Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)

Ongoing Recruitment at Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) is the pioneer and a leader in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. We invest heavily in our employees, which is reflected in our industry-leading development programmes.

Finance SAP MI & BI Analyst/Specialist

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND MBA/MSc/MA

Experience: 6 – 11 years

Location: Lagos, Rivers

Job Field: Finance / Accounting / Audit

Ref. ID: 93086BR
Locations: Lagos & Port Harcourt
Purpose

Support the functional lead and team in providing specialist expertise to Finance business area, and to take full advantage of SAP implementation. The job location for this role applies to Port Harcourt and Lagos.

Accountabilities

Guide the Business on the best way to apply SAP in the management of relevant business processes in such a way as to realise the planned benefit in SAP implementationAbility to interact and assist users with different level of SAP SkillsAssess potential impact of organisation changes on SAP useParticipate in the development and review of training materials and support training delivery on best endeavour basis to increase SAP user effectiveness in FICO areas of the businessActively promote efficient use of SAP and monitor its business impact in their areas of the business with a view to realising the identified benefitsEvaluates proposed changes and improvement initiatives in corporate contextMonthly Management Information Reports/Dashboards preparation for various stakeholdersEnsure SAP FICO BW HANA solutions are fit for purpose and updated timely to meet business requirementsStandardization and automation of MI reports using Macros and Visual BasicCollaborate with other stakeholders to ensure quality master and transaction data are available in SAP ECC and BWDeveloping aggressive training plans to block identified competence gaps among end users.Maintaining adequate classrooms for training across Shell Companies in Nigeria (SEPCiN) locations; Individual is required to develop the training to grow SAP competence of SAP end users.

Challenges:

Expertise knowledge of native SAP IS-Oil or EP SAP Blueprint designs within own function/business areaGuide the Business on the best way to apply SAP in the management of relevant business processes in such a way as to realise the planned benefit in SAP implementationTo be able to interact and assist users with different level of SAP SkillsEvaluates proposed changes and improvement initiatives in corporate context.An experienced and competent professional in diver’s areas of Change Management & Training.Keen to be a change & process improvement champion for the business, an energetic professional with cross Upstream discipline experience preferably with SAP and Change management exposure, Project Mgt. Effective communication, influencing and leadership skills.

Requirements
Competence:

A competent SAP professional with deep understanding of EP SAP Blueprint design for own business area (FI-CO and BW) is a MUST

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degreeProfessional Accounting partial qualification such as ACA, ACCA, CIMA (will be an added advantage)SAP Finance certification and working knowledge of other modules integration is an added advantage

Experience
Essential:

An experienced and competent professional in diverse (finance and reporting) areas of E&P business with at least 6-11 years’ work experienceA competent SAP professional with deep understanding of SAP IS-Oil design for own business area (FI-CO and BW) is a MUST

Desirable:

SAP Finance certification and working knowledge of other modules integration is an added advantage.Robust SAP FICO ECC and BW Reporting and change management experience and logical aptitude and problem-solving skills

Knowledge and Skills
Essential:

Expertise knowledge of native SAP IS-Oil or EP SAP Blueprint designs within own function/business area (Finance)Certification in any SAP module is a PLUSSolid experience in PowerPoint, MS Excel and keen interest in MI solution development using macros and Visual BasicChange Management, training and capacity deployment

Desirable:

A sound, general understanding of Upstream business, excellent inter-personal skills, coaching and mentoring skills, the drive, determination and the ability to work independently and a highly positive attitude to the business

Qualities and Attributes
Candidates should:

Have excellent inter-personal skills, support and mentoring skills, drive, determination and the ability to work independently and a highly positive attitude to the business.Be excellent team players with demonstrated ability to contribute positively to team dynamics, with a balanced focus on delivery, development and personal life.Have high ethical standards, integrity, a personal culture of maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information and of compliance to organizational policies and procedures.Respect and appreciation for colleagues working in a multi-cultural, multi-location and multi time zone working environment. Manage conflicts & align priorities of global/regional/local process owner requirements. Able to effectively function in a matrix organization

Contracting & Procurement Expediter

Job Type: Full Time

QualificationBA/BSc/HND

Experience 3 years

Location Lagos

Job Field Procurement / Store-keeping / Supply Chain

Reference ID: 93081BR
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Skillpool group: Contracting and Procurement
Job Purpose

The Expediter role requires someone with excellent communication skills, strong time management skills and a commitment to meeting business deadlines and receiving critical orders on time.The expediter will be responsible for communicating with vendors and freight forwarders to ensure that Shell’s supplier partners deliver on time.The Expediter will be required to report any pending delivery delays to the end users and buyers and work with vendors and freight forwarders to help get deliveries to their destinations as soon as possible.

