Saudi Aramco, a fully integrated, global petroleum and chemicals enterprise, is the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Through our 80-year history we have become a world leader in hydrocarbons exploration, production, refining, distribution, shipping and marketing, and the world’s top exporter of crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs). We manage proven conventional crude oil and condensate reserves of 260.2 billion barrels. Our average daily crude production in 2013 was 9.4 million barrels per day (bpd).
Saudi Aramco is seeking a Corporate Stage-Gate Process Specialist to join the Technology Strategy & Planning Department (TS&PD).
TS&PD is responsible for developing Saudi Aramco's technology outlook and strategy, managing the technology portfolio and intellectual property, supporting the Company's climate and sustainability initiatives, and ensuring the commercial viability of technologies through effective deployment planning. TS&PD develops technology commercialization and related execution plans to help align Saudi Aramco's R&D investment with strategy and value-driven technology deployments that can position the Company with a sustainable competitive advantage, capitalizing on its strategic and core R&D investments.
You will take a key role in designing, piloting, and implementing the Company's enhanced technology management processes in selected R&D organizations, with direct accountability for the corporate stage-gate process. This person is expected to provide leadership in the development, implementation, governance, and sustainable capability needed to support full integration of the stage-gate process in R&D. This person will ultimately champion the stage-gate process across the rest of Saudi Aramco R&D organizations, with the goal that the process be institutionalized as a corporate standard process, across all areas where Saudi Aramco undertakes internal technology development.
As the successful candidate, you will have a bachelor's degree in Science/Engineering discipline. An advance degree (MBA/Finance) preferable.
You should have at least 15 years of professional experience, including at least 5 years of experience in commercial technology development and/or venturing, preferably with a wide range of industrial experience and expertise across variety of technology-driven industries.
Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:
Engage with R&D staff, technology management, business partners, and supporting corporate functions, to ensure alignment across all areas and to support a smooth transition and adoption of the enhanced processes.
Provide leadership for technical scientist, functional specialist, and commercial business lines, to ensure alignment and provide solutions across technical and commercial issues.
Be accountable for the managing corporate stage-gate process, including ongoing implementation to support technology development and deployment initiatives, and technology transition to operations.
Provide guidance for related activates, including execution of IP and commercial strategy, supply chain development, deployment planning, economics, and business case development.
Work with commercial leads to selected high-priority projects, via the development of business case and deployment strategies.
Demonstrate excellent communication skills, with the ability to fully engage and actively debate and persuade across all levels of the organization, including executive management.
Support IP strategy for new technology programs (i.e., develop deployment strategy, business model, etc.).
Support financial reporting for deployed technologies to ensure value capture.
Responsible for auditing stage-gate practices and ongoing related activities to ensure compliance across the Company.
Coach, mentor, and create in-depth training programs to support capability building.