Lead Planning and Performance Management Analyst

Posted 23 October 2023
Salary £100k-£250k plus excellent relocation package and benefits
LocationDubai City
Job type Permanent
Discipline Public Sector / Education Energy and Utilities
ReferenceFinancial Planning and Performance Management Analyst
Contact NameRichard Stewart

Job description

​Our client occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. They have the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. With their significant investment in technology and infrastructure, they strive to maximize the value of the energy they produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance their value to society. Headquartered in the Middle Eat and with offices around the world, they combine market discipline with a responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that they supply. They are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


They are seeking a seasoned Financial Planning & Performance Management Analyst to joint their Strategy and Corporate Development Planning and Performance Management Department (S&CD P&PMD). S&CD P&PMD is primarily responsible for the coordination, consolidation and preparation of Business Plan and Midyear/Year-end Accountability reporting and presentations for organizations and admin Areas within the service line. The Department includes personnel serving as liaisons with the various business segments and units, coordinating planning activities, performing variance analysis and resolving issues. 

Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Plan, execute and lead planning and performance management (P&PM) analytical activities under the broad guidance of higher-level P&PM staff and supervisors of the hiring organization, particularly in resolving complex, cross-functional, non-routine and/or design issues.

  • Generate analytical findings and recommendations across the scope of objectives and deliverables of the organization, either independently or in collaboration with others.

  • Proactively identify and provide solutions for problems and issues that arise in his/her assigned areas.

  • Develop and maintain close partnerships with business/operational counterparts of the P&PM organization in his/her assigned areas, and represent his/her organization in cross-functional, cross-organizational teams involved in P&PM-related tasks.

  • Participate in planning initiatives of his/her organization, may be assigned to lead and supervise work streams and be significantly involved in mentoring others on P&PM practice.

You will also be required to perform the following within tight deadlines:

  • Provide analytical findings and recommendations relating to regular P&PM tasks, such as business plan preparation, performance tracking measurement, and performance analysis and accountability reporting. Conduct special P&PM-related studies, such as the development of performance initiatives and business cases, benchmarking, risk management, design and redesign of measurements, processes and workflows, and information system-related changes.

  • Provide supervision, coordination and/or facilitation in the execution of regular and special tasks by other P&PM personnel, as well as mentorship on P&PM analytical practice.

  • Perform other related staff and analytical duties, as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • As the successful candidate, you will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or a related discipline. 

  • Possession of an advanced business degree (e.g., MBA) and/or relevant professional certification (e.g., CMA, CFA, CPA) is preferred.

  • You should have extensive experience of related areas, including a demonstrated capability and track record, in the practice of planning and performance management, and in the use of business intelligence tools.

  • Possess solid knowledge and understanding of management accounting, finance and Excel.

  • Previous experience in Oil & Gas is preferred but not required.

  • Have an excellent command of oral and written English.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in, international/public policy, economics, environmental law, or energy related sciences and graduate degree in related field is required.

  • Extensive experience in applied policy analysis, with experience dealing with energy policies, regulations and corporate strategies.

  • Proven ability to evaluate complex policy issues in a rigorous analytical fashion.

  • Thorough understanding of current global energy policies. Experience in analysing policy and regulation in both developed and developing countries is a plus.

  • Ability to work with and utilize scenario-based and modelling tools to produce various deliverables.

  • Proven ability to interface and effectively communicate with management at all levels within the organization and with relevant external stakeholders.

  • Proficient English written and oral communication skills. Able to communicate complex technical and legal concepts in a clear, impactful and succinct manner to individuals and groups from diverse professional backgrounds.

Working environment

Their high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly. At our client the people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, they are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, they invest heavily in talent development.