Upstream Services Manager

22 Feb 2021
22 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Company Description

SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.

At SGS, we have an open corporate and international culture, we offer a dynamic work environment in a leading global company. Our high professional standards and our sustainability approach guarantee you a future-oriented work environment. We invest in our employees for the long term and we are committed to supporting your development within the company.

Job Description

Job Title: Upstream Services Manager

Job Type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 per week

Job Location: Aberdeen

Remuneration: As an Upstream Services Manager you'll receive a competitive salary, plus you'll benefit from a 20% performance bonus, private health cover, a contributory pension scheme and life cover.

As an Upstream Services Manager you'll be responsible for leading the delivery of Upstream Services (from Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth sites), driving business performance to maximise revenue and profit whilst maintaining high standards of integrity, quality and staff well being.

Key Accountabilities;

* Manage effective assignment and deployment of motivated and competent personnel capable of executing allocated works to the highest standards of service, quality and safe delivery

* To ensure at all times works are fully compliant with client specific instructions/ protocols and adherence to relevant Industry Standards (API/ ASTM/ ISO/ EI), best practice and defined SGS procedures and protocols

* Lead service delivery with full regard for related execution costs to ensure profitability of business activities and as a minimum the attainment of annual Rev and L/C targets.

* Responsibility for location cost centre P&L's, net working capital, business growth, customer care and staff development

* In conjunction with the UK OGC Management and Sales Team where appropriate, identify and develop new business opportunities and relationships whilst maintaining existing mature customer portfolio.

* Lead location interdepartmental liaison, supporting and interfacing effectively to ensure timely execution, reporting and billing of works.

* Comply fully and where applicable relay and ensure understanding/ implementation of all valid issued requests and instructions as received ex/internally.

* Coach, counsel and develop local team to enable attainment of defined objectives to include: effective business planning, efficient and appropriate use of resources/facilities, to ensure appropriate operational capacity and capability to deliver and execute activities.

* Develop and maintain a lean and accountable local structure that encourages employees to take ownership of business goals at appropriate levels, with the flexibility and capability to react positively to changing customer requirements and growth opportunities.

* Maintain an awareness of local market trends/developments to ensure that new business avenues are fully explored and where applicable local capability enhanced/ extended to deliver same.

* Work closely with the SGS Support Functions (IT, HR. Legal, QHSE and Financial Services Depts)' to ensure compliance with corporate mechanisms, protocols and initiatives.

* Maintain effective customer relationships and perform regular rate reviews on existing contracts to ensure profitability is optimised.


To be successful in this role, you'll need experience within Upstream Services coupled with technical/commercial experience in a leadership role within the Oil, Gas and Chemical/supply chain sector.

In addition to the above you'll also need to demonstrate the following;

* Experience of managing within budgetary guidelines and cost control mechanisms appropriate to the needs of the business to ensure commercial targets are met.

* Commercial or technical experience in a leadership role within the OGC / supply chain sector.

* Experience of leading and motivating teams to achieve objectives/ targets.

* Delivery of compliant internal and externally verified QHSE systems.

* Managing an effective operational team.

* Can identify and capitalise on business development opportunities to include potential/ new/ existing clients to encompass all OGC services and options for bolt on business.

* Effective communication skills, verbal, written and presentation to include technical subject matter.

* First Degree or technical qualification in Engineering, Science or Business related subject.

* Full, current, valid UK driving licence.

Additional Information

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