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Network Development & Retail Engineering Manager

Job Purpose

  • To implement / deliver the retail network plan with specific regard to all aspects of network development, site optimisation and property management.
  • To manage a network portfolio so as to maximise its profitability and returns.
  • To manage site based construction and engineering activities in order to deliver the Retail construction, integrity and maintenance programs & related activities.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Custodian of the retail network master plan, to be reviewed annually.
  • Ensure retail network investments are aligned with the approved network strategy.
  • To perform investment appraisals of growth/value added projects and to prepare business cases for capital expenditure requests, including Maintenance capex budget.
  • Negotiation of property purchase, lease agreements, supply agreements and financing (loans, prepaid rentals/rebates)
  • Act as Project Manager for all site optimization projects.
  • Timely negotiation and renewal of main lease agreements/ supply agreements for existing company-leased and dealer-owned service stations
  • Identification and sale of unprofitable assets on the retail network.
  • Preparation and follow up of approvals of investment/divestment proposals for the above projects.
  • Prepare, maintain and update property database of the whole network with key emphasis on critical dates (renewals, expiry,..)
  • Responsible for all property administration in the retail network portfolio – timely payment of rents, rates and taxes.
  • Responsible for ensuring that network information systems reflect the correct data.
  • Track and report network KPI’s on a monthly basis.
  • Perform Contractor Qualification / Accreditation per Global Shell Procedures
  • To act as Property Manager for the retail network in view of optimising the value of the asset base and ensure that it enhances business performance.
  • To liaise with relevant authorities for securing all permits and clearances for all growth/value added projects required as per the local legal framework.
  • To manage Vivo’s maintenance activities and programs via the appointed FMC in the Retail
  • To manage site-based construction engineering activities to deliver the Retail construction program
  • Call for tenders for projects
  • Local contractor management & works quality control
  • Managing the relationship/partnership with consultants
  • Ensure agreed HSSE standards are implemented
  • Manage project budgets and approve invoices
  • Procurement of approvals necessary for construction activities

Job Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Graduate in the field of Management, Engineering, and Sales or related.
  • Minimum 7 years’ of work experience and preferably in a Retail environment.
  • Extensive experience in the construction engineering/ construction project management field (preferably but not necessarily in the oil industry).
  • Comprehensive knowledge of service stations design & HSSE specifications & standards.
  • Knowledge of Retail sites construction, procurement & tendering processes.
  • Project management experience.
  • Rough understanding of the retail business
  • Results oriented and Ability to deliver through others and lead team synergies.

How to Apply

Interested Applicants should apply by sending; CV, motivation letter and scanned supporting documents, all in one document to the email:

Only emails received on the stated email & website within the allocated timeframe will be considered.

Application deadline
18 Jun 15:00
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