Company: Baker Hughes
Skills: Materials Management
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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The Lead Materials Planner will be responsible for managing long & short-terms materials availability & inventory management for all materials under your responsibility. In this role you will be front-end responsible for assuring materials availability at the time & quantity needed as well as achieving the inventory level targets.


In the Lead Materials Planning role, you will be responsible for:

Assuring availability of materials at the necessary time and quantity through:
  • Working based on a master production schedule plan.
  • Managing exception messages (pull in, push-outs, cancellation).
  • Managing the creation of demand (create & maintain work orders in the system/ create Purchase Requisitions in the system).
  • Connecting with sourcing to define the best purchase strategy for each commodity.
  • Planning & managing materials with extra test requirements.
  • Maximize on-time delivery and material availability while managing dynamically inventory
  • Prioritize / align material to global customer demand
  • Coordinate activities to provide availability information to Regional Operations / Sales / Commercials teams and Product Line.
  • Lead cross-functional efforts between Part Fulfillment and Sourcing teams to optimize material availability.
  • Provide inputs on material availability to support tendering (ITO (Inquiry to Order), Campaign, Special Programs) and deal execution.
  • Provide detailed data analysis, summarizing and effectively communicating across all
  • Organizations while leading decision-making process for new digital tools introduction that can enhance visibility on business KPIs (Key Performance Indicator) and improve communication.
  • Maintain the highest level of integrity and ethics in all dealings with internal customers and outside supplier.
  • Follow HSE (Health, Safety & Environment) rules and with BH The Spirit the Letter, and act as model to others to follow these rules and principles.
  • Further tasks not involved in this job description that the immediate leader / manager assigns with verbally or in writing.
  • Participate in initiatives to improve productivity and on time delivery including / Lean projects.
  • Managing inventory levels of materials via:
  • Lead inventory optimization initiatives on material scope, leveraging strategic decision on material allocation, re-purposing and reuse, contributing to maintain profitable cash position for the business.
  • Working to stablish the operational plan for future years based on S&OP plan.
  • Managing receipts of materials to assure production plan is executed without impact the inventory targets defined by quarter.

Reporting materials availability and inventory performance:
  • KPIs of the function.
  • Material availability strategy to meet production plan.
  • Floats of commodities.
  • Adherence of materials plan.
  • Preparing reports to support decision making and provide meaningful insights for the leadership.

  • Maintenance of inventory policies.
  • RCA of process & materials availability issues.
  • Process Change Management to improve operations performance.

Interface with engineering, quality, production, logistics, sourcing & finance to assure execution of the plan.


Field of Study:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain, or Computer Sciences from an accredited university or college.
  • Required:
  • 3 years' experience in manufacturing, supply chain, or material management.
  • Desirable:
  • Green Belt Certified or equivalent quality certification.
  • Ability to interpret technical drawings and bills of material. Exceptional analytical skill set.
  • Ability to work in a cross functional, global, and multi-tasked environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and influencing skills
  • Proven project management skills with the ability to work across functional boundaries and all
  • levels of management.
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficient with Microsoft products, including Excel, Power Point and Access.


  • 3 years experience in manufacturing, supply chain, or material management.

  • 5 years experience in manufacturing, supply chain, or material management.

Trainings/ Specif abilities:

  • Solid Microsoft Skills on Excel, PowerPoint, IE knowledge.


Niteroi, Brazil

This is your opportunity to learn more, do more, live the career you have imagined and be part of a truly diverse organization.

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