Principal Accountabilities

Contact vendors to ensure purchase orders are received and acknowledgedMaintain constant contact with vendors and freight forwarders while deliveries are en-route.Notify procurement lead and the business in a timely & proactive manner if a critical delivery is going to be late.Work with vendors to solve invoicing issues that could delay critical shipments.Work in a systematic way to identify and prioritize order deliveries.Work with the shipping team to ensure delivery schedules are met.Run assigned reports to aid managerial decision making.Establish and maintain good working relationships with Buyers, Users, inventory controllers, Receipt and Dispatch (R & D) Team, Clearing and Forwarding Team, Vendor services team members, shipping team, vendors and the Freight Forwarders.Attend integrated activity planning and scheduling meetings to provide insight into delivery.Prepare various reports within the procurement Team that enables weekly procurement performance assessment.Attend the weekly team meetings and provide feedback on deliveries.Ensure business ethics are maintained to the highest level and ensure compliance with the Shell Group Statement of General Business Principles.

Dimensions:

Reports To: Supplier Delivery LeadInterfaces: Procurement Leads, Contract Managers, Vendors, Users (Requesters), Vendor Services, Inventory Analysts, shipping team, Receipt and Dispatch (R & D), Clearing and Forwarding Team.Approximately 60 Work Orders for expediting per month

Special Challenges:

Dealing with tight deadlines and the ability to strongly influence vendor delivery performance.

Requirements
Experience and Qualifications:

Strong academic background with a minimum 3 years work experience, either directly as an expediter, buyer or customer facing roleGood knowledge of Supply Chain management concepts and purchasing.Excellent Communication Skills (Presentation; effective conversations and written).Track record of delivering result.Experience in Team Work, Team Building, And Facilitation.Data Analysis SkillsStrong time management and organizational skillsStrong problem-solving skills and decision-making abilityStrong Computer Skills (Microsoft Office Suite of Applications, Internet, etc.) Knowledge of SAP is highly desirableMicrosoft Excel skills on a micro and macro level.

Finance Specialist

Job TypeFull Time

QualificationBA/BSc/HND

Experience 9 – 11 years

Location Lagos

Job Field Finance / Accounting / Audit

Ref No: 93084BR
Location: Lagos
Job Purpose

To provide world class Finance operations support to Shell Companies in Nigeria leveraging on cutting edge technology and top quartile technical skills.The role sits in the engine room that ensures the integrity and accuracy of the financial data of supported entities and ensuring that meaningful business insight can be derived therefrom. It requires laser sharp attention to detail coupled with an ability to zoom out and see the big picture.Candidates may operate in one or more of the broad activity areas in the Finance operations spectrum including: Business Reporting and Analysis, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Expenditure, Revenue, Treasury, Governance & Risk Assurance amongst others.They have high level Individual and team accountability for Critical Business Processes within an activity area. They serve as integrators where different steps in the process are carried out in different teams providing leadership and subject matter expertise to their immediate teams, supported business entities and the wider Finance Operations function.

Accountabilities

Candidates can expect to function in one of the following Operational areas with the opportunity to rotate into other areas over the course of their career

Business Finance:

Cash ManagementBudget Performance MonitoringWorkplan & Budget Analysis and Latest EstimatesLedger Entries and cost allocationManagement Information reportingSAP Cost Object MaintenanceRequisition to Pay Finance SupportAssets under Construction and Difference in Exchange reviews

Expenditure:

Payroll ProcessingStatutory ComplianceVendor RelationsInvoice ProcessingIndirect Tax & Transfer PricingDisbursement auditTreasury Operations

Revenue:

Hydrocarbon entitlement computationsCustomer BillingsReceipt allocationReceivables Management

Reporting and Analysis:

Group reportingStatutory account preparationFinancial Statement Latest EstimatesFinancial Accounting for JVs & PSCsFixed Assets accountingReconciliationsWorking capital ManagementSystems Review and Improvement (SAP/BW)

Treasury:

Cash ForecastingCounterparty Risk ManagementFund Management operationsPayment processingCard transaction management

Governance & Risk Assurance:

Sox complianceControls Review and registrationDisbursement AuditIncident reporting

Planning, Budgeting & Management Information Reporting:

