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Strategic Planning Analyst

Date: Jan 13, 2022

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 Strategic Planning Analyst role for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s Strategic Planning team at the company’s Houston, TX office reporting to the Director, Strategic Planning. 

This role will be primarily responsible for the following:

  • Benchmark quarterly performance versus Peers, supporting customers in Investor Relations, Planning and Corporate Development;
  • Implement and maintain tools to track and assess APA’s relative standing within E&P peer group;
  • Support the corporate portfolio process and maintain financial models;
  • Frame possible A&D options to high-grade portfolio;
  • Assist with ad hoc requests from executive and financial personnel, in order to support strategic decisionmaking;
  • Enable process improvement opportunities and projects by understanding the end-to-end processes and bringing your insights and ideas forward; and
  • Working with confidential and market-sensitive data is an important feature of this role.

Preferred Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:


Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of upstream business, including experience consulting for and/or working with oil and gas exploration and production businesses;
  • At least 3 years of experience working for and/or or with large energy companies that have worldwide assets and operations;
  • A basic understanding of financial modeling with the desire to develop their skills;
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and to learn quickly;
  • Effective communicator and able to build relationships with stakeholders at multiple levels of management; and
  • Self-starter with a track record of performance and proven ability to deliver quality results under significant time pressure and to tight deadline.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional certifications (CFA, CPA, MBA, etc);
  • Demonstrated experience and background in FP&A or Banking;
  • Knowledge of corporate NAV models;
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint Applications; and
  • Experience with Factset and Bloomberg.

Work Schedule

Office located in the Galleria area of Houston. Hybrid schedule with half-day Fridays and remote work is available on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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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