Deputy General Manager (Finance, Commercial, Supply Chain, Information Systems)

Function:   Business Management
Business Unit/Team:  Ghana
Reports To:   General Manager, Ghana
Interacts With:  
General ManagerGhana Leadership Team
Group Functions including:FinanceCorporate Finance, Risk & MarketingCommercialSupply ChainInformation SystemsAudit Joint Venture PartnersGovernment Departments     Specialist consultants     

Supervises:  Managers for Finance, Commercial, Supply Chain and Information Systems
Job Purpose:
A key Business Leader in the Ghana Business Unit with responsibility for multiple functions. This role will oversee all aspects Finance, Commercial, Supply Chain and Information Systems Management. As part of the Leadership team in Ghana this role will form a key part of the Strategic Review Team in Ghana, and will be required to focus specifically on ensuring that these non-technical functions are given the focus required within the Business Unit to ensure that strategy is developed and executed in line with Group Strategy. 
The DGM will also play a vital supporting role in ensuring that their functional reports have the necessary challenge and support from the Group functional heads. The DGM will lead the four functions and provide mentoring and coaching for professional Ghanaians into senior roles as part of Tullow Ghana’s commitment to developing local staff. Clear development plans should be in place for each of the functions that will allow for staff to be engaged actively in individual development.  
Responsibilities / Key Objectives:
Accountable for developing business strategy for the BU (with a focus on financial, commercial, Supply Chain & Information Systems) in line with Group strategy and ensuring effective management of all functions in each of TGLs assets. Member of TGL Strategic Review Team.
Along with the GM, DGM (Technical) and SSEA Manager, responsible for ensuring development and maintenance of long-term strategy based on long-term financial and production forecasting and scenario building. 
Ownership of overall Corporate Planning process for Tullow Ghana working closely with DGM (Technical) to ensure JV Business planning and corporate plans are fully aligned. 
Responsible for ensuring commercial activities are executed in line with Group strategy and result in value generation and protection for Tullow Ghana.
Responsible for overseeing and signing off of short term (3 year plan) by way of a budget at both JV and Corporate levels.Responsible for ensuring monthly financial reporting at a group level and ensuring budget holders are provided with up-to-date expenditure and financial forecasting.
Demonstrate cost leadership through challenge and proactive management of BU budget working in conjunction with the Finance Manager.
Ensuring utmost compliance in both Tullow standards and Local Content laws with respect to contracts and procurement. Member of Contracts Review Board.
Overall responsibility for Local Content development in TGL. Working closely with the GM in ensuring compliance with Production Agreements and Local Content Legislation. 
Develop strong working relationship with four key functional leads at Group level and ensure alignment between Group and BU strategy.
Develop strong working relationship with Government and partners in these key areas.
Develop and manage and motivate, coach and mentor a team of leaders across the four functions and ensure where possible leadership development for Ghanaians in line with company commitment to local staff.
Financial Responsibility:
Responsibility for overseeing all budgets managed by reporting functions.  
Person Specification
Education & Experience: Degree; Engineering, Science or Numerate degree ideally also with business/commercial studies.
Extensive experience in the oil/gas sector with significant, demonstrable capability in general oil and gas management or a combination of the functions to be managed in this role.
Typically, the candidate will have spent time in a general management or CFO type role and will had significant exposure to leadership, working in an operational environment where often there is conflict between the day-to-day actions required and the need to keep focused on longer term strategy. 
Skills:
Strong upstream background. With a Finance/business or Commercial/Legal background.  Excellent understanding of, and experience across, the E&P lifecycle, especially appraisal to production.Excellent communications skills and well-versed experience in dealing with diverse cultures.Strong leadership and motivational skillsWell developed skills in empowering a multi functional leadership teamStrong affinity to coaching and mentoringTrack record of creating value by entrepreneurial thinking and the ability to close high value transactions;In depth knowledge of upstream economic value drivers and analysis
Business Behaviours:
Highly motivated, enthusiastic and driven leaderDemonstrate EHS leadership Pragmatic approach to solving problemsAble to influence thinking of othersEntrepreneurial flairPatient; Accommodating and empatheticUphold and demonstrate Tullow values 


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