Overview

Description: 


Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world’s largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.

Overview

The Strategy and Market Analysis organization is seeking a Digital Strategist to support the development of the Company’s Long-Term Digital Transformation strategy and business. The candidate will act in the capacity of a “Corporate Advisor” for Digital and IT business-related topics, and provide insights to the Corporate Strategy Department, the Strategy and Market Analysis organization, Executive and Corporate Management, and the CEO. 
 

Key Responsibilities

Advises Corporate Management on the development of the Company’s strategic goals and plans for its Digital and IT business. 
Contributes to the Company’s corporate strategy development and update process, especially as it pertains to articulating and crafting its Digital strategy, including coordination with other business strategists and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) within the organization and the various business and support lines.
Plays a pivotal role in shaping the company’s approach to digital transformation, exploring opportunities for growth, assessing market trends, and offering strategic recommendations. The responsibilities will involve conducting thorough research, analyzing data, evaluating potential partnerships or acquisitions, and collaborating with cross-functional teams to drive the implementation of digital initiatives.
Reviews the Company’s business and investment plans in the Digital and IT space, as well as strategic fit assessment of key investments, to ensure alignment with the Company’s strategic plan. 
Generates and proposes to corporate and executive management strategic options backed up with the appropriate analysis. Also, facilitates periodic strategy execution reviews to measure progress of the Digital strategy, and identify early warning signs and possible areas of adjustment.
Independently initiates and prepares research on wide-ranging topics that look into long-term scenarios and strategic considerations that could impact the Company’s strategy and competitive advantage in its Digital and IT business. Also, prepares research and special studies as required for the Strategy & Market Analysis organization and various Corporate Committees.
Cultivates key matrix relationships across the organization, and be able to persuade counterparts at different levels and advance corporate strategic thinking to ensure the organization is proactive in developing or adjusting its strategy.
Builds and maintains strong relationships with industry experts, consultancies, and best-in-class companies, keeping abreast of key developments in the Digital and IT space and other arenas that could impact the company’s strategy. 
Provides coaching and mentorship to junior staff.
 

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering or a related engineering discipline, Computer Science, IT or MIS; an advanced degree and/or MBA are preferred.
Must have 12+ years of experience in developing and advising on Digital Transformation projects with a major integrated energy company, an IT company, or a top-tier consulting firm, with at least 5 years in a strategy or corporate planning function. 
Must be a digital savvy with a deep understanding of advanced digital technologies and trends, specifically: AI, ML, Robotics, Cloud Computing, Advanced Connectivity, and Cybersecurity, including market and investment trends, policy and regulatory environment, commercialization, and market entry strategies.
Strong exposure across different technology verticals, particularly: IR 4.0, Digital Supply Chain, FinTech, Smart Cities, IoT, Sustainability, and Metaverse.
Strong understanding of the Digital and IT business operating models, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Governance Models and Agile methodologies.
Have a good grasp of the Oil and Gas industry and the latest global trends impacting it including but not limited to: renewables, decarbonization, Hydrogen and low carbon initiatives.
Must have strong quantitative skills to develop financial or operational models and conduct data analysis.
Must have a proven ability to effectively challenge conventional thinking, and influence others to do the same. 
Must have a proven ability to quickly build and maintain positive and effective networks with internal and external stakeholders of all organizational levels.
Must have a proven ability to develop a positive, effective and collaborative rapport with senior management, co-workers, and stakeholders using tact and diplomacy. 
Must have demonstrative ability to effectively coach and mentor multi-national junior staff. 
Must have excellent English written and oral communication skills. 
Fully proficient with Microsoft Office tools or equivalent, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint. 

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.

 


Job Req ID: 

13062

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.