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Materials Controller

  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Procurement / Materials / Logistics Management
  • Date posted: 12/01/2018
  • Job reference: VR/43435
Our client is currently recruiting for a Materials Controller on a contract basis in Aberdeen.

Position Overview:
The role is responsible for ensuring that the significant inventory (onshore & offshore) is effectively managed in support of the clients business.
The position will report directly to the Procurement & Inventory Manager, contributing significantly towards continuous improvement within the function and the SCMs annual business delivery objectives.

Accountabilities:
Demonstrate commitment towards ensuring effective and efficient control of all inventory through best practices in warehousing and Maximo systems management.
Support and guide Offshore Material Controllers.
Guide and Support those involved in materials management processes.
Embrace continual improvement and change activities.

Key Duties:
Supports Inventory utilisation- ensures that inventory levels are appropriate for asset/division and identifies synergies across assets.
Supports Maximo Inventory & Disposal Processes - ensures that existing inventory is utilised before we "buy new"
Controls stock checking and accounting/ reconciliation across assets.
Control of all company owned inventory and associated activities, including, but not limited to - Identifying, recording, coding, procurement, storage, stock-checking and ultimate control and optimization of all client owned assets inventory.
Control of Critical equipment spares in combination with appropriate Asset technical focal points.
Work closely with the Maximo and other systems teams to ensure that the procurement, inventory and logistics solution is fit for purpose.
Provide coaching and set expectations for Offshore Material Controllers on acceptable attitudes, behaviours and working practices.
Provide expectations for 3rdparty service providers on acceptable attitudes, behaviors and working practices
Share knowledge and best practices and actively participate in workshops.
Create, maintain & enhance effective working relationships and identify and minimise interpersonal conflict. Maintain effective communication with all work colleagues at all levels.
Be a proactive member of the Supply Chain team.
Review stock replenishment levels on a regular basis.
Support materials related deliverable requirements at Dales Base (Onshore Base).
Conduct routine checks to ensure compliance is met in all material related matters, utilising the companys compliance tools available.

Education Attainment & Accreditation:
Business, Finance, Law degree or equivalent or experience through on the job training and development.

Professional skills & Experience:
Good experience of SCM operations in the Oil & Gas Industry preferably with an Operator or Tier 1 Contractor.
Good experience of Materials Management in the UKCS with an all-round understanding of the demands of operations, reservoir & wells and project support.
Experience of coaching and mentoring Offshore Materials Controllers.
Good experience in Materials Management, Inventory Management and Warehousing Operations.
Good experience with ERP/EAMS systems (specifically Maximo) and other associated SCM systems and their application and reporting capabilities in relation to Materials Management.
Knowledge of improvement and change management methods.

Interpersonal Skills & Qualities
Experience in a supervisory role with small teams.
Must demonstrate exemplary commitment to HSE practice.
Demonstrable communication skills at all organizational levels.
Committed team player with a high degree of self-motivation.
Ability to structure and solve problems using initiative, imagination and resourcefulness.

Circumstances
Ability to travel to other sites outside of Aberdeen -Peterhead, Flotta and offshore installations - as required by the business and undertake any medical or training courses required to complete the necessary travel.
Ability to travel to supplier/contractor premises outside of Aberdeen and the UK - as required by the business.