Title:  Market Research and Intelligence Lead

Job Req ID:  12715
Description: 

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.

Overview

Saudi Aramco is seeking a Market Research and Intelligence Lead to join its Technology Commercialization (TC) function. 

The mission of TC function is to “maximize value realization” from Saudi Aramco technologies through internal and external Intellectual Property (IP) exploitation, to address the company’s business and sustainability priorities. The role of the Market Research and Intelligence Lead is to provide market insights, technology benchmarking, techno-economics and cost analysis and competitive analysis to support TC’s mission.  Working with key stakeholders, the incumbent will provide facts-based assessments and landscapes around markets exploration, competing technologies identification, key market players identification, supply chain investigation, voice of customers and industry Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) interviews.  

Key Responsibilities

Engage with the R&D organizations and Commercial Leads within TC to identify and evaluate technology projects for market studies and competitive intelligence
Perform competitive analysis for specific commercialization projects, or R&D and Innovation topics or initiatives
Perform technology trends assessment.  Scan emerging technology trends to align internal R&D initiatives and resources
Perform market opportunity, segmentation and valuation analysis including competitor assessment and entry strategies
Present research findings to stakeholders across the organization, communicating insights and recommendations in a clear and actionable manner
Develop and maintain relationships with research vendors and partners, ensuring that they meet Company quality standards
Stay up to date on industry trends and best practices, and apply this knowledge to improve research methods and approaches
Track and assess requests and follow up if and as developments occur that impact original research/analysis
Minimum Education Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering discipline, Economics, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or a closely related specialty
An MBA or a relevant advanced degree is preferable.

Minimum Requirements

Have a minimum of 10 years of experience in strategy, consulting, research and analytical roles
Possess a combination of technical, operational, commercial, and strategic experience
Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods, statistics, and data analysis
Knowledgeable and familiar with new competitive intelligence tools, systems, vendors and advancements within the market
Demonstrated ability to analytically review information and evaluate its reliability, completeness, relevance, and relative importance to the topic
Demonstrated ability to present key findings and analysis in visual and written forms.
Knowledge and/or training in Intellectual Property Management

Skills should include some (or preferably all) of the following:

Ability to communicate in a compelling, concise, practical way and produce objective reports, presentations and information that drive action in a forward-thinking manner
Strong analytical skills, with excellent business acumen
Strong interpersonal, networking, influencing and facilitation skills
Ability to work with and preferably lead multi-disciplinary teams
Ability to understand complex technologies in scientific or technical fields outside of personal comfort zone
Experience in either upstream oil and gas operations, midstream, downstream, chemicals, natural gas distribution, energy services, alternative or renewable energy, engineering and technology innovation. 
 

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.

 

Country/Region:  SA