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Specialist Supply Chain D&C (Houston, TX) Job


Houston, Texas, US

Job Skill Group:  Supply Chain
Date:  Sep 15, 2022


Hess is a leading international independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. 

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.

Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth. We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.

For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at 


Position Summary:


The Materials Supply Specialist is responsible for ensuring that required materials are available for Drilling and Completion projects, in accordance with scheduled requirements and activities.  The Specialist participates in daily/weekly Operational plan reviews, providing input on Materials supply, advising on schedule feasibility and expediting issues, working with Vendors, Warehouse/Shorebase and Procurement to follow up on any actions to secure supply.


The Materials Supply Specialist will execute plans to assemble and move equipment per the rig schedule and participate in continuous improvement activities for the Planning & Scheduling process, providing input on GSC requirements and participating in actions to improve schedule adherence and reliability.


Additionally, this role is responsible for implementing and maintaining the required master data for their assigned plants/materials, inventory management/tracking, and ensuring that transactions are performed in concert with equipment moves to maintain accurate records and visibility to material location and availability.


Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.


Role Expectations:

For assigned area of ownership (asset/plant/suppliers):

  • Deliver on-time availability for Drilling & Completions materials through daily monitoring and execution of requests for equipment (REMS/SPS), and releasing/expediting requirements for defined sources of supply.
  • Mobilize assembly and movements of materials, communicating with vendors, technical teams, and logistics operations to deliver per schedule. 
  • Participate in operating rhythm meetings for assigned area; provide input and drive optimal decision-making on materials order and mobilization-related scheduling needs.
  • Communicate with suppliers to confirm new order releases, changes, and mobilization schedules/activities
  • Communicate with Shorebase/Warehouse/Vendor locations to confirm/advise of upcoming activity
  • Ensure SAP reflects the current information for projected material availability by maintaining changed delivery dates
  • Complete SAP transactions to move/consume materials in accordance with the physical movement of the material and defined procedures/standards
  • Optimize inventory levels through regular analysis of inventory levels and recommending procurement timing/inventory strategies for assigned materials
  • Maintain accurate planning master data on assigned materials
  • Participate in Surplus and Obsolescence review, collaborating with Material Control and Optimization Specialist, Finance and Business partners to determine status/viability of equipment.  Maintain SAP record of Surplus status.
  • Facilitate material disposition/investment recovery, collaborating with Business, Finance, Vendors and Material
  • Provide feedback on supplier performance to Procurement/Category Management for supplier management
  • Identify opportunities for improvement through continuous review of results vs. targets
  • Participate in Lean Problem Solving, Kaizen events
  • Work with Material Control and Optimization Specialist and Material Flow and Warehousing Supervisor to identify and execute opportunities to improve consistency, compliance and best practices
  • Perform annual inventory counts, collaborating with the Material Control and Optimization Specialist
  • Participate in Site Safety Visits, and workplace Safety observations/behavior


Critical Skills & Knowledge:

Materials Management Processes

  • Basic supply chain materials flow
  • Material Requirements Planning (MRP) system and concepts as applicable
  • Inventory management principles: Safety stock, lead time, carrying cost,
  • Procurement basic understanding: Procurement policy, purchase order mechanics, category management / procurement roles & responsibilities 
  • Understanding of Warehouse, Yard, and Shorebase operations
  • Understanding of specialty vendors for D&C and relationships to material movements
  • Lean basics
  • Demonstrated collaboration skills


Experience: Business Accomplishments Required:

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree
  • 3+ years materials, inventory, production planning or related supply chain experience, preferably in Procurement or materials management
  • Experience with inventory management, master data management
  • ERP system experience, including Materials management, Purchase Orders (PO), preferably SAP
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks, and apply standard processes


Required Skills (That Can Be Demonstrated):

  • Excellent Communication Skills (Presentation; effective conversations and written)
  • Experience in Team Work, including influencing others
  • Data Analysis Skills (Operational, Financial, Performance Metrics, etc.)
  • Excellent Computer Skills in Excel and Word; good skills in remaining Microsoft Office Suite of Products, Spotfire, SharePoint, etc.



The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.

  • Builds Trusted Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Demonstrates Courage
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Makes Quality Decisions
  • Delivers High Performance

Posting Notes: Lisa B Willet | Employee | Supply Chain | United States| Texas | Houston | | |  | | No | 26394