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Local Deployment Manager Job in Kenya

Tullow Oil is Africa’s leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company and is a constituent of the London FTSE100. The Group has interests in over 100 exploration and production licences across 24 countries focusing on four core regions: Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America.

Working for Tullow Oil in Kenya, you will be given the freedom and responsibility to make a difference. We provide the opportunities to build a solid future within our rapidly expanding portfolio and provide competitive rewards as part of our people strategy.

Our high level of employee engagement is also one of our key success factors that we want to continue building on.

Tullow Kenya BV is seeking to appoint the following position:

Job Title: Local Deployment Manager

Reports to: Finance Manager, Kenya

Job Purpose:
  • To successfully coordinate, manage and deliver the local activities requirement to make the Pathway Programme a success in Location/ for a Business Unit.
  • Ensure the Location/ Business Unit is operationally ready for SAP, the new Target Operating Model for Supply Chain and Finance as well as other associated Pathway Projects.
  • Prepare the Location/ Business Unit for locally owned, sustainable change.
  • By understanding the culture and values of Tullow, ensure Programme implementation needs are balanced against unnecessary impact on our operations and people.
  • Coordinate activities of the Local Programme Network (including Local Data Leads, Super Users, Trainers, Testers)
  • Coordinate activities of other dependent teams (including local IS, HR, Internal Communications)
  • Work with Central Programme Deployment Manager and team leads (Programme Network Coordinator, Test Lead, Data Lead, Cutover Lead, Support Team Lead)
  • Assist local Pathway Sponsors, Functional Leadership and HR to fully consider the impact on the organisational structure, roles and the behavioural change needed to ensure not only successful implementation, but sustainable change

Responsibilities /Key Objectives:
  • Work collaboratively with the appropriate local and central teams and stakeholders on developing and delivering the local Operational Readiness Plan and Sustainability Approach
  • Lead the Local Programme Network Team in their Programme activities including Operational Readiness Assessments, Role Mapping Workshops, Launch Event and Town Halls, UAT, Train the Trainer
  • Own and drive the local Operational Readiness Plan and Deployment Plan

Manage local risks/ issues
  • Engage stakeholders in the impact of the change and align project plans with the ability of the business to accept the change successfully
  • Responsible for local coordination and completion of core deliverables including Role Mapping, Data Cleanse, IS Readiness, Training Attendance
  • Work with the central Programme Teams to localise or coordinate the localisation of key deliverables e.g. Comms Plan, Training Context, Local Change Impact Mitigation, Engagement Events, Status Meetings, Post Go Live Strategies
  • Assess, measure, track and monitor the progress of the local change and manage engagement of the business and stakeholders throughout
  • Ensure consistency of project and change delivery methodology and communication channels across the Programme with the wider Pathway and Tullow Group approaches.

Experience and Education:
  • Tullow employee with good local business knowledge and key stakeholder relationships preferred
  • Project Management and Change Management experience of business change projects preferred, particularly relating to Deployment and Handover Readiness
  • Experience working with third party service providers preferred
  • Exposure to an Oil and Gas operating environment preferred
  • Experience of Requisition to Pay, Materials and Logistics and Finance processes preferred
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management
  • Experience working with HR on resource demand, people management and organisational change preferred

Project Management
  • Strong business acumen and understanding of Tullow business processes
  • Risk and issue management
  • Coaching and team leadership
  • Facilitation and negotiation
  • Innovative thinking and problem solving
  • Basic IT skills (MS Office, Survey Design)

How to apply:

Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, valid email address, and the names and telephone contacts of three professional referees:

All applications and enquiries should be addressed to:

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
Tausi Court, 3rd Floor, along Tausi Road,
Off Muthithi Road, Westlands, Nairobi
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Closing date: 30th August 2013

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