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ISIT- Operations & Supply Chain Functional Lead


Candidates should ideally have strong Supply Chain and Operations experience within one of the following industries: oil and gas, petrochemical, offshore drilling or mining. The role will require them to work with Senior stakeholders including the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technical Officer, VP of Supply Chain and other leaders to drive business improvement thorough implementation of a clear Operations strategy for the organization. This is a highly visible role with the ability to make a real difference to the business.  

 We are seeking individuals who are passionate about goals and delivery and who have a strong sense of resilience.  As approach and attitude are key to this role, the successful candidate will be expected to build rapport, engage with and influence stakeholders at all levels.

Successful candidates will possess strong project management and organizational skills that are consistent with a fast moving and demanding environment that seeks to make progress quickly in support of challenges milestones. Connecting business benefits via IT is at the heart of this role. Experience of optimising end to end Operational and Supply Chain processes through the use of Oracle would be an advantage.
This is a truly exciting opportunity for a unique individual to lead the development and implementation of a clear IT Operations and Supply Chain vision in a forward thinking fast paced organization.

Based in Liverpool, this role will also encompass frequent travel to Seadrill’s Head Office in London. 



  • Experience within an environment exposing you to the basic context and operation of significant business processes preferably within the Offshore environment; including Maintenance, Reliability and Operations, Supply Chain (Procurement/Inventory) and HSE

  • Business Analysis experience, including the definition of processes and identification of value based on process improvement and technology intervention

  • Background in the development of effective business cases; identifying the value case for technology investments

  • Exposure to portfolio and demand management processes including the compilation, prioritization and management of a portfolio of technology projects and programmes 

  • Successful project management and technical delivery, including a detailed knowledge of and experience with industry recognized PM frameworks.

  • Implementation of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and/or ERP systems, ideally on a global scale and with high complexity.

  • Working in a multiple supplier environment including with outsourced and cloud providers

  • Exposure to all aspects of technical delivery, including architecture and design, infrastructure, application development and testing, and IT operational support.

  • Strong technical foundation with an understanding of the basic context of networks, applications, databases, identity and access solutions, cloud technologies, mobility and business intelligence.

  • Exposure to specific technical platforms, including IFS, Oracle EBS and OBIEE, IBM Maximo, Middleware/Integration and Business Intelligence technologies is highly regarded.

  • Upstream Offshore Oil and Gas sector experience (ideally Offshore Drilling) with exposure and its associated systems and solutions is highly regarded

  • Background in Operational technologies including industrial control systems, historians and remote operational technologies is highly regarded



  • Experience and evidence of implementing strategic IT Operations and Supply Chain programs that have achieved significant improvements in business efficiency, risk reduction or productivity. Implementing a shared service centre will be an advantage.

  • Strong Experience with business relationship management.

  • Must be results orientated with ability to achieve aggressive goals and have the ability to effectively work cross-functionally with and through business, IS managers and outsource partners.

  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to meet challenging milestones.

  • A global mind-set together with the ability to delve into and work with detail to achieve business results. Able to embed the highest levels of business control and compliance into IT systems.

  • Translate business strategies into IT requirements and identify services to meet requirements (current and future), and measure their business value

  • Understand business processes end-to-end, actively measuring business contribution of enabling systems (function business system measure)

  • Initiate improvement to the Business Unit IT processes and/or systems

  • Work with Service and Application managers to ensure services meet customer needs

  • Own the communication with the business around IT services, costs and needs

  • Provide projected demand for services to the service and applications managers

  • Perform demand management role for services provided by the ISIT group

  • Manage business-specific software portfolio (Incl. IFS, Maximo, Prima Vera)

  • Responsible for Operations and Supply Chain IT business case development

  • Network with IT Leader peers so constructive matrix relationships are built to enable delivery of the IT strategy

  • Deliver and manage projects utilizing Seadrill’s internal Project Delivery Framework, and applying Agile technical delivery methods where relevant and if appropriate.

  • Able to represent the ISIT organization as part of the broader team.

  • Experience of business reference models, the design and implementation of business processes.

  • Expert Business Analysis and Consulting skills.

  • Excellent Management, communications, negotiation and influencing skills.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills, particularly adept at simplifying and articulating complex topics and employing a wide range of communication styles to engage with all levels of the organization

  • Ability to resolve issues innovatively where options appear limited, and meet key stakeholders expectations within very short timescales

  • Ability to interpret information to identify key action points for prioritization, issues and decisions

  • Able to comprehend the needs of others, support and guide as necessary and encourage individuals and teams to contribute fully to achieve desired results.

  • Able to think ahead and anticipate problems and opportunities before they arise and to identify and take action appropriate to the circumstances and events.

  • Able to analyze problems and reach decisions on the way forward. Able to take steps to ensure that impacts on others are minimized and/or made known.

  • Communicates well using the most appropriate method for communication. Gains understanding from others using both verbal and written methods.

  • Proven ability to build highly effective relationships with all levels of roles.

  • Proven ability to positively influence and coordinate without direct management authority.

  • Proven ability to manage a team via matrix management, including resource planning in an environment where the volume of demands for solutions exceeds the capacity of the team.

  • Treats people with respect and in a fair and consistent way

  • Works within teams and across boundaries to share knowledge and achieve results

  • Identifies and builds relationships required to achieve the best outcomes for the firm

  • Engages people with the right skills, knowledge and expertise to provide advice and assist with tasks

  • Ability to think and act strategically but also to operate and implement change tactically when required, dealing effectively with ambiguity and managing changeable business priorities

  • Strong desire to see the department continually improve its service levels and efficiency



A minimum of Undergraduate degree with a technical discipline is required
​Relevant experience performing in a similar role within the Oil and Gas industry may be considered in lieu of this requirement

A Finance qualification is desirable but not essential.