Global Continuous Improvement Manager

Petrofac International

Sharjah, UAE

Ref: HP021-44

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the energy industry, with a diverse client portfolio including many of the world's leading energy companies.

We design, build, manage and maintain infrastructure for our clients. We recruit, reward, and develop our people based on merit regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status or disability. We value our people and treat everyone who works for or with Petrofac fairly and without discrimination.

The world is re-thinking its energy supply and energy security needs, planning for a phased transition to alternative energy sources. We are here to help our clients meet these evolving energy needs.

This is an exciting time to join us on this journey.

We support flexible working requests and have adopted a hybrid approach for most of our office-based roles. We ask employees to be present in the office at least three days per week.

Are you ready to bring the right energy to Petrofac and help us deliver a better future for everyone?

JOB TITLE: Global Continuous Improvement Manager


A skilled professional with a strong track record of leading organisational excellence and continuous improvement programmes and initiatives. The Global Continuous Improvement Lead will oversee and facilitate operational improvement initiatives across various functions, harnessing cross-functional teams for enhancing processes, systems, behaviours, and organisational effectiveness. This role requires collaborative work across the organisation, engaging with multiple departments and business units. This role focuses on the hands-on creation, deployment, and execution of tangible improvement initiatives.

- Champion and apply Six Sigma and Lean process methodologies to drive organisational excellence. Provide guidance and training to team members in these methodologies.
- Manage CI project teams, develop business cases, and oversee project execution, ensuring sustainability of improvements.
- Lead and facilitate best in class Quality Incident investigation and root-cause-analysis.
- Collaborate with business units to implement operational improvements and process enhancements, contributing to organisational effectiveness.
- Conduct data analytics, establish metrics, and present findings and recommendations to executive leadership.
- Facilitate the definition of operational strategies and ensure alignment with organisational goals.
- Lead the establishment of the Lean Forum in Petrofac to drive systematic problem-solving.
- Partner with Project/Contract Directors and Management team to improve decision-making through CI initiatives.
- Identify improvement opportunities from various sources and turn them into actionable plans.
- Coach and mentor teams to integrate continuous improvement into their operations.
- Lead and participate in Kaizen events, promoting continuous improvement principles.
- Develop and implement standardized work procedures and processes across the organisation.
- Implement visual management techniques to enhance process understanding and adherence.
- Promote the adoption of digital solutions as part of the change management process.
- Develop and maintain continuous improvement policies and guidelines.
- Champion fostering a culture of continuous improvement, including training and development initiatives.



- Bachelor's degree in engineering or management; master's degree preferred.
- Certifications Black Belt Lean Six Sigma.
- Certifications in Project Management.
- Project management experience.
- Demonstrable leadership experience and confidence in leading organisational cultural change.
- Strong statistical and data analytics capabilities to interpret patterns into improvement opportunities.
- Ability to lead through change and inspire agility/flexibility among team.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- A proven record of delivering value from CI initiatives.
- Able to build collaborative relationships.
- Strong digital acumen.
- Ability to effectively communicate current processes and future solution recommendations.
- Ability to travel and make site visits (up to 10% annually).
- Ideally has experience of the Management Systems that comply with ISO9001.
- 5+ years' experience in Continuous Improvement.
- 3+ years of experience in the Energy sector.
- Excellent coaching capabilities.

About the Company

Petrofac is an international provider of facilities solutions to the oil & gas production and processing industries.

Petrofac delivers services through seven business units: Engineering & Construction, Engineering & Construction Ventures, Engineering Services, Offshore Engineering & Operations, Training, Production Solutions and Energy Developments.

Through these businesses, Petrofac designs and builds oil & gas facilities; operates, maintains and manages facilities and trains personnel; enhances production; and, where it can leverage its service capability, develops and co-invests in upstream and infrastructure projects.

Petrofac’s range of services meets its customers’ needs across the full life cycle of oil & gas assets.

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