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1 Apr 2021

Full-Time General Manager

NOV Wellbore technologies – Posted by Gulf Entry Jobs Abu Dhabi

Job Description

About NOV Wellbore Technologies

As part of NOV’s Wellbore Technologies segment, the NOV Abu Dhabi power section facility provides oil, gas, and geothermal drilling products, services, and systems that enable our customers to perform with increased speed at reduced costs. We’ve built a culture fueled by innovation, collaboration and openness, and established ourselves as the global leader in improving the process of wellbore construction. We are deeply passionate about what we do, because we know that our work powers communities across the globe.

NOV Abu Dhabi manufactures downhole stators and rotors. We are launching innovative solutions in drilling power and efficiency that are setting the course for our future.

Position Summary

What you’ll be doing

As our General Manager, you will use your proven leadership ability, creativity, and problem-solving skills to drive KPI performance improvement in Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Innovation, and Employee Engagement. You will accomplish this by managing all aspects of value delivery, from demand creation through shipment. You and your team will collaborate with order fulfillment, product engineering, sales, operations, finance, and logistics/compliance to identify and understand problems, determine root causes, and drive implementation of solutions throughout the facility.

This position reports to the Sr. Vice President of Manufacturing for NOV Wellbore Technologies.

What you’ll be learning

You will apply your considerable analytical skills and understanding of process and product improvement methodologies to teach and support our effort to build highly-regarded well construction products. We will support your learning and professional development including continuous improvement training, certifications, and leadership education. Our industry is experiencing rapid adoption of increasingly stringent product requirements, and our quality systems and certifications are at the core of meeting this challenge. Leaders able to accomplish mastery over multiple functions are encouraged to devote their energies towards enhancing our continuous improvement competencies and support cross-functional CI projects.

Keys to Hiring

The best candidates are experts in manufacturing, quality systems, financial management, and facility operations. They can create and use multiple sources of information to identify problems, define solutions, and create and maintain clarity, focus, and discipline in our people and processes. Critical to this position is your excellent problem solving skills and your ability to teach and lead your team to successfully execute countermeasures, following the PDCA model. You continuously monitor the willingness and ability of team members to perform with excellence in their roles, and will provide continuing education via certification programs, on-the-job training, and coaching. You define performance goals and targets based on the needs of our customers. You are comfortable with addressing whatever problem you face next, and seek to understand the problem thoroughly before suggesting changes or taking action. Your skills are evident through past achievements in improving quality and maintaining a strong audit track record along with the implementation of new methods and systems with measurable results. You are comfortable with prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously, along with supporting and developing your direct reports.

Performance Objectives

Primary Objectives: The most important performance objectives for this position are to maintain and continuously improve measured performance in safety, cost of poor quality (scrap, rework, and warranty returns), Delivery (on-time, lead time), and Cost. Your performance/success will be visible in KPIs for these categories. You will identify gaps between current and planned/desired performance, follow the A3/Plan-Do-Check-Act thinking process to deeply understand current state, identify root causes, implement countermeasures or run experiments, and then check the results and act to implement solutions. You will hire, retain, and develop team members who demonstrate the willingness and ability to perform at a high level. Your team will gather data, turn it into usable information to focus our efforts, and then implement quantifiable improvements.

Secondary Objectives: You will collaborate with your team to understand problems with our people, products, materials, and processes. During the first 90 days, you will focus on gaining in-depth knowledge of our products, our ERP system (JD Edwards), our engineering document system (Teamcenter) as well as other key systems (RigDocs, PIMS, iTrax, Tracker). This knowledge will be crucial to your ability to identify and drive improvements, and to support your team effectively. You will then apply your own learning and experience to develop and challenge your team as they engage with the rest of our operations to solve the quality-related problems we face. You will also manage the overall facility regarding operating costs, space allocation, maintenance and repairs, and code and regulatory compliance.

Role Navigation within NOV Abu Dhabi: During the first 30 days, you will meet all key stakeholders within manufacturing, and spend time with Finance, Planners, Engineers, Supervisors, Quality, Buyers, Order Management, and Warehouse/Shipping/Receiving to learn about each group and how they interact.

