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Ref No.: 13-02273
Location: Abu Dhabi AE
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 11 Years
Start Date: 06/10/2013
Job Title: Strategic Planning Department Head

Job Location: Abu Dhabi

Qualifications :Bachelors degree in Management with a Masters degree in Strategic Management or equivalenProfessional Qualification
Experience : 12 years or more of professional experience with at least 6 years in a relevantmanagerial role

Specific Accountabilities

Corporate Strategic Planning:
  • Lead the development, formulation of corporate strategy and long term businessplans in line with company Vision and Mission.
  • Lead and manage the Five Year Strategic Planning process to ensure alignment with the longterm corporate strategic business imperatives and strategic objectives
  • Coordinate with management, company representatives, Industry Shareholders, otherstakeholders, and internal contributors to ensure that strategic options built into thecorporate plan are realistic, consistent and reflect strategic objectives.
  • Develop guidelines for the Five Year Plan to ensure consistent structure and quality of contentand its alignment with the long-term plans.
  • Lead and ensure the collection, analysis and consolidation of corporate data to prepare theFive Year Business Plan for the Management and Industrial Shareholders
  • Reconcile Business Plans with previous plans while ensuring alignment, accuracy andconsistency to facilitate decision making.
  • Lead the analysis and validation of data used as basis for long-term planning.
  • Develop the performance analysis presentation on Five Year Business Plan to theShareholders and ELT members.
Strategic Business Performance Management:
  • Lead and manage the development and implementation of the Corporate Balanced ScoreCard in line with the long term plans across the company to reinforce an organization-wide drive forperformance in line with the long term corporate strategic business imperatives and strategicobjectives.
  • Ensure in depth analysis, interpretation and timely update of the Balanced Scorecard Systemto provide the management with the corporate performance progress to ensure continuousperformance development and operational sustainability.
  • Develop and cascade the strategic plans into actionable initiatives to be implementedthroughout the organization.
  • Lead the identification of strategic options, the preliminary negotiations, and the development,renewal and implementation of strategic non-Commercial Agreements betweencompanies and business partners to gain the best advantage and in the best interests ofthe Company.
  • Manage the implementation of QMS requirements to ensure compliance with the corporateQMS within the Division
Main Accountabilities

Business Strategy:
  • Contribute to the development of consistent and achievable long and short term business strategyand plans for the Division in line with defined Group objectives
  • Provide effective direction to the Departments Operations, Organization, Values, HSE andIntegrity in order to deliver the Divisions strategic objectives
  • Lead the Department in executing the long term and annual operational plans to achieve theDivisions objectives ensuring understanding strategic objectives within the Division,in order to align the Department entities towards achievement of the Division objectives
  • Develop knowledge, competencies and innovative spirit in the Department and support theestablishment of Personal Development Plans (PDPs), Succession Planning and Talent pipeline within the Department in coordination with the Human Capability Group to continuously developemployees with emphasis on UAE Nationals to meet Emiratization targets
Operational Plans:
  • Develop consistent and realistic long and short term operational plans for the Department in linewith the Division objectives and manage the implementation of the approved long and short termplans and ensure they are effectively converted into its performance objectives to realize theDivision Objectives and established service levels
Policies, Processes, Systems, Procedures, and Controls
  • Develop and implement appropriate Department policies, processes, systems, standards,procedures and internal controls, guidelines in order to support execution of theDivisions work programs in line with Company and International standards
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable legislation, legal regulations, shareholders requirementsand propose solutions to the management on issues related to the Department
Budgets and Cost Control:
  • Develop and manage the Department annual budget in line with the Divisions businessobjectives and operational plans ensuring that adequate funding provision is made for all Department activities
  • Monitor expenditure against approved Department budget on a regular basis; investigate,highlight and reconcile any significant variances to ensure effective performance and cost control
Performance Management:
  • Contribute to the development of the Divisions KPIs and ensure proper cascade of thePerformance objectives within the Department and establish monitoring mechanisms to ensuredelivery of these objectives and promote a performance driven culture
  • Continuously monitor the achievement of the Performance Objectives related to the approvedAnnual Performance Management Contract and the Balanced Score Card to reinforce anorganization-wide drive for performance
  • Manage the implementation of the Company Performance Management System for individualswithin the Department in accordance with Company approved guidelines
Organization Structure and Development:
  • Review, develop and recommend the appropriate organization structure for the Department thatwill best utilize human capital while proactively incorporating sustainability into the on-going workpractices to meet the business objectives
Risk Management:
  • Contribute in the design & development and support establishment of an Integrated RiskManagement System within the Division, while identifying and assessing relevant domain risksand implement measures to manage and mitigate all identified risks within the Department
  • Communicate corporate business ethics and Companies Code of Conduct to employees within theDepartment and ensure compliance to the Corporate Policies and guidelinesInnovation and Continuous Improvement
  • Promote an organization culture that encourages innovation, enhances employee motivation andsupports initiatives for implementation of Change Management to continuously improve theDepartment operations and services
  • Lead the evaluation of and recommend improvements in internal processes against bestpractices in pursuit of greater efficiency in line with ISO standards in order to define intelligentsolutions for issues confronting the Department
Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) and Sustainability:
  • Support the institution and implementation of an HSE culture and ensure compliance withrelevant HSE policies, procedures, systems & controls and applicable legislation andsustainability guidelines across the Department in line with international standards, best practicesand Code of Practices
  • Ensure adequate HSE training and induction for all Department employees to meet HSEstandardsManagement Information Systems (MIS) and Reports
  • Ensure that all Department MIS and progress reports are prepared to provide accurate and timelyreports and necessary information to the Management to effectively manage the business

Job Specific:
  • Thorough knowledge of the Corporate Strategic Planning framework in the Oil and Gas industry
  • Comprehensive knowledge of industry best practice and trends
  • Comprehensive understanding to a variety of qualitative and quantitative analysis, knowledge andskills
  • Strategic Planning skills, Ability to manage multiple tasks,
  • Exceptional analytical and negotiation skills
  • High level of communication, presentation of technical and business writing skills
  • Strategic Thinking, Management skills, Strong interpersonal skills, relationship building skills
  • Analytical thinking, Problem solving skills, Concern for quality and productivity, Flexibility,Customer Service orientation, Teamwork, Creative Thinking.

Functional Authority:
  • Develops and recommends all strategies at Corporate level and policies at Department level
  • Recommends recruitment within the Department supervised and approves all HR decisions relatedto direct sub-ordinates at Section Level e.g. Training, Performance Appraisal, Leave, etc.
  • Recommends Organization Structure and Re-organization for the Department to the VP and SVPfor approval by the CEO
  • Recommends introduction of new systems in the Department supervised, provided such changesdo not have any impact outside the perimeter of control of own Division
  • Recommendations developed at Department level are reviewed by the respective Division VP andSVP at Group Level
Financial Authority:
  • Recommends and presents the Department Budget to the Group Head for approval by theappropriate authority