Welcome To Northstar Downhole Specialists - Applying For The Supply Chain Manager Position

Supply Chain Manager

Northstar Downhole Specialists is looking for a versatile and professional Supply Chain Manager to join our team and report directly to the Vice President.   The Supply Chain Manager is responsible for all outstanding non-service purchase orders in the system and works with engineering, sales, and operations to ensure assets are properly allocated and managed to ensure customer satisfaction and efficient use of capital. The Supply Chain Manager is expected to develop vender relationships and ensure standards are met within budget.  Northstar is an ISO9001:2015 manufacturer and service company and will be qualifying for API Q1.  We demand the highest quality standards and maintain full traceability from design through the service life of the equipment at the individual part level.  Continuous quality and lean improvement of Supply Chain processes is critical to Northstar’s success and an expectation of the Supply Chain Manager.  This role also includes being responsible for all logistics and inventory for all assets not allocated to a regional market. This includes in transit inventory. It is key that this role manage logistics where time and budget are of the essence. Complete visibility to WIP, In-Transit, and non-regional assets critical.


Responsibilities and deliverables include:

  • On time delivery of conforming product
  • Global asset and inventory management
  • Vendor management: Supplier assessments and reviews
  • Cost and delivery estimates for Northstar products and new product development prototypes
  • Continuous improvement of the quality management system
  • Document quality issues (NCRs) and performance measures (KPIs) for management review meetings
  • Execute product recalls and upgrades
  • Creation and preparation of correspondence, documents, reports and/or presentations both internally and to clients
  • Create and maintain contracts to ensure the company's contract rates, terms & conditions are reflected
  • Visibility of all inventory (WIP, In Transit, Engineering)
  • Visibility of all POs outstanding and timing
  • Efficient movement of equipment and consumables resupply to international field locations while following current rules and regulations for transport, import and export
  • Ensure contract requests strictly adhere to the contract submission requirement process
  • Pursue safety above all else by ensuring adherence to procedures and taking individual responsibility for safety in the workplace

Qualifications and skills

  • Five+ years experience in a supply chain management or contract/data administration role
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in business or supply chain management or other business major
  • Strong administration background - ideally with previous exposure to quality (or document control) and systems in the Mechanical Engineering industry and Oil & Gas industry
  • Good communicator who can liaise effectively with clients and internal team members
  • Understand and develop systems and processes quickly
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and tight deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to execute within specific technical guidelines
  • Strong understanding of accounting process for tracking and reporting
  • Self-starter with good initiative
  • The position is based in Calgary, Alberta.


About Northstar:

Northstar Downhole Specialists design, manufacture, and operates innovative downhole tools for reservoir evaluation and intervention. With successful operations in over 30 countries, we supply market-leading services to conventional and unconventional oil & gas operators, mining, helium, lithium, and geothermal exploration, as well gas storage and disposal projects.

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