Country Manager – Rig Operations & Services

Africa Personnel Services - windhoek, namibia

13 days ago


Operations Location: Namibia Reports to: MD or Chief Operating Officer in line with Company Organogram Supervises:

  • Business Unit Head(s)
  • Finance BU Partners
  • Contracts, Procurement & Bid Manager
  • BD Specialist

The Country Manager for Rig Operations and Business Development is responsible for overseeing all aspects of rig operations, import and export logistics, manpower services, catering, protocol services and business development activities within the country. This role requires a strong understanding of rig operations, logistics management, and business development strategies to drive growth and operational excellence. Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all rig operations within the country, including drilling activities, rig mobilization and demobilization and equipment maintenance.
  • Manage the import and export processes for rig-related materials and equipment, ensuring compliance with customs regulations and efficient logistics coordination.
  • Coordinate manpower services, including recruitment, training, and deployment of personnel for rig operations and support functions.
  • Supervise catering services for rig crews, ensuring the provision of high-quality meals in compliance with health and safety standards.
  • Manage protocol services for visiting clients, government officials, and other stakeholders, including transportation, accommodation and meeting arrangements.
  • Lead business development efforts to identify and pursue new opportunities for growth in rig operations and related services.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with existing clients, partners, and industry stakeholders to enhance business opportunities and customer satisfaction.
  • Identify market trends, competitor activities, and customer needs to inform business strategies and product/service offerings.
  • Collaborate with internal teams, including sales, marketing and operations, to develop and implement business development plans aligned with company goals.
  • Prepare and present business proposals, budgets and reports to senior management and stakeholders to support decision-making processes.
  • Ensure that the company operates within the legal framework of the country and mitigate any potential risks.
  • Develop strong working relationship with Government and partners in these key areas.

Financial Responsibility:

  • Responsibility for overseeing all budgets managed by reporting Business Units and the Support Functions in Namibia Significant Relationships (those to whom the person works with on a regular basis): Internal: CEO, COO, Leadership Team, Business Units and functions, Own staff. External: Government Departments, Specialist Consultants, Clients


Education & Certification:

  • Relevant engineering experience and qualifications in the education section with 15 years experience in the oil and gas industry with 5 years experience at a similar position.
  • Proven experience in rig operations management, including drilling operations, equipment maintenance and logistics coordination.
  • Strong understanding of import and export regulations, customs procedures, and logistics management.
  • Experience in managing manpower services, including recruitment, training and deployment.
  • Knowledge of catering services management, including menu planning, food safety, and quality control.
  • Familiarity with protocol services for VIP guests, government officials and corporate clients.
  • Demonstrated success in business development roles, with a track record of identifying and securing new business opportunities.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to develop and execute strategic plans, analyse market data, and drive business growth.
  • Relevant certifications in rig operations, logistics management, or business development are desirable.


  • Proficiency in overseeing rig operations.
  • In-depth knowledge of import and export regulations.
  • Ability to manage manpower recruitment activities.
  • Experience in managing catering services.
  • Understanding of protocol services with hospitality experiences.
  • Proven track record in business development.
  • Strong leadership qualities to inspire and motivate teams.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Problem-Solving Abilities.
  • Understanding of financial principles, budget, and control costs.
  • Ability to develop and execute strategic plans aligned with organizational goals.
  • Proficiency in negotiation and maintaining positive relationships.
  • Flexibility to adapt to business changes and dynamic market conditions.
  • Knowledge of industry regulations and mitigating risks.
  • Strong networking skills to build professional relationships and explore new business opportunities.
  • Occupational Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Management System:
  • Ensure that work is completed in line with the Companys Quality procedures, BS EN ISO 9001:2000 and Customer specifications.
  • Ensure that work activities are executed in accordance with the Companys HSE Management System and when onsite in accordance with the customers site rules.
  • Always adopting and promoting good working practices.
  • Ensure that work areas/vans/equipment and tools are maintained, clean and hazard-free and in accordance with company procedures and customer site rules.
  • To ensure that risks are assessed, and risk assessments completed where applicable.
  • To ensure adherence to the Companys accident and investigation procedures.
  • Carry out routine weekly safety inspections as 5s and report to Team Leader.

Closing date is: 24 July 2024

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