Tullow Recruitment 2016

Posted on :

30 Sep, 2016

Category :

Business Management Jobs in Ghana

Tullow Oil is a leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company. Our focus is on finding and monetising oil in Africa and the Atlantic Margins. Our portfolio of 119 licences spans 21 countries which are managed as three Business Delivery Teams. We are headquartered in London. Our shares are listed on the London, Irish and Ghanaian Stock Exchanges.

It started in a small town called Tullow, about 35 miles south of Dublin, Ireland. I was talking to a friend of mine and he was talking about small oil fields in Africa, which had been left behind by the majors and had no-one to work them. That is where the idea came from. I contacted another friend of mine in the World Bank who told me about a project in Senegal. They had some small gas fields that they were trying to get people to develop, so I set up Tullow Oil to rework those old fields. I knew nothing about the oil and gas industry at the time, which made it more challenging. No one thought Tullow would succeed because of my lack of knowledge of the industry, no major backers and I was starting a company in a country with no oil industry.

Job Description

Job Title: Supply Chain Manager

Position Description

Job Title: Supply Chain Manager
Location & Team: Accra-Ghana
Reports To: Business Services Director, Ghana (Line Manager)

Group Supply Chain Manager (Functional Manager)

Interacts With: Internal:


Ghana Business Unit Extended Leadership Team

Group SCM Leadership Team

Department managers who require goods, works and services, or who require Logistics & Materials (L&M) support

Group Local Content / Supplier Development Manager




Partners and Ghanaian Government representative and related authorities, including the Petroleum Commission, involved with Supply Chain Management

Management representatives of suppliers and contractors

Industry peers

Organisations developing the capabilities of Ghanaian SME’s and the Ghana supply chain, including Invest in Africa and the Enterprise Development Centre.


Supervises: Contracts & Procurement Team

Planning & Performance Team

Defined activities of the L&M Team


Job Purpose: Support BDT1, with particular emphasis on the Ghana Business Unit, in meeting its objectives through the provision and management of an optimal supply chain organisation that delivers an integrated supply chain in collaboration with the business. Such supply chain is built on strategic planning, performance management, competitive contracts and procurement, efficient and cost effective logistics and materials management and the delivery of sustainable national and local content. The role is responsible for supporting Jubilee field operations, TEN delivery, and TEN integration into the Ghana BU. This requires managing multiple teams based in various international locations, and to oversee an annual contract spend in excess of US$1bn.
Responsibilities / Key Objectives: Responsible for providing an integrated supply chain to BDT1, but with particular focus on the Ghana BU and the Jubilee and TEN fields.

Manage the SCM department on a daily basis.

Responsible for delivery of the SCM nationalisation plan. Develop the competency and experience of local employees by ensuring personal development plans are in place and implemented.

Optimise the number and use of department resources to deliver defined objectives.

Implement procurement planning and execution processes that deliver a comprehensive and accurate procurement forecast for a 3 year look-ahead.

Ensure the effective management of all high value and high risk contracts.

Deliver effective inventory management by ensuring the accuracy of inventory records, the appropriate storage of inventory, and the timely disposal of surplus inventory.

Seek to continually improve the efficiency of L&M operations. Meet cost per tonne and cost per passenger cost targets.

Meet annual value delivery targets.

Continually grow spend with local suppliers.

Responsible, in conjunction with department heads, for development and implementation of contract strategies that will drive value.

Provide clear, coherent and effective supply chain management processes from requisition through to contract close out, and from source of manufacture to source of consumption.

Financial Responsibility:  

Subject to necessary approvals being in place pursuant to the Tullow Delegation of Authority (DOA), commitment authority to award purchase orders and contracts for goods, works and services.


Subject to compliance with Tullow C&P Procedures, authority to endorse recommendations to award purchase orders and contracts for goods, works and services (as defined by the Tullow DOA).


Person Specification

Education: Minimum 10 years at managerial level.


Substantive exposure to all disciplines and issues within the supply chain – experience should include knowledge of Contracting & Procurement, Logistics & Materials management and the management of Local Content issues.  


International exposure within an Oil and Gas operating environment, or similar industries (eg Mining, Extraction, Utilities, Transportation/Logistics)


Experience working in Africa on the above is preferred


Proven supply chain managerial experience is paramount; with the following academic qualifications being advantageous:


Preferably to Degree level in a business or management related subject.


CIPS preferred

Skills: Ability to manage multiple issues simultaneously.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with diverse business drivers and variables.


Collaborative with heightened communications and related interpersonal skills.


Ability to influence senior management and to provide supply chain expertise and advice to Tullow at all levels to deliver value.


Ability to work in a multi-cultural, diverse environment.



Experience: Minimum 10 years at managerial level.


Business Behaviours: Commercially aware with sound business acumen.


Establishes priorities and works independently at all levels.


Proactively pursues defined objectives whilst seeking to identify, initiate and develop improvements.


Delegates authority to others within defined limits.


Demonstrates a personal commitment to Health, Safety and the Environment.

Please Note:        This recruitment campaign is targeted at Ghanaian Nationals in the first instance.

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