Technical Competencies

First 30 days: 

Meet and get to know your team members and direct reports

 Obtain and learn basic reporting and information gathering in Teamcenter, Kronos, Hubble (database query application), APEX, Oracle Cloud, RigDocs, AIMS, Tracker, Work Center Dispatch, CribMaster and JDEdwards ERP

 Understand your KPIs and how the reports are generated for your team 

Be able to generate all KPI’s for your team

Next 90 days: 

Get to know your peers in Operations and Sales

 Gain deep understanding of the performance of your team

 Work with your team to develop A3s for KPIs not meeting goal

 Apply basic Lean approaches (value stream mapping, Kaizen, 5-why’s, time observations, spaghetti mapping, SMED)

At 120 Days And Beyond

 Begin making changes based on the learning derived from the first 6 months, working closely with your direct reports

 Monitor your KPI’s for evidence of positive change

 Receive feedback from team members as you execute the Plan, Do, Check, Act cycle

 Develop and support your direct reports, ensuring that they have worthwhile work, the autonomy to develop and achieve their goals, and recognition of excellent performance

Address Major Problems, Changes, And Improvements

You possess a good balance of hands-on technical competency, familiarity with manufacturing and quality systems, and good understanding of requirements for calibration, inspection criteria, etc., particularly with machining processes, engineering document control systems, and ERP systems, coupled with great interpersonal skills and the ability to learn and apply new knowledge in resolving problems. Some current problems to solve within our team include improvement of work instructions and procedures on new products, collaborative reduction of scrap and rework, gaining a deeper understanding of internal and external customer needs, development of team personnel, improvements to delivery and order management, and driving a problem-solving culture. You will begin by spending time on the production floor learning about the processes and how they are performed, noting inconsistencies or lack of standard work along the way. You will then identify opportunities for experimentation and improvement. In the future, you will continue solving a wide range of problems that tie back to our safety, quality, delivery, cost, and innovation goals. Along the way, you will develop a broad understanding of how we create value, as well as deep knowledge of specific people, processes, and products. Each learning cycle will build upon and complement your past experience. This will be evidenced by your successful selection and completion of high-impact projects delivering measurable improvements, along with a high-performing team of direct reports.

Thinking Skills And Decision Making

An effective General Manager can identify problems, think strategically/tactically/technically, solve problems and implement solutions. You will always seek to deeply understand why the current state exists. You seek to understand and fully identify root cause to define the problem correctly. You recognize there are many ways to solve problems, and you address well-defined and poorly-defined problems by selecting the appropriate problem solving schema. You will guide your team through the PDCA process on all problems. You demonstrate fact-based decision making, and expect the same from your team.

Personality And Interpersonal Skills

You demonstrate the willingness and ability to solve problems in an office setting as well as on the shop floor. You will hold your team accountable for meeting standards and goal expectations. You understand that people, processes, and products are deeply intertwined, and you understand the importance of all three. You exhibit a “won’t take no for an answer” attitude, and have the ability to regroup and attack the problem in a different manner if faced with a “no”. You can learn and apply structured conflict resolution methods to maintain positive progress when roadblocks develop. You believe that building an engaged, passionate, highly regarded quality team is a worthwhile pursuit. Deep respect and mutual understanding of others is core to your beliefs, demonstrated by your listening skills and curiosity. You are active, energetic, and can instill that energy in others. You successfully balance patience while understanding a problem or process while maintaining a sense of urgency. You enjoy learning, and believe continuous learning is an essential part of what fulfills you. You are accomplishment-oriented and gain satisfaction from learning by doing.

10+ years relevant experience; including 5+ years of supervising Manufacturing functions in an ISO 9001 environment
Knowledge of, and experience with, process manufacturing, elastomers, machining, procurement, materials, warehouse operations, and facility operation.
Demonstrated ability to hire, retain, and develop team members who demonstrate the willingness and ability to perform at a high level. Knowledge of ISO quality systems design, auditing, and maintenance
ASQ/SME/APICS Certifications and familiarity with manufacturing functional certifications (welding, electronics, hydraulics and pressure systems, supply chain) is desired
Familiarity with API and OSHA standards is desired
Proven experience using continuous improvement methods, tools, and thinking processes
A mindset and demonstrated experience implementing operational excellence that goes beyond the level of ISO/QSR compliance
Demonstrated experience and ability to take a strong stance for customer needs while assuring productive shared problem solving with peers
Ability and demonstrated success working cross-functionally
Detail oriented, well organized, and able to deploy goals to individual contributors.
Willingness and ability to periodically travel domestically and internationally (10%)
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills
Strong leadership and employee development skills
Credentialed or demonstrated experience in problem solving

Job: Manufacturing

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

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Job Categories: Management. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: gas, general manager, gm, oil, oil and gas, and well.

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