GE Materials Manager in Houston, Texas

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GE Oil & Gas

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Oil & Gas Downstream Technology Solutions

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Materials Manager

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Function Segment

Materials and Production Planning

Location(s) Where Opening Is Available United States

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Role Summary/Purpose

The Materials Manager will lead supply chain site long-term planning, inventory and production control requirements demonstrating strong integration with manufacturing production/sourcing teams and cross-functional stakeholders (commercial/sales, product line/platform, engineering, project, finance)

Essential Responsibilities

In the role of Materials Manager you will:

  • Support the ITO function: contribute to material procurement timing, order release timing requirements, available capacity, & lead-times

  • Lead the master production schedule for the RoW business and ensure a consistent handoff of planning information to the production work cells, sourcing, & engineering

  • Lead capacity requirements planning (CRP) processes by gathering & loading information into planning tools, analyzing data, and providing regular updates to Supply Chain Management (SCM) leadership

  • Interface with COMM OPS/projects and Manufacturing cells to track production progress

  • Gather production metrics and periodically report these metrics to SCM leadership

  • Ensure that the master schedule and production schedules are synchronized

  • Report and monitor plant production load and capacity

  • Lead production of the business slot plan forecast with easy to access and transparent data

  • Lead and Monitor the inventory, SMI and excess balances & drive reduction initiatives

  • Lead and Monitor all the logistics activities (Shipping, Warehousing, and Receiving)


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in facilitation and production control in a manufacturing environment, production planning, inventory management principles and practices, or materials management disciplines

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

  • Demonstrated leadership in communicating business goals / programs / processes for an area or business segment

  • Experience and expertise to solve complex problems

  • Able to lead & own the development & improvement of Materials Management Critical Processes

  • Knowledge of production and inventory management

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Able to develop and execute objectives for self and others

  • Able to lead organizational staffing & development for the materials management team at site

  • Able to develop & execute materials management training plans to drive functional expertise

  • Strong influencing skills within a matrix organization

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

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