Tullow Vacancies (Feb. 2017)

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14 Feb, 2017

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Oil and Gas Jobs in Ghana

Tullow Oil plc is a multinational oil and gas exploration company founded in Tullow, Ireland with its headquarters in London, United Kingdom.

It has interests in over 150 licenses across 25 countries with 67 producing fields and in 2012 produced on average 79,200 barrels of oil equivalent per day. Its largest activities are in Africa and the Atlantic Margins, where it has discovered new oil provinces in Ghana, Uganda, Kenya and French Guiana.

Tullow’s main production comes from six countries in Africa as well as the Southern North Sea and Asia.Ghana’s offshore Jubilee oil field which was discovered in 2007 and started production in December 2010 is Tullow’s largest discovery

Date: 09-Feb-2017

Location: Accra, Ghana

Residential Position

Employment Type:Permanent


Position Description

Job Title: Local Content Strategy Manager
Department: Supply Chain Management
Business Unit/Team: Ghana / SCM
Location: Accra Ghana
Reports To: Supply Chain Manger
Interacts With: Internal: External:
VP and leadership team


Group LCM

External & Social Affairs Manager

External and Public Affairs Manager

BU LC Team

External Affairs





International suppliers

Industry  JV Partners

Ghanaian Manufacturers/Industry groups

International strategic partners (multilateral financial/development institutions, NGOs, etc.)

Petroleum Commission and all relevant  government departments  and public agencies relating to LC

International LC community



Supervises: Direct: Indirect:
Supplier Development Advisor


Job Purpose: Serve as the key LC interface between the market, suppliers, partners, Government of Ghana, development agencies and BDTs by driving local content’s role in the strategic and operational agenda in Ghana

Provide BU oversight, guidance, assurance and support in the development and execution of effective LC

In conjunction with the SCM Manager, serves as Tullow’s LC champion and key subject matter expert in Ghana

Responsibilities /Key Objectives: Duties to include but not be limited to the following;


Develop a long term strategy for LC in Ghana by:

Interfacing with Government and Government Agencies to understand the National Development Plan and the medium and long term goals of Ghana

Identifying and aligning these goals into a long term industry LC strategy.

Design and implement strategies for Supplier and Market development to support a long term industry LC strategy.

Design and create a Stakeholder map to clearly identify all relevant internal and external Stakeholders and an engagement plan for same.

Keeping abreast of international and in-country trends such as taxation, expropriation risks, resource nationalism, LC expectations , politics and public perception

Responsible for the implementation of Tullow corporate level standards, guidelines and reporting

Responsible for the adaptation and customisation of corporate standards to meet business needs, realities and circumstances

Responsible for the BU’s LC policies, strategies and performance against corporate standards

Advise the SCM Manager in their LC positioning, organisational structuring and in the execution of realistic LC strategies, targets and plans

Participate in engagement and negotiation with government agencies  and regulators on LC expectations, legislation, targets, timing and associated cost commitments

Identify risks and threats posed by LC to TGL and provide guidance on resolving these issues to the SCM Manager.

Financial Responsibility NA

Person Specification

Experience and Education: Minimum 15 years experience at senior leadership or management level

Functional expertise in at least two of the following areas: supply chain management, oil and gas legislation, Commercial & Strategy, external affairs

Advanced degree in Engineering, Economics or MBA (advantageous)

Experience living and working in a developing or transition country preferably  where Tullow operates

Experience in oil and gas or offshore field services (advantageous)

Skills: Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills – the LCSM must be a gifted communicator with an ability to determine positioning, set messaging, build constructive relationships, influence outcomes, achieve consensus and drive the agenda both internally (BU management, across departments and functions, colleagues, etc.) and externally (governments, suppliers, strategic partners, etc.)

A strategic thinker with the ability to influence and contribute to decisions around national infrastructure development and to find sustainable synergies between these and the industry need.

Negotiation skills – the LCSA must be an experienced negotiator able to use LC in order to drive and protect value for Tullow with its key interlocutors (especially government and regulators).

Strategic and critical thinking skills – the ability to diagnose problems, identify solutions and conceive strategies

Commercial acumen – sensitivity to Tullow’s business needs and lifecycle, business development, commercial impact of decisions

Operations and process mentality – the LCSM must be comfortable liaising with technical and commercial functions in the organisation and be able to understand the implications of business strategy for operational realities, processes and practicalities (e.g. organisational change required to embed local content, supply chain management processes and constraints, critical success factors, etc.)

Results and output-oriented individual

Ability to delegate and devolve accountabilities whilst maintaining oversight and assurance in a dynamic, complex and ambiguous environment

Cultural sensitivity

A team player who will apply and live Tullow Values

Proficient in English (preferably including at least one National Dialect)

IT literate in core office packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and familiarity with data measurement systems, software and tools (e.g. SAP)

Business Behaviours: Establishes priorities and able to work on defined tasks with minimal supervision

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

Maintains focus on long term administrative tasks assuring consistency of approach and quality of work

Demonstrates personal commitment to Health, Safety and the Environment

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