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  • Job reference: RMS0144261

Deputy General Manager *Ghanaian national only*

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Ghana
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 01/07/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (08/07/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our Client is one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in Europe.

The Role:
Accountable for developing business strategy for the BU (with a focus on financial, commercial, Supply Chain & Information Systems) in line with Group strategy and ensuring effective management of all functions in each of project's assets. Member of project Strategic Review Team.
Along with the GM, DGM (Technical) and SSEA Manager, responsible for ensuring development and maintenance of long-term strategy based on long-term financial and production forecasting and scenario building.
Ownership of overall Corporate Planning process for Ghana working closely with DGM (Technical) to ensure JV Business planning and corporate plans are fully aligned.
Responsible for ensuring commercial activities are executed in line with Group strategy and result in value generation and protection for Ghana.
Responsible for overseeing and signing off of short term (3 year plan) by way of a budget at both JV and Corporate levels.
Responsible for ensuring monthly financial reporting at a group level and ensuring budget holders are provided with up-to-date expenditure and financial forecasting.
Demonstrate cost leadership through challenge and proactive management of BU budget working in conjunction with the Finance Manager.
Ensuring utmost compliance in both standards and Local Content laws with respect to contracts and procurement. Member of Contracts Review Board.
Overall responsibility for Local Content development in project. Working closely with the GM in ensuring compliance with Production Agreements and Local Content Legislation.
Develop strong working relationship with four key functional leads at Group level and ensure alignment between Group and BU strategy.
Develop strong working relationship with Government and partners in these key areas.
Develop and manage and motivate, coach and mentor a team of leaders across the four functions and ensure where possible leadership development for Ghanaians in line with company commitment to local staff.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Degree; Engineering, Science or Numerate degree ideally also with business/commercial studies.

Extensive experience in the oil/gas sector with significant, demonstrable capability in general oil and gas management or a combination of the functions to be managed in this role.

Typically, the candidate will have spent time in a general management or CFO type role and will had significant exposure to leadership, working in an operational environment where often there is conflict between the day-to-day actions required and the need to keep focused on longer term strategy.
Strong upstream background. With a Finance/business or Commercial/Legal background.
Excellent understanding of, and experience across, the E&P lifecycle, especially appraisal to production.
Excellent communications skills and well-versed experience in dealing with diverse cultures.
Strong leadership and motivational skills
Well developed skills in empowering a multi functional leadership team
Strong affini
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