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Divisional Head - Aromatics

  • Job reference: 912570
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Date posted: 30/03/2017

Responsibilities
* Ensure that safety is a core competency for all employees
* Collaboratively develop and implement the vision, mission, and strategies of the business, ensuring alignment with the Chemicals Product Management and Development Department
* Collaboratively develop the long-term strategic objectives of the Division, and ensure that resources, processes, and enablers are in place to achieve those objectives
* Ensure the timely development of integrated annual business plans to encompass: sales, marketing, pricing, volume, capital budget, manufacturing costs, supply chain, and product management (including manufacturing, and product and application development plans)
* Develop and manage the Division's budget, evaluating performance and recommending appropriate strategies for cost and performance improvement
* Provide monthly, quarterly and annual reporting, and stewardship of cost and performance results relative to the approved business plan
* Oversee project and product portfolios including the individual status and success of new product and project implementations
* Provide timely input to the Chemicals Product Management and Development Department's planning process to ensure that future Aromatics Division's support requirements are met and costs understood
* Identify potential investment opportunities in the Chemicals sector that are compatible with the overall company portfolio
* Represent the Division to advance our client's Chemicals' presence and image

Key Challenges
* Understanding and managing diverse stakeholder relationships and negotiating effectively with business partners (i.e., customers, other of our client's departments, JVs)
* Managing an increasingly complex operation with an increasingly diverse workforce
* Managing change, and introducing and supporting new programs
* Developing credibility with customers in an extremely competitive environment
* Adapting to our client's corporate culture, as well as that of the region
* Fostering a culture of teamwork and collaboration across the organization, both within the department and throughout our client's business
* Developing leaders and planners to manage the growing business

The type of individual who will thrive in this role will be motivated by the prospect of:
* Helping to shape the strategy of our client's Chemicals organization, while making a significant contribution to the company and the Kingdom
* Having accountability for a new business function within our client
* Working with dedication to a vision or a cause
* Working in a high pressure, high stakes environment
* Driving and implementing change within a large, complex organization
* Having exposure to senior management and external stakeholders, negotiating and influencing across the organization and joint ventures
* Creating organizational strategies
* Representing the organization to external stakeholders

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