Management Information Reporting/DashboardsReporting Template Maintenance and Standardization.Report automation using Macros and Visual BasicMaster and transaction data integrity and availabilityBusiness Plan upload and updateBudget approval and cost recovery process support

Requirements
Competence:

Strong analytical (Excel) and Communication skills are critical to the roleStrong Customer service and Continuous Improvement and performance delivery MindsetAbility to effectively develop and manage multi-dimensional and multi-functional relationships with internal and external stakeholdersStrong ability to carry along subordinates, work effectively in teams, and influence superiors.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degreeProfessional Accounting Qualification such as ACA, ACCA, CIMA

Essential:

9-11 years relevant post-qualification experience

Desirable:
Significant experience in one or more of the following will be an added advantage

Use of SAP and Business Warehouse or other ERP and MI systemsManagement Information and reportingStakeholder management and negotiation skillsWorking in a multinational corporation with International reporting linesFinancial Accounting Controlling and ReportingPayroll processing and PAYE tax administration3-4 years in a supervisory role4+ years post-qualification experience in Audit practice and/or Assurance servicesDevelopment of Management Information solutions using macros and Visual Basic.ERP and Management Information systems change management experience

The successful candidate should have Commercial acumen and drive as well as a Strong Business Partnering Focus characterized by:

A deep understanding of the impact of external trends and competition and its impact on the Oil & Gas BusinessAbility to boldly challenge the Business/Function to think through strategic issues and value opportunitiesDemonstrated ability to identify, articulate, initiate and deliver high-impact value propositions, overcoming political and organizational barriersInitiation of cross-Business/Function and/or external collaborative efforts that significantly benefit the bottom lineLogical yet innovative approach to problem solving

Candidates should:

Be excellent team leaders with demonstrated ability to manage team dynamics, nurture a highly motivated and cohesive workforce with a balanced focus on delivery, development and personal life.Have high ethical standards, integrity, a personal culture of maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information and of compliance to organizational policies and procedures.

Finance Senior Analyst/Analyst

Job TypeFull Time

QualificationBA/BSc/HND

Experience 3 – 8 years

Location Lagos, Rivers

Job Field Finance / Accounting / Audit

Ref. ID: 93079BR
Locations: Lagos & Port Harcourt
Job Purpose

Provide world class Finance operations support to Shell Companies in Nigeria leveraging on cutting edge technology and top quartile technical skills. The role sits in the engine room that ensures the integrity and accuracy of the financial data of supported entities and ensuring that meaningful business insight can be derived therefrom. It requires laser sharp attention to detail coupled with an ability to zoom out and see the big picture.May operate in one or more of the broad activity areas in the Finance operations spectrum including: Business Reporting and Analysis, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Expenditure, Revenue, Treasury, Governance & Risk Assurance amongst others. This role will provide in-team subject matter expertise, peer guidance and support to their immediate teams and the wider Finance operations function in general.The job location for this role applies to Port Harcourt and Lagos.

Accountabilities
Candidates can expect to function in on one of the following Operational areas with the opportunity to rotate into other areas over the course of their career

Business Finance:

Cash ManagementBudget Performance MonitoringWorkplan & Budget Analysis and Latest EstimatesLedger Entries and cost allocationManagement Information reportingSAP Cost Object MaintenanceRequisition to Pay Finance SupportAssets under Construction and Difference in Exchange reviews

Expenditure:

Payroll ProcessingStatutory ComplianceVendor RelationsInvoice ProcessingIndirect Tax & Transfer PricingDisbursement auditTreasury Operations

Revenue:

Hydrocarbon entitlement computationsCustomer BillingsReceipt allocationReceivables Management

Reporting and Analysis:

Group reportingStatutory account preparationFinancial Statement Latest EstimatesFinancial Accounting for JVs & PSCsFixed Assets accountingReconciliationsWorking capital ManagementSystems Review and Improvement (SAP/BW)

Treasury:

Cash ForecastingCounterparty Risk ManagementFund Management operationsPayment processingCard transaction management

Governance & Risk Assurance:

Sox complianceControls Review and registrationDisbursement AuditIncident reporting

Planning, Budgeting & Management Information Reporting:

Management Information Reporting/DashboardsReporting Template Maintenance and Standardization.Report automation using Macros and Visual BasicMaster and transaction data integrity and availabilityBusiness Plan upload and updateBudget approval and cost recovery process support

Challenges

Successful candidates will need to climb a steep learning curve and will need to be able to work independently with minimal supervision within a very short period.Virtual working with key stakeholders and partners forms a large part of analyst activity requiring high levels of personal authenticity, discipline and relationship skills.

