Head of Automation and Digital Transformation

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Employment: Full Time

As the Head of Automation and Digital Transformation, you will drive end-to-end digital transformation and automation initiatives across the client's upstream and downstream operations. The ideal candidate will have a strong attention to detail and a proven track record in deploying information and operational technology in large organisations

Client Details

An acquisitive infrastructure holding company based in Abu Dhabi


* Lead the creation and implementation of a visionary "Operations of the Future" program, aiming to position the client as a pioneering leader in digital transformation within the industry
* Develop and execute strategies for leveraging the latest industry technologies, including IoT devices, AI/ML, VR/AR, automated machinery and cloud capabilities.
* Build partnerships and commercial relationships with OEMs and technology vendors to support the implementation of digital transformation initiatives
* Oversee budget planning, monitoring and execution to optimise resource allocation and achieving organisational objectives
* Design and build the client's remote operations and control centre

Job Offer

* Attractive tax-free salary
* Opportunity to work with an ambitious and growing entity in the UAE


* A Bachelors degree in Computer Science, IT, Software Engineering or other relevant fields. Masters highly preferred
* Minimum of 15 years experience in end-to-end digital transformation and automation across the energy and natural resources value chain
* Proven track record of successfully deploying information and operational technology in large organisations
* Strong leadership skills with the ability to manage culturally diverse teams in complex project environments
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail
* Fluency in English; knowledge of additional languages is a plus
* Willingness to travel internationally as required


Michael Page is one of the world's leading professional recruitment consultancies, specializing in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. In the Middle East we focus on the areas of:

Finance & Accounting Banking & Financial Services Procurement Property & Construction Engineering & Supply Chain Oil & Gas Technical and Engineering Human Resources Sales Marketing Technology Secretarial Executive Search Legal

The Group operates through 161 offices in 33 countries and employs over 5,000 employees worldwide.

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