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  • Job reference: RMS0110234

Materials Manager

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 05/07/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (12/07/12)
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The Company:
With interests in over 20 UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) fields, my Client has one of the most significant exploration and production businesses in the offshore waters of the UK.

The Role:
- Develop a UKU Materials Management Strategy and Resource Plan that is consistent with the company MM Strategy.
- Implement Core Processes to standardise and control the movement of materials at every stage in the supply chain.
- Develop good working relationships with key stakeholders to help drive a standardised approach to materials management.
- Recruit and develop a Materials Management organisation.
- Lead and direct the work of the Materials Management team.
- Ensure that there is proper continuity planning for recruitment and organisational change.
- Set clear performance and delivery targets for the MM team and drive continuous improvement through management of key performance indicators.
- Prepare annual plans and budgets.
- Work with the operational teams (production/maintenance/shutdown) to develop robust materials supply routines that are specifically designed to meet the individual needs of each asset or function.
- Take responsibility for improving the control of inventory offshore by working with the OIM’s to develop a culture of care for materials on each platform.
- Manage the work of the platform Materials Controllers and provide guidance through coaching and training
- Manage the receipt, verification and assembly of materials for despatch offshore.
- Work with the Logistics team to develop a seamless and coordinated operation for the collation and delivery of materials for despatch offshore.
- Provide support to the C&P team to ensure materials are available from suppliers on a timely basis.
- Provide an expediting and tracking service to ensure that urgently required materials are made available against agreed deadlines.
- Work with C&P to help establish robust contractual agreements with suppliers that clearly define company requirements for efficient materials management.
- Support the development of and utilise the demand plan created by the maintenance function to develop a materials supply strategy for each asset.
- Maintain records of the held inventory such that every item is visible and its status is always known.
- Manage inventory audits and cyclical stock counts ensuring that segregation of duty rules are followed. Reconcile all resulting discrepancies.
- Identify and recommend for disposal items of inventory that are excess, obsolete or BER.
- Manage the end-to-end disposals cycle including managing third parties engaged in these activities.
- Play a key part in designing appropriate strategies for the preservation, maintenance and care of materials across the NSPU.
- Agree the goods receipt inspection process applying standards and procedures, to address; certification, traceability, positive material inspection and quarantine.
- Control the return to inventory or disposal of excess materials from all offshore activity.
- Work with the warehouse operator to optimise the design and layout of warehouse and yard areas for most efficient and effective storage, handling and flow of materials.
- Ensure a high standard of housekeeping is maintained in all warehouse and yard areas.
- Ensure all records (electronic and paper) are maintained in accordance with company procedures and applicable legislation or guidelines.
- Ensure the creation of a clean material master at the asset level that is consistent with the Global standard covering all defined materials, to support the WMS functionality within Maximo.
- Establish local attributes in Maximo to qualify master data entries in accordance with asset circumstances (demand, location, service level) and replenishment process.
- Ensure that the MM operations comply with all company HSSE and other regulatory requirements.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
o An experienced Oil and Gas materials manager
o Proven experience of successfully managing an operations team
o Experience of using Maximo/SAP or similar MRP systems
o A good understanding and working knowledge of supply chain systems and processes
o A good understanding of materials master data management
o Great people skills – a strong motivator
o Process driven
o Strong Influencer - able to exert influence with asset leaders
o Relationships – able to develop good working relationships with the Asset operations teams

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
o Graduate level education preferred
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