Saudi Aramco
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Senior Technology Strategist

Job Description and Requirements

As the successful candidate you will have a bachelor’s degree in any technical field, preferably from a top university and with strong academic performance. A postgraduate Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) or equivalent qualification in a business management discipline is desirable, preferably from a top MBA program.

You will have a minimum 20 years of professional experience (including postgraduate education) as follows:

• A minimum of 10 years of experience leading internal strategy development in any organization (including public sector or military), either as part of a strategy/business development team or in an independent role.
A minimum of 8 years of experience leading strategy development as an engagement manager or equivalent in a strategy consultancy (e.g., McKinsey, BCG, Bain, EY-Parthenon, Roland Berger, LEK, AT Kearney, etc.). 
• A minimum of 3 years of experience supporting internal strategy development in any organization (including public sector or military).
A minimum of 2 years of experience supporting strategy development on client engagements at a strategy consultancy (examples as above).

Experience in an oil and gas, chemicals, and/or an R&D organization is desirable, but not required.

Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following: 

  • Drive technology strategy development in TOC.
  • Advise the CTO, the head of TS&PD and R&D Chief Technologists on issues related to strategy.
  • Work closely with business line teams, and facilitate their engagement in technology strategy development.
  • Manage a strategy team of 2-3 people.
  • Drive the development of technology strategies for downstream, upstream, and sustainability, according to the corporate and technology strategy refresh cycle.
  • Drive strategy for each technology domain (between 5 and 10 in total), in a coherent and consistent way, which enables effective resource allocation within the domain to deliver the target outcomes i.e., where to focus, and how to develop and deliver the key technologies.
  • Drive the process to update the overall corporate technology strategy every 5 years.
  • Work closely with the TS&PD technology outlook team to ensure technology insights and forecasts are reflected in the technology strategy.
  • Work closely with the business line and corporate strategy teams to ensure that technology strategy is aligned with and supporting corporate and business line strategy.