Requirements
Essential:

3-8 years practical post-qualification experience in accounting or finance Analyst role and good understanding of Financial concepts and standards

Desirable:
Significant experience in one or more of the following will be an added advantage

Use of SAP and Business Warehouse or other ERP and MI systemsManagement Information and reportingStakeholder management and negotiation skillsWorking in a multinational corporation with International reporting linesTreasury Management and Operations or banking experienceFinancial Accounting Controlling and ReportingPayroll processing and PAYE tax administrationPost-qualification experience in Audit practice and/or Assurance servicesDevelopment of Management Information solutions using macros and Visual Basic.ERP and Management Information systems change management experience

The successful candidate should have Commercial acumen and drive as well as a Strong Business Partnering Focus characterized by:

A deep understanding of the impact of external trends and competition and its impact on the Oil & Gas BusinessAbility to boldly challenge the Business/Function to think through strategic issues and value opportunitiesDemonstrated ability to identify, articulate, initiate and deliver high-impact value propositions, overcoming political and organizational barriersInitiation of or participation in cross-Business/Function and/or external collaborative efforts that significantly benefit the bottom lineLogical yet innovative approach to problem solving

Candidates should:

Be excellent team players with demonstrated ability to contribute positively to team dynamics, with a balanced focus on delivery, development and personal life.Have high ethical standards, integrity, a personal culture of maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information and of compliance to organizational policies and procedures.

Contracting & Procurement Buyers Asset Focal

Job TypeFull Time QualificationBA/BSc/HND Experience 3 yearsLocation LagosJob Field Procurement / Store-keeping / Supply Chain

Ref No: 93083BR
Loaction: Lagos

Job Purpose

To create rapid order fulfilment in the supply of goods, services and materials to the business primarily through the timely conversion of SAP (an Enterprise software application) Purchase Requisitions to SAP Purchase Orders. In this process the Buyer must issue quotations to suppliers and potentially seek to negotiate the best possible commercial outcome.The Buyer Asset Focal is the first point of contact for all procurement for a given asset and acts as contributor and advisor to the integrated activity planning for that asset. To make meaningful contributions to planning, the Buyer Asset Focal takes insights on supplier and purchasing performance related to a planned activity and assesses whether the plan is achievable.The Buyer Asset Focal manages a large quantity and diversity in demand in the type of goods and materials, the quality of specification, and business drivers (schedule, cost, quality, technical integrity). The Buyer has to execute the most practical process solution to meet immediate business needs and assess and organise the optimum contract and system solution to meet future business needs.

Dimensions:

Up to 60 requests for materials or services per month2 operating Companies supported – Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) and Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC).4 AssetsHigh volume of potential suppliers to source from.

Principal Accountabilities

Monitor purchasing activity for an asset. Resolve any bottlenecks in procurement or delivery adversely impacting the Asset and ensure that stakeholders are well informed.Represent the purchasing function at Asset integrated activity planning and scheduling meetings.Provide quality and timely insights into risks and threats to delivery or execution of the plan.Ensuring that the specification of the goods or services being requested is of a sufficient standard to approach the external market via a Request for Quotation.Ensuring that Requests for Quotation and Purchase Orders are free from errors which could expose Shell to Commercial or Technical Risk – common examples include incorrect unit of measurements, decimal point errors, date format errors and mistyping of serial or part numbers.Managing the quotation process and evaluation of suppliers in accordance with Shell’s General Business Principles.Advising technical counterparts of estimated delivery lead times and freight or customs clearance issues.Maintaining information related to supplier performance in adhering to delivery commitments and competitiveness of pricing.

Key Challenges:

Managing high volumes of demand whilst balancing the need to ensure price competitiveness and ethical buying principles.Understanding technical specifications.Prioritising processing of requisitions to align with the Company’s agreed activity plans.Being firm on governance and compliance where you see the potential for breaches of Shell or Nigerian purchasing standards.Negotiating with vendors to reduce prices and deliver fasterSpeaking up in front of senior stakeholders where planning assumptions are unrealistic or have changed.

Requirements
Job Knowledge:

The Buyer role requires knowledge of how requests for goods and services are purchased from the market and subsequently, the conditions that enable the suppliers to be paid. In Shell this is known as the Requisition to Pay process. Candidates for the Buyer role should be familiar with the principles of ethical purchasing and should possess basic appreciation of the risks that arise from bribery and corruption, money laundering, trade controls, anti-competition and conflict of interest.

