19 Oct 2016

Zormelo & Associates Jobs : Chief Crude Oil, Marketing Officer

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General Overview

Our client, the national gas aggregator in Ghana with the aim of supplying sufficient fuel to meet Ghana’s increasing energy needs seeks to fill the position of Chief Crude Oil, Products & Gas Marketing Officer

Job Location


Job Purpose

The selected individual will Supervise and conduct market research to support, trading activities; develop the company’s Crude Oil, Products & Gas branding and marketing activities;and supervise internal trading desk development.

Supervise and conduct market research to support pricing, trading and branding activities

  • Maintain good relationships with customers and conduct survey on competitors/ market trends to identify opportunities
  • Manage energy market database focusing on crude oil, gas, electricity and alternate fuels
  • Conduct complex market analysis to provide insights on demand and supply, cost curves, competitor margins and regulatory framework
  • Identify marketing inputs to be collected for determining the company’s crude oil & gas prices (e.g. average weighted price according to technical specification of Crude)
  • Conduct complex ad hoc market research requested by the company’s Entities, CEO or Board of Directors

Develop the company’s Crude Oil, Products & Gas branding & marketing activities

  • Define marketing plan to promote the company and Ghana Crude Oil, Products & Gas in conjunction with Corporate Affairs Senior Officer
  • Perform complex Cost Benefit Analysis in the view to optimize the benefits derived from Petroleum Resources (eg. spot vs long term contract, terms of contracts on currencies)
  • Price the company’s Crude Oil, Products & Gas to quality check proposed prices from Trading Houses working on behalf of the company and ensure fair market value is achieved in line with technical specifications and current market prices
  • Assist person in charge of Marketing area in commercial negotiation on crude Oil, Products & Gas (including negotiations with Trading Houses)
  • Liaise with Lifting Entities to ensure that agreements are operationally viable
  • Follow-up on commercial agreements implementation

Supervise Internal Trading desk development

  • Develop the company’s Crude Oil, Products & Gas Trading capabilities and processes (eg. draft hedging guidelines & procedures)
  • Implement understudy of management-approved IOCs/ Trading houses involved in oil & gas trading activities to acquire knowledge of O&G trading best practices
  • Supervise trading activities to ensure risk exposure and market positions are within management approved boundaries and in line with the company’s policies
  • Monitor compliance of trading activities with national & international regulation

Provide inputs for Budget preparation and ensure cost monitoring of assigned budget lines

  • Provide inputs for Crude Oil, Products & Gas Marketing Budget to person in charge of entity
  • Track performance of Crude Oil, Products & Gas Marketing budget lines and monitor cost (provide detailed explanations for cost gaps and variances)

Supervise Crude Oil, Products & Gas Marketing Officers and ensure quality and timely delivery of their assignments

Act as mentor of junior officer and recommend training needs to Manager


  • Bachelors’ Degree in Finance, Business Administration or Engineering or equivalent required
  • Masters’ Degree in Finance, Business Administration or Engineering or equivalent preferred
  • 10-12 years working experience at a Commercial position in the Oil & Gas industry
  • Knowledge of Trading and Financial Engineering is an advantage
  • Strong data management & quantitative skills
  • Cost control skills
  • Analytical & synthetic thinking
  • Results oriented mindset
  • Team Leadership skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills

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