts knowledge (NDA/ T&Cs/ PA)


Career Advancement:

Every technical contributor in the Stonehouse Technology Centre has access to a progression plan tailored to their job title, defining a clear path for promotion and reward, focusing on competency development. With support from Human Resources, Metier Managers, and a network of technical experts, they are in control of their career growth from their first day of employment.


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 SLB flexible benefits program.



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, or other characteristics protected by law.