Materials Planner IV

Location US-TX-Houston
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Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Materials Planner III with experience in oil and gas.  This position will be a 6-month assignment within a Wood Client office in Houston, TX with possible opportunities for extension and potential long term assignment. As an  Materials Planner, you will be responsible for ensuring that the correct materials and equipment are available at the right place and at the right time for all operations. You will work closely with different departments to plan, schedule and coordinate all aspects of material planning.


Location: Eldridge Parkway, Houston  TX,  77079 

Schedule: Mon-Friday (Full-time) -- Onsite 

Contract Duration: This is a 6 month-1 year sub-contractor position within a client office with opportunity for extension. 

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K + company match, PTO/Vacation and holiday 

Other: All offers are contingent upon clearing a full drug screen, clean background and motor vehicle history report.


Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required



  • Maintain inventory management of client and 3rd Party accounts ensuring transactional integrity and efficiency, reporting status of material to personnel on demand.
  • Responsible for year-end physical inventory counts as well as daily/weekly/monthly cycle counts.
  • Analyze inventory for slow moving items to optimize inventory and opportunities for disposition.
  • Maintains records/spreadsheets for repairs and plan for future requirements based on orders, production schedules and forecasts for materials.
  • Implements auditing process for accuracy of data entry and cost.
  • Oversees timelines of reports and data entry for material movement, purchasing, receiving, shipping, and repair transactions.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive materials plan for oilfield operations based on production schedules and inventory requirements.
  • Work with Operations, Engineering, Procurement, and Logistics teams to ensure that all required materials and equipment are available when needed.
  • Forecast material demand based on production schedules and proactively identify any potential material shortages or delivery issues. 
  • Monitor inventory levels and track material usage to ensure accuracy and minimize waste. 
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of inventory levels, material movements, and transactions. 
  • Work with vendors to coordinate delivery schedules and resolve any issues related to material quality, availability, or pricing.
  • Manage material procurement processes, including purchase orders, requisitions, and supplier contracts.
  • Coordinate the receipt, inspection, and storage of all materials and equipment, ensuring compliance with safety and environmental regulations.
  • Continuously identify opportunities for process improvement and cost reduction in the materials planning process.

Skills / Qualifications

Required and Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experienced level, 3-5 years of materials management experience.
  • Execution of material receipts, transfers, and issuances based on validating reports and documentation provided by third party storage yards and correcting any issues identified in a timely manner.
  • Ability to execute and track material transfers from one cost object to another in SAP while maintaining external tracking documentation of usage and original purchase price.
  • Ability to work independently and communicate actively with Client and 3rd Party Stakeholders.
  • Able to apply knowledge and experience to complex problems, providing recommendations of resolution.
  • Makes decisions within broad parameters.
  • Acts as an informal resource for others with less experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft 365 product, SAP MM Module or equivalent, Spotfire, Wellview, IBM MRIO and GEP.


Additional Specific Needs:

  • Experience building out and implementing Material Masters, Split Valuations, Storage Locations, Repair Processes, and Replenishment Strategies with MRP within SAP’s Materials Management Module.
  • Experience in managing obsolete material review processes and investment recovery processes through online third-party auction sites from listing creation to payment processing.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement (EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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