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Global Inventory Planner

Company: Oceaneering International
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

Responsible for planning and coordinating the global inventory settings and levels for dedicated business segments in line with agreed and defined strategy. Interact with operational management and relevant stakeholders to ensure demand are planned for and fulfilled and that inventory are cost effectively utilized globally. Develop planning strategies for specific critical commodities and ensure alignment in organization on the planning strategy. Manage SCM interface with IT on developing strong IT and data solutions, including data dashboards and other management information. Provide leadership and guidance to regional SCM teams.


  • Role provides the opportunity to work in hybrid environment, working both virtually and in office when required.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Manages inventory strategy and inventory planning activity to meet agreed service level and operational needs.
    • Coordinates with operational management and stakeholders to understand the business needs and align inventory strategy.
    • Ensure strong processes for material forecasting and utilization of all available datapoints in planning activities.
    • Cooperate with local SCM groups to ensure alignment, common understand and the regional needs.
    • Act as a team member in the Global Inventory Planning Group, take responsibility for specific regions and global coordination.
    • Develop planning strategies in alignment with operation, for defined commodities.
    • Analyzes demand requirements to identify operational, production and supply bottlenecks and recommends actions for resolution, including establishing and maintaining data.
    • Directs production planning to ensure on time availability of products to fill customer orders and on time shipments.
    • Coordinates with Purchasing and updates requirements for purchased good and materials.
    • Evaluates and recommends actions to improve on time delivery performance to the internal and external customer.
    • Coordinate IT improvement initiatives, from a SCM customer side.
    • Develop technical specifications for IT improvement and development projects, related to SCM and Manufacturing
    • Lead, participate and implement various improvement projects.


      • Bachelor's degree in Business, Operations, or Supply Chain Management with emphasis in supply chain/business/quantitative analysis preferred.
      • Minimum 7 years of experience with ERP and MRP systems.
      • Minimum 7 years of experience with mass data and databases.
      • Minimum o f 5 years scheduling in a complex fabrication and assembly environment with meaningful scale supply chain management, manufacturing, or master planning-scheduling or equivalent combination of education and experience.
        • Master's degree preferred.
        • Strong written and oral communication skills.
        • Professional Certification for Planning, Production and Supply Chain.
        • Knowledge of MS Office and PeopleSoft ERP System is a plus.
        • Ability to work with cross-cultural organizations and groups.
        • Strong demonstrated critical thinking and logic skills with proven track record of success in a complex production and assembly LEAN environment.
        • Proven project leadership and team participation skills.
        • Direct experience with a Supply and Demand environment including forecasts, receipt and deliver processes, inventory reports, accuracy validation procedures, cycle counts, and audit procedures is preferred .
          • Knowledge of appropriate steps to analytical problem solving.
          • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
          • Ability to work in a team environment, remaining attentive to ideas, recognizing responsibilities, and actively participating with others to accomplish assignments and achieve desired goals.
          • Treats others fairly and with respect.
          • Knowledge of department's policies, rules, regulations, business goals, vision, organizational structure, culture, philosophy, operating principles, and values, etc.
          • Ability to establish and maintain project priorities.
          • Seeks out new learning experiences.
          • Identifies what needs to be done and acts before being asked or required.

            Additional Information

            This position is Hybrid - Remote and will require commuting to a designated office. Hybrid work schedules are determined by the hiring manager based on business need.

            Equal Opportunity Employer

            All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, veteran status,disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.

Keywords: Oceaneering International, Houston , Global Inventory Planner, Professions , Houston, Texas

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