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  • Plan, manage, monitor, control and lead the cost management & Quality Control initiatives, framework, guidelines, and programs in Operation Directorate (all operation departments) to assure compliance to define quality and financial guidelines and facilitate achievement of optimum productivity performance in line with COMPANY standards and strategic objectives.


About this role

  • Participate in preparation of annual COMPANY Operations budgets; discuss and follow-up on the budget allocation for the operations directorate with sections heads and highlight areas of concerns to assist strategic decision making on corrective actions.
  • Cost control focal point in All Departments under Operation Directorate
  • Develop the cost control strategy and plans with Finance and Management for the Operation and Capex’s expenses in Operation Directorate.
  • Participate and develop the consolidate annual budget for the Operation Directorate’s division and departments and follow-up on the budget allocation with division chiefs and department managers and highlight the areas of concern to take strategic or operation decisions for optimum performance.
  • Lead the monitoring of operations expenditure and issue cost analysis reports highlighting areas for improvement. Evaluate the historical information and proposes recommendations for improvements.
  • Attend review meetings with the Finance, Materials and others concerning cost and financial review.
  • Review inter-departmental expenses, proper codification of each cost account heads (cost centres) and data.
  • Lead the conducting of reviews of invoices and back – up documents and clear for payment in line with defined guidelines.
  • Coordinate and add work breakdown structure (WBS) for new Capexes and turnarounds in system.
  • Coordinate and develop Capexes annual cash flow, cost reconciliations and variance analyses.
  • Implement and monitor costs at each stage of project and for entire project until completion or close-out.
  • Support operations planning for resources arrangements by reviewing the historical plant data, available time standards and other factors.
  • Prepare the monthly cost report with the approved service entry sheets (SES) for vendor’s payments for all Operations directorate departments.
  • Lead the conducting of reviews of annual requirements for labour or special equipment hire for operations purposes. Lead the conducting of analyses for manpower utilization and materials usage data to ascertain detailed needs, discusses with department leadership to raise necessary documentation to initiate contract negotiations for on-going labour requirements or hire agreements for equipment.
  • Supervise the effective administration of SAP processes within the assigned unit and adherence to SAP guidelines in all related aspects of annual and monthly planning, scheduling, master data management, to ensure system/data integrity in line with defined COMPANY standards.
  • Ensure that system documents are updated to comply with quality standards.
  • Contribute to the identification of opportunities for continuous improvement of systems, processes and practices considering ‘global best practices”, improvement of business processes, cost reduction and productivity improvement.

What you need to bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Process Engineering, or a relevant discipline.
  • 7+ years of experience in a similar environment within the petrochemical industry.
  • Experience in Cost estimation & Projects control.
  • Experience as SAP super user.
  • Knowledge about SAP entries or combination of relevant experience and training
  • Knowledge of the operations in petrochemical plants and of COMPANY operations and products.
  • Good problem solving, work planning, time management and negotiation skills.
  • Effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English, knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.
  • Employee relations skills.
  • IT proficiency.
  • Health, Safety, and Security Management skills
  • Strong planning, organizing, and integration skills.
  • High level of integrity.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Conceptual and analytical skills.
  • Achievement orientation and result oriented skills.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Customer orientation skills.
  • Decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Inventory management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship building, negotiations, verbal, and written communication skills.
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