Skills and Experience:

Strong academic background with Minimum of 3 years’ experience in purchasing, inventory management or similar type role.Basic negotiation skills.Familiarity with purchasing software systems – candidates with experience in SAP are highly desirable.High degree of organisational and administrative skill.Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills and courage to speak up.

Contracting & Procurement Vendor Master Maintainer

Job TypeFull Time

QualificationBA/BSc/HND

Experience 3 – 5 years

Location Lagos, Rivers

Job Field Procurement / Store-keeping / Supply Chain

Reference ID: 93080BR
Locations: Port Harcourt and Lagos
Job Purpose
The purpose of the Vendor Registration Lead is to:

Ensure that counterparties with which Shell will contract or engage have undergone appropriate due diligence screening within acceptable time limits and stakeholders adequately engaged and advised on outcomes and implication of outcomes.Ensure that vendors’ registration and management is performed according to approved procedures and that any non-compliance is reported.Ensure that the Vendor Management team is well managed, motivated and focused with full compliance to Shell General Business Principles, safety and ethics and compliance applicable to Vendor Registrations and Management.Collect, record and store documents and information that provide auditable evidence that suppliers to Shell are bona fide Companies.Act as first point of contact for vendors and supplier queries relating to Vendor Registration.Uploading Vendor master data to Shell’s Enterprise system (SAP) and Contract Management systemThe job location for this role applies to Port Harcourt and Lagos.

Dimensions
Position dimensions for Shell Companies in Nigeria are:

IDD screening of an average of 2,000 counterparties annuallyManagement of vendorsSupervisionDay to day management of the Port Harcourt Vendor Services offices and over-the-counter services Tuesdays and Thursdays (average 40 interactions).

Principal Accountabilities

Ensuring that Shell Group screening for Integrity Due Diligence is conducted as part of vendor registration and system set up;Ensure all vendor related governance controls stipulated in the Contracting Code of Practice and other applicable policy and procedure documents are implemented and effectiveEnsure all approved directives on vendors such as suspension and de-registration are carried out promptly (in accordance with business and operational needs)Ensure quality of information and records keeping is up to date and accurate.Ensure accuracy of vendors’ data is reflected in the applicable Contract Management System and Enterprise software applications (SAP).Ensure that supporting documentation provided by vendors as part of their registration is credible, legitimate and comprehensively addresses Shell and Nigerian Statutory requirements for doing business.Ensure that electronic and hard copy documents are given the appropriate level of confidentiality and are handled in accordance with the Group Records Management Policy.Identify and implement ways to simplify and improve the vendor registration process.Develop staff such that they have the competence to perform their roles and feel motivated and empowered in their roles.Initiate Shell Group screening for Integrity Due Diligence as part of vendor registration and system set up

Key Challenges:

The role must balance the tension between ensuring that good governance and all proper controls are complied with; against operational matters where time is of the essence and where commercial value is lost from delay.Vendors to Shell vary in sophistication and understanding of the requirements necessary to register as an approver supplier, in many instances information is incomplete or invalid and requires repeated follow up.The vendor management process is audited from time to time by both Shell Internal Auditors and external audit parties. Accurate and well organised records keeping is essential in order to respond in a timely manner.This is a public facing role which requires good interpersonal and communications skills.

Requirements
Job Knowledge:

The role requires knowledge of the principles of ethical purchasing and should possess basic appreciation of the risks that arise from bribery and corruption, money laundering, trade controls, anti-competition and conflict of interest.A knowledge of the documentary evidence and information necessary for Company Incorporation within Nigeria.Managing confidential information, privacy laws and document storage and retention.

Skills and Experience:

Strong academic background with Minimum of 3 – 5 years in purchasing, records management or similar type role.Supervisory experience is a plusBasic negotiation skills.Familiarity with working with databases, MS Word, MS Excel – candidates with experience in SAP are highly desirable.High degree of organisational and administrative skill.Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills and courage to speak up.

Method of Application

Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

Finance SAP MI & BI Analyst/SpecialistFinance SAP MI & BI Analyst/Specialist

Contracting & Procurement Expediter

Finance SpecialistFinance Specialist

Finance Senior Analyst/Analyst

Contracting & Procurement Buyers Asset Focal

Contracting & Procurement Vendor Master Maintainer

Note

Interested applicants should not apply for more than one of the six advertised Finance and Contracting & Procurement Roles. Submitting more than one application will lead to automatic disqualification of all the applicant’s applications.Kindly note that all fields are mandatory in the online applications forms.

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