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    Manager - Advisory, Performance Improvement- Oil & Gas Sector

    Ernst & Young

    Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Ref. JB2053635

    Job Description

    Our Global Oil & Gas Practice consists of a network of more than 8,300 professionals with extensive experience working in the oil and gas industry. Our professionals have experience serving a wide range of companies - independent exploration and production companies, oilfield services companies, independent refiners, major integrated corporations and national oil companies.

    Our Middle East & North Africa (MENA) practice is based in Abudhabi, serving the whole of the region through both centrally and locally based resources. Our practice for all Oil & Gas advisory clients is driven centrally through the Oil & Gas Centre, and our professionals are a key part of the global network.

    As a member of the Middle East Oil & Gas regional advisory team, you will be based in the firm's Global Oil & Gas Centre in Abudhabi, and working with companies across the Middle East. You will build valued executive level business relationships in the market and with internal peers and deliver a portfolio of business by focusing on high impact opportunities. You'll lead presentations and proposals for complex projects and provide subject matter insight to bids and proposals. Drawing on your skills and experience, you'll create innovative commercial insights for clients, adapt methods and practices to fit operational team and cultural needs and contribute to thought leadership. You will package overall project findings into clear, concise, high-quality work products and act as a subject matter resource on one or more service offerings, leveraging knowledge and experience to shape services to client problems.

    Client responsibilities

    Manage a broad portfolio of projects between $1.5 - $2 million per annum.
    Participate in and, as required, lead engagements, using your significant industry experience in oil and gas
    Train and coach Black and Green Belts on client site as well as team members, in the continuous improvement methodology
    Manage financial aspects of client engagements including negotiation, planning, time management , billing and collection.
    Assist partners and directors with generating new business opportunities and building client networks and relationships
    Understand our full service offerings and people capabilities and actively identify opportunities to better serve clients
    Manage engagement and delivery risk consistent with firm policy
    Effective management of pressured deadlines

    People responsibilities

    Ability work independently, achieving objectives, as well as with small and large teams
    Develop people through effectively supervising, coaching, and mentoring all levels of staff
    Conduct performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback for all levels of staff
    Contribute to people initiatives including recruiting, retaining and training professionals
    Maintain an educational program to continually develop personal skills
    Understand, follow and communicate workplace policies and procedures to all levels of staff


    Technical skills requirements

    Individuals qualified in Lean Six Sigma (black belt or master black belt), with practical knowledge of implementing 5S and Kaizen in both transactional and production environments. In addition, the role requires the following skills and attributes:

    Minimum experience of 12 years of post graduate direct work experience within or as an advisor to, a major international oil and gas Company (IOC)
    Experience in Upstream or Downstream industry as well as functional expertise (Strategy, Process Improvement, Finance)
    A track record of capabilities to act as the guardian of disciplined execution
    Strong statistical aptitude and an ability to diagnose complex problems
    Demonstrated project management experience
    Coaching and team leadership skills
    Business and proposal development skills
    Proven track record in operating and delivering performance improvement projects
    Highly Effective communication and presentation skills
    Experience in change management
    Additional requirements

    Relocation to the Abudhabi
    On average will be 30-40% travel.
    Ability to obtain visas in UAE
    Must have drivers license
    Degree qualified, ideally in Engineering, MBA a plus
    A background including international work experiences
    Ability to travel and work across multiple countries in the Middle East

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