Strategic Planning Manager

Date: Jun 18, 2024

Location: Aberdeen, GB, AB15 8PU

Company: Apache Corporation

Specific Responsibilities

The Strategic Planning Manager for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s International Planning team at the company’s Caledonia House office reporting to the Business Performance Director.

The Strategic Planning Manager provides leadership for the following activities:

•    Short and long-term plans, including monthly Outlooks, 3-year plans, and life of field models
•    Economic evaluations: near-term activity decisions to long-term Net Asset Value decisions
•    Decommissioning planning, including synthesizing detailed decommissioning plans into existing life of field models

This role will be primarily responsible for the following:


Approvals - Business Planning and Economics

•    Approve all economic evaluations
•    Recommend business strategy and activity plans that align with corporate and UK strategic objectives
•    Determine performance evaluation for strategic planning team with inputs from relevant stakeholders

Key Accountabilities 

•    Accuracy and rigor of asset plan
•    Accuracy of economic evaluation
•    Compliance with standards and guidelines in the Planning function

Key Responsibilities

Financial Leadership
•    Lead preparation of North Sea asset plan and outlook
•    Review asset P&Ls and range of Net Asset Values
•    Promote technical and operational innovation to drive continuous improvement and cost leadership
•    Support preparation of corporate plan and outlook/ long range plan
•    Provide assurance and approval of economic evaluations
•    Lead creation of budgets and performance information to support partner and regulatory engagements


Decommissioning Planning Leadership
•    Lead formulation of a decommissioning plan
•    Lead the development of a detailed decommissioning model that incorporates a clear sequence of decommissioning activities
•    In collaboration with International Tax, formulate a detailed decommissioning tax model


Functional Standard Leadership
•    Planning, budgeting, and economic evaluation best practices, tools, standards and processes
•    Manage and update Corporate planning economic assumptions

People Leadership
•    Recommend Planning personnel for asset team assignment
•    Develop skillset of UK Planning personnel

Qualifications & Experience

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

•    Knowledge of upstream business, particularly experience working for oil and gas exploration and production businesses
•    Extensive years of experience working for and/or or with large energy companies that have worldwide assets and operations
•    Extensive knowledge of financial and accounting principles, particularly as it pertains to financial modelling
•    Outstanding communication, interpersonal, management, administrative, organizational, and leadership skills
•    Experience implementing sound decisions when faced with multi-faceted problems; 
•    Demonstrated ability to communicate vision and set goals;
•    Ability to manage a multi-disciplinary, multi-faceted team
•    An undergraduate degree from a competitive four-year college or university, with strong academic credentials;


The successful candidate will lead by example through successfully demonstrating the following:

  • Core Competencies
    • Communication: Writes, speaks, and presents information effectively and persuasively across communication setting;
    • Results: Pursues work with energy, drive, and results orientation to positively impact Apache’s business success;
    • Collaboration: Works in partnership with others and encourages different perspectives, while building and maintaining trust; and
    • Culture: Willingness and ability to align one’s behavior with the needs, priorities, and goals of Apache.
  • Leadership Competencies
    • Servant Leadership: Inspires and enables performance excellence through feedback, empathy, development and empowerment;
    • Strategic Mindset: Applies business acumen to see the big picture, understand business issues, and exhibit financial stewardship;
    • Change Leadership: Inspires change by challenging the status quo, generating support, and executing improvement projects to achieve business outcomes; and
    • Leading Effective Teams: Enables performance excellence through effective structure, delegation, and motivation.

Company Overview

Our primary product is energy, and where there is affordable, abundant energy, people are given greater opportunities to elevate their families to higher standards of living. We are committed to providing oil and natural gas in more innovative and sustainable ways to help meet the world's energy needs.

Apache Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of APA Corporation (NASDAQ: APA). Apache and other affiliated subsidiaries have operations in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom's North Sea and exploration opportunities offshore Suriname and elsewhere.

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