Planning Manager

Houston, Texas
18 May 2019
06 Jul 2019
Oil and Gas
Management, Planning
Contract Type
Full Time
About NOV and Rig Technologies

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) is a leading provider of technology, equipment, and services to the global oil and gas industry that supports customers' full-field drilling, completion, and production needs. Since 1862, NOV has pioneered innovations that improve the cost-effectiveness, efficiency, safety, and environmental impact of oil and gas operations.

NOV Rig Technologies makes and supports the world's most advanced drilling solutions. With a long history of manufacturing advanced drilling equipment packages-think top drives, iron roughnecks, drawworks, BOPs, and risers-as well as complete land rigs, we're constantly working to solve our customers' operational challenges. We're designing new technology and robotics that deliver increased automation; expanding our training offerings to help our partners close the industry's generational gap; and developing smarter, more advanced drilling solutions for all types of land and offshore environments.

We're continually pushing our own standards higher to deliver the safest, most efficient, and most reliable drilling solutions in the world. Join us as we continue to power the industry that powers the world.

The Materials Management Group is seeking a Planning Manager to join our team at the FM 529 location to support the Planning Group. The main responsibilities of this role include:
  • Manage and coordinate the activities of staff Including training, employee development, performance evaluation, hiring decisions, and the establishment of goals and performance objectives for assigned department.
  • Provide continual evaluation of department processes, methods, and activities to assure the most effective use of resources and equipment.
  • Manage budget and expenditures.
  • Work with team to support customer demand, forecasts, and corporate inventory targets.
  • Build achievable plans for execution, achieve plan consensus with site teams, identify constraints, and propose solutions that meet or exceed our on-time requirements.
  • Oversee the review of purchases/orders per the system demand, manage the system recommended messages, as well as maintain work order dates that adhere to the metrics for the organization.
  • Identify gaps in planning systems and work with relevant departments to resolve those issues.
  • Develop a close loop process that proactively communicates anticipated late deliveries for all customer orders per management guidelines.
  • Identify safety stock and forecast Issues (too much or too little) and provide that feedback to the demand management analyst.
  • Create documentation and training materials for all planning and scheduling processes.
  • Ensure system data is continuously updated with accurate lead times.
  • Ensure that planners keep the system data up-to-date with safety stock levels, order minimums, order multiples and work order due dates (in-house as well as at outside vendors).
  • Perform other work related tasks as assigned.
  • Comply with all NOV Company and HSE policies and procedures.


  • Manage spares backlog and expedite requests
  • Works with PMs to maintain schedules and progress reporting

Reports periodically on key performance indicators



Education and Experience Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Supply Chain or equivalent work experience
  • 5 years management experience preferred
  • Software knowledge/experience with Oracle or MRP/ERP
  • Organizational agility
  • Ability to train
  • Proficient in writing procedures
  • APICS/CPIM or Equivalent a plus

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