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Director, Global Digital Enablement

Date: Sep 11, 2021

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Apache Corporation

Company Overview

Apache Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the world's premier independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. With operations in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom (North Sea), the company has a presence in domestic and international basins.  Apache is proud of its portfolio that includes exploration in conventional, unconventional, onshore and offshore operating areas.


At Apache, there is a world of opportunity. With a history of using sound financial practices and an abundant inventory of near-term and future development projects, the company is admired across the industry for its ability to navigate in a rapidly changing world. Apache succeeds in recognizing opportunity and acting quickly. The growth of the company comes from the coordinated efforts of its diverse and accomplished workforce.


  • Our VISION is to be the premier exploration and production company, contributing to global progress by helping meet the world's energy needs.
  • Our MISSION is to grow in an innovative, safe, environmentally responsible and profitable manner for the long-term benefit of our stakeholders.
  • Our STRATEGY is to take a differentiated approach to the exploration and production of cost-advantaged hydrocarbons through innovation, technology, optimization, continuous improvement and relentless focus on costs to deliver top-tier, long-term returns.


Apache is proud to have been named a Top Workplace in Houston and is one of the world’s most admired companies by Fortune. Our global team is brought together by a shared sense of ownership, team of teams approach and the knowledge that best answers win.

Apache believes in a culture that encourages everyone to bring their unique perspective and background to work every day and to know that their voice is valued and respected.

Apache provides a challenging and rewarding work environment, supported by a premier total compensation package that includes competitive base salaries and benefits along with performance-driven incentives.

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Position Description & Duties


The Director of Global Digital Strategy for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s corporate Administration leadership team, reporting to the Senior Vice President, Administration. This key role will be primarily responsible for the following:

  • Consult with and coordinate through line-of-business leadership to identify business outcomes and strategic imperatives, to which digital capability can contribute and / or differentiate Apache;
  • Establish global framework for digital capabilities across core upstream functional areas, and the executable roadmap(s) for achieving those objectives;
  • Work on behalf of cross-functional teams, including information technology, technical disciplines (Exploration, Development, Operations), and other stakeholders;
  • Manage portfolio of projects and service offerings in support of line-of-business improvements via enhanced use of digital technology;
  • Generate benefit analyses and lookback processes to project pre-investment value, fully-burdened cost of ownership, and incremental returns of digital initiatives;
  • Act on behalf of Apache and affiliates to monitor the digital service provider ecosystem, including field technology, information technology and consulting service providers;
  • Work directly with business partners to define, validate, scope, and track solution development efforts;
  • Vet and evaluate third-party technology vendors and partners in accordance with business priorities and opportunities; and 
  • Coordinate with Information Technology to align technology impacts with enterprise architecture, standards, and practices.

Preferred & Minimum Requirements


The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Knowledge of digital technology use cases, and experience consulting for and/or working with oil and gas exploration and production businesses;
  • At least 15 years of experience working for and/or with large energy companies with global operations; 
  • Demonstrated experience in migrating “traditional” (i.e., paper-based, human-based, and field-to-headquarters) business processes into secure, performant digital equivalents.
  • Proven expertise in validating digital business objectives and delivering tangible results via cost savings, revenue generation, safety assurance, and risk mitigation strategies;
  • Familiarity and demonstrated expertise in technology adoption and implementation life cycle activities;
  • Demonstrated success in defining management of change strategies as part of shift to digital execution;
  • Proficient in direct customer interaction, including prospect identification, requirements gathering, delivery communications cadence, testing, and change management;
  • High degree of market awareness related to technology service providers and advancements;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate vision, set team goals, strengthen an organization, engage employees, build teams, and develop talent;
  • Experience leading and managing high-performing, diverse development teams; 
  • Consulting delivery experience as a technical architect, delivery lead and/or product portfolio manager;
  • A Bachelor of Science/Engineering degree in Petroleum Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related discipline; and
  • An MBA or comparable post-graduate degree is highly desired.

Behavioral Competencies and Personal Characteristics


The successful candidate will exhibit the following behavioral competencies and personal characteristics:

  • Ability to evaluate and prioritize objectives and requests from multiple, disparate stakeholders;
  • A vision of the future state of the business;
  • A natural desire to work and lead with a sense of urgency;
  • A solid grasp of economic, industry and competitive landscapes;
  • An ability to establish a positive working environment for high performance teams to flourish;
  • The capability to lead change and generate process improvements for greater effectiveness and efficiency;
  • Strength of character, including honesty, integrity, ethics, professionalism, trust, and loyalty;
  • A hands-on leader who can also see the big picture;
  • A leader who leads by example, with the energy and ability to work collaboratively across the organization;
  • The agility and flexibility to work in a fast-paced company culture;
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills; and
  • A high-impact presence—capable of quickly establishing credibility, influencing constituencies and persuading professionals at all levels.

Core Values & Leadership Attributes


The successful candidate will lead by example through the embodiment of, and by embracing, Apache's Core Values and Leadership Attributes:


  • Core Values:
    • Expect top performance & innovation;
    • Seek relentless improvements in all facets;
    • Invest in our greatest asset, our people;
    • Foster a contrarian spirit;
    • Drive to succeed with a sense of urgency;
    • Safety is not negotiable & will not be compromised;
    • Conduct our business with honesty & integrity;
    • Treat our stakeholders with respect & dignity; and
    • We derive benefit from the earth & take our environmental responsibility seriously.


  • Leadership Attributes:
    • Responsible irreverence;
    • Focus on team accomplishments over personal gain;
    • Decisive, invested, committed;
    • Safety is not negotiable & will not be comprised;
    • Fire in the belly;
    • Lead by example, be an ambassador for Apache’s values;
    • Sees the big picture, translates into action;
    • Sound judgement and emotional maturity;
    • Best answers win;
    • Working managers; and
    • Effective communicators.

Apache Statement on Hiring

To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to base all employment-related decisions and actions exclusively on employment-related criteria. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to provide broad dissemination of job opportunities, as consistent with the nature of the positions. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to review its employment-related policies and actions on a regular basis to ensure that their application is consistent with their intent.


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