Overview

Req Number: 18897BR

Position Description:
Saudi Aramco, long known for its leadership in oil exploration, production, and refining, is seeking experienced professionals to join our Downstream Global Base Oil Business. We have an immediate requirement to recruit a lubricant base oil technical expert. Saudi Aramco’s position as a world-leading energy producer offers unique opportunities for growth and integration in downstream.

The candidate will be responsible for managing internal and external communications through strong partnerships with management, affiliate network, key stakeholders, corporate communications, and department divisions and organizations. This integrated approach will allow for shared stakeholder input and buy-in, as well as improved alignment within corporate standards, ultimately resulting in stronger, more impactful, messaging, deliverables, and positive business outcomes.

Develop and support strategic communication planning, projects, services, and deliverables; advise and consult with BO&FL divisions, affiliate network, supporting organizations, and corporate organizations as required, for the following: base oils, finished lubricants, and retail/TBD. Provide integrated marketing support to strategic initiatives, core messaging and key projects. Set, review, publish, and deploy communications procedures, guidelines, and GIs as required; develop, deploy and monitor public relations efforts, social media coverage, and international media opportunities that support and market BO&FL objectives. Align and work with Corporate and Alliance key stakeholders, to develop best practices that build capability within BO&FL.

Minimum Requirements:
University degree, preferably in journalism, English or public relations.

Excellent command of oral and written English; Arabic is highly desirable. Good command of both written and spoken English, particularly as related to the requirements of journalism and marketing/advertising; good command of terminology used in fields such as petroleum technology and engineering, and geology. Ability to write clear, concise reports and manuscripts for publications and other communications.

A thorough knowledge of English composition and a broad knowledge of oil company operations, policies, and challenges, including composing comprehensive letters and reports and presenting information about them effectively to the public. Thorough knowledge of the customs and traditions of Saudi Arabia and the Arab World.

Ability to type and use a word processor highly desirable. Thorough knowledge of company policy and operations. Clear perception of how to handle confidential matters. Adequate background in cultures, traditions and beliefs of the individuals with whom he will be dealing. Must be highly attuned to Company, governmental and cultural sensitivities, and expected to impart authoritative information about the company. Must be highly sensitive to the information policies of the Government and the Company, display a high degree of tact at all times, and be personable and have a mature outlook.

Good knowledge of Government and Company organizational structures.

Ability to present the corporate image effectively, and thorough knowledge and interest in industry public relations, marketing, advertising, social media, and industry trends world-wide.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Agency contract to support branding and marketing efforts for BO&FL
• Centralized department communications procedures, guidelines, and GIs. Build communications guidance and compliance: develop, produce, publish policy and procedures, and corporate guidelines
• Build Affiliate communications capability and BO&FL oversight authority; less dependence on a few comms SMEs; more shared comms resources and talent internally and within the Affiliate network
• Increase stakeholder collaboration, direction, support on department events, meetings, showcases, etc., by embedding SME for project support
• Develop a Core Messaging Plan to support clear and consistent messaging to the business
• Coordinate with internal organizations to develop more robust online content and social media messaging
• Support agency contracts for branding and marketing efforts
• Strategy session with base oil leads to identify communications needs for the creation and development of the Communications Plan
• Set Core Messaging Workshop dates with divisions and core groups
• Provide ad-hoc, high-level, communications support (new JVs, Dakar, F1)
• Align Base Oils Affiliate network with corporate directives
• Management of branding and marketing agencies
• Support marketing, communications and public relations functions
• Agency contract to support branding and marketing efforts for BO&FL
• Collaboration, support, input required from key areas within the company (i.e., Corporate Affairs)
• Development of organizational matrix and reporting procedures
• Authority and accountability to advise, consult, and direct communications and marketing objectives for BO&FL business
• Compliance with corporate policy and procedures, GIs, BO&FL directives
• Increased communications capability within internal and Affiliate organizations
• Improved core stakeholder communications
• More impactful awareness initiatives, campaigns, deliverables
• Consistent online content and social media messaging
• Impact and measurable success factors: dig deeper, work smarter

About us:
Saudi Arabia’s vast hydrocarbon resources will see Saudi Aramco become the world’s leading integrated energy and chemical company by 2020. Our Chemicals business is a critical, high-profile new enterprise for us and requires committed people with insight, experience and technical expertise.

We can offer professionals from diverse backgrounds and specialties a solid, secure future – not to mention extensive international exposure and the opportunity to see your ideas become reality. Work at the forefront of the industry and see how your career evolves with invested time and effort. It’s a chance to make a huge impact both on the local economy and on a global scale.

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About Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco is the world’s largest integrated oil and gas company; its upstream operations are based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and it also operates a global downstream business. Headquartered in the city of Dhahran, the company operates in eight locations within the Kingdom and 20 locations overseas, and employs around 76,000 people.