Supply Chain Manager National Oilwell Varco Dubai

National Oilwell Varco (NOV)

Supply Chain Manager (Oil and Gas, MENA) at National Oilwell Varco (NOV) will report to the Senior Business Director, the Supply Chain Manager, DBS, Middle East will manage and co-ordinate the supply chain and logistics department to ensure operations run timely and efficiently for all Downhole Broadband Solutions (DBS) projects in the Middle East region, meeting and exceeding internal and external expectations and obligations. The Supply Chain Manager position is key to service delivery and overall success of NOV’s MD Totco DBS business within the Middle East region. Job ID for this vacancy is 25463.

Purpose Of Supply Chain Manager

  • You will utilize your supply chain management and logistics skills to plan and improve business performance ensuring all equipment, inventory and assets are provided and delivered on-time for project execution and continuous operations.
  • You will develop and implement action plans in alignment with the global processes and quality programs.
  • Crucial to this role will be your ability to drive continuous improvement, enhancing the overall service process, performance, and capabilities for  business to surpass metric expectations and targets.

Responsibilities Of Supply Chain Manager

  • Managing the regional (MEA) logistics and supply chain team and operation (Import/Export).
  • Managing the day-to-day asset utilization across the region, as well as establishing/maintaining asset & inventory related performance & productivity metrics, and cost management processes.
  • Monitor, maintain and track, assets, Inventory, and deliverables to ensure operations run effectively.
  • Managing all DBS Assets and Inventory in the region including Cycle and Physical counts.
  • Managing and coordinating all activities related to the sourcing and procurement of necessary materials and supplies.
  • Maintain continuous focus on keeping a healthy balance of Working Capital.
  • Managing and processing Third Party rental and sales equipment within delivery timelines.
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with Intercompany BUs, vendors, and 3rd Parties.
  • Managing all regional Repair & Returns including RGAs and RMAs.
  • Overseeing the warehouse operations and operators in MEA locations.
  • Collate project status reports by collecting, analysing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Drive local supply chain service delivery process to improve performance and team effectiveness.
  • Training and facilitating training needs for the regional teams with, but not limited to; ERP Systems, JDE, TAT, ePMS and Logistics processes.
  • Teamwork oriented with good leadership skills.

Desired Skills & Knowledge For Supply Chain Manager

Following are the abilities and competencies required for the said role:-


  • An exceptional ability to understand, evaluate and apply technical information (Functional / Technical skills).
  • Able to understand the business needs and drivers (Business Acumen).
  • Delivers solutions and decisions that are effective and constructively impact both NOV and our customer’s organisation (Decision quality & problem solving).


  • Be willing to provide colleagues with the information they need to complete their tasks and eliminate roadblocks.
  • Be quick to identify critical information and respond appropriately.
  • Delivers solutions and decisions that are effective and constructively support both NOV and our customer’s organisation.
  • Able to define, work within and improve business processes based on immediate and future business needs.
  • Accurately determines the length and difficulty of tasks and Programs.


  • Energized by tough challenges and provides direction (Command Skills).
  • Can be counted on to take personal responsibility in challenging situations and be willing to engage in disputes in order to settle them equitably (Conflict Management).


  • Will be energized by challenges and drawn towards opportunities (Drive for results).


  • Confident and professional when representing the company in person and in writing (Presentation Skills/ Written Communication).

Personal and Interpersonal

  • Imbued with a strong sense of customer focus (internal/external) (Customer Focus).
  • Firm and diplomatic when negotiating (Negotiating).
  • A candid team player who collaborates with peers to solve problems (Peer relationships).
  • Is known to consistently adhere to ethical principles and expects others to follow suit (Ethics & Values).
  • Committed to self-improvement and development through the role in order to achieve career goals (Self-development).

Minimum Requirements For Supply Chain Manager

The eligibility requirements for the role of Supply Chain Manager are as under:


  • Degree or similar experience.
  • Experience in a similar operational position within Oil and Gas segment.
  • 10+ years Industry Experience.
  • Good knowledge in International (MEA) logistics (Import/Export) processes and regulations and Incoterms.
  • Inventory Management and Optimization.
  • Supply and Demand Management.
  • Experience with supply chain management software.
  • ERP and asset tracking Systems.
  • Computer literacy (including good command of Microsoft Office Excel, Word and Outlook).
  • International Incoterms.
  • Dangerous good handling.


  • Logistics experience in drilling tools, systems hardware and software.
  • Managing and leading a team of people.
  • Intercompany and B2b transactions.

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