Title:  Operational Excellence Specialist

Job Req ID:  12661

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.


Aramco is seeking an Operational Excellence (OE) Specialist to join its Technology Strategy & Planning Department (TSPD), whose mission is to provide high-impact leadership and support across the technology life-cycle, from strategy setting to value realization and sustainable growth, and partner with corporate and business stakeholders to integrate new technologies into the company’s strategies and investment plans.
The OE Specialist is responsible for leading and/or supporting the integrated business management system for the department including operational excellence, risk, safety, performance management and business planning.  

Key Responsibilities

Work closely with TSPD Business Manager to drive OE implementation and continuous improvement of departmental performance as per strategic objectives
Lead and monitor all process performance to corporate/industry best practices
Mentor, train and coach performance improvement, change management and/or continuous improvement
Ensure centralized approach to departmental performance through integration across Risk, Safety, Compliance & OE 
Coordinate the analysis of R&D gate review priorities and implementation performance to ensure consistency with business and investment plans.
Lead the implementation and improvement of the R&D portfolio management process. 

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science or related business administration disciplines. Master’s degree is preferred, in particular if the candidate has completed advanced degree education in both engineering/science and business administration. 
10 years of professional experience in leading organizations, preferably in the oil and gas sector (with focus on downstream, midstream, and sustainability initiatives), technology exposure is also preferred.
Total Quality Management (TQM) and Lean Six Sigma Certification is desirable but not required
Ability to work among all levels of Department from senior leadership to individual SMEs
Demonstrated experience with management system approaches such as ISO 9000, EFQM, API, CSA, and/or EMS systems etc. 
Proven track record of developing and implementing strategy and/or monitoring performance through developed KPIs/OKRs.
Demonstrated ability to analyze and assess OE performance in addition to leading continuous improvements
Experience with auditing, inspections and/or assessments
Experience with driving OE culture and implementation including providing awareness sessions and coaching on industry leading best practices 

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