Job Title

Director, Refining Strategy



Reports To

Vice President, Strategy

Primary Job Location

Geneva or London. Expect 20-30% travel.

Job Overview

The Director, Refining Strategy holds a pivotal role in our refining company, tasked with spearheading the implementation of a standardized operating platform to drive systematic improvements across Entara’s refining sites. This multifaceted role involves creating and implementing a corporate standard approach, conducting workforce training on competitiveness metrics, establishing ambitious multi-year targets for site competitiveness, and diligently overseeing the asset improvement program.

Responsibilities and Duties

  1. Developing Corporate Standard Approach:
    • Craft and implement a comprehensive corporate standard approach for refining assets, ensuring alignment with industry best practices and regulatory requirements.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate the standard approach seamlessly into existing operations.
  2. Workforce Training on Competitiveness Metrics:
    • Design and execute training programs for site personnel, fostering a deep understanding of competitiveness metrics and their role in enhancing overall asset performance.
    • Establish ongoing learning initiatives to keep the workforce abreast of evolving industry trends and technologies.
  3. Setting Site Competitiveness Multi-Year Targets:
    • Define, communicate, and monitor ambitious multi-year targets for site competitiveness in collaboration with site leadership teams.
    • Utilize data-driven insights and benchmarking against industry standards to set realistic yet challenging performance goals.
  4. Stewarding the Asset Improvement Program:
    • Oversee the implementation of the asset improvement program, ensuring alignment with corporate objectives and strategic goals.
    • Regularly evaluate refining gaps against competitive peer benchmarks in manufacturing performance, operational availability, Health Safety Environmental (HSE), fixed manufacturing costs, and other critical business areas.
    • Provide strategic guidance to address identified gaps and continuously optimize asset performance.
  5. Performance Analysis and Reporting:
    • Implement robust performance analysis methodologies to track and report on key performance indicators.
    • Regularly communicate progress, challenges, and opportunities to senior management, fostering transparency and accountability.

Qualifications & Attributes

  • BS Chemical, Mechanical Engineering or Related Sciences
  • Refining Experience (10 + years); prior background working in refining
  • Writes clearly and precisely; speaks tactfully and convincingly; listens well; shares work related information freely.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive change, in management systems and culture
  • Demonstrated ability to remain calm, confident, and decisive in emergency or crisis situations
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously

Our Focus

Entara will manage and operate critical energy infrastructure, supporting energy security in the regions we operate

Proven and profitable track record of acquiring, optimizing and reducing carbon intensity of refineries

Acquiring refining assets in supportive regulative jurisdictions

Best-in-class commercial and operational team focused on delivering operational performance