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Business Improvement Manager

Location: Paris- France


Subsea 7 is a global leader in the delivery of offshore projects and services for the evolving energy industry, with over 80 nationalities across more than 30 countries. Everywhere we operate, our people are inspired to develop new ways of working and adapt to the changing energy industry.


Role Overview

Lead and support wide-ranging business improvement initiatives that improve Projects performance.

Define and drive a culture of performance within the region by encouraging the reporting of Predictable Performance cases or Observations, liaising with Projects and Functions to identify and implement Performance Indicators and Performance Improvement initiatives.


Specific Key Responsibilities & Activities

  • Develop and implement a Regional Business Improvement strategy to nurture a culture of Continuous Improvement and Predictable Performance in the Region
  • Lead targeted actions and programs to improve the Business performance and embed lessons learned in AMEC region ways of working.
  • Provide Monitoring and Alerting of Predictable Performance cases to identify areas of concern captured into the PMSRs*, manage the connection between Finance (EcoSys), HSEQ (Synergi) and the business
  • Highlight trends and weaknesses in existing processes and to provide stimulus for management actions to resolve project issues before they become substantial problems for other projects.
  • Ensure that specific, measurable and appropriate KPI’s are in place against which progress is regularly reviewed and monitored
  • Promote achievements and engage the workforce in new ideas that will improve the business
  • Ensure a consistent approach is taken to the management of project risk and opportunities



  • Operate within the Code of Conduct
  • Operate according to Subsea 7’s Management Principles
  • Support standards and procedures for the HSEQ Function
  • For level of authority see ‘Authority Limit Matrix’


KEY RELATIONSHIPS/ STAKEHOLDERS                                                  


  • HSEQ Director
  • Project & Operations Director
  • Project Managers / Project Directors
  • All functional Leads
  • Regional SVP / Country VPs



  • Be analytical & have an ability to collate & present data
  • Experience of Project Management and Project Cost Management, with the ability to arbitrate situations of underperformance with PMs/Projects & OPS Director.
  • Experience in a Oil & Gas or heavy industry environment is highly desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, with the ability to build successful working relationships across different functional areas within Subsea7
  • Good command of English
  • Experience of managing business improvement and change management programmes
  • Ability to engage at all levels in the organisation. Proven Leadership and coaching skills
  • Master’s Degree in a business-related or technical discipline
  • Lead Auditor qualification
  • A formal qualification in Business Improvement (Lean Six Sigma or similar) or systems development will be advantageous


All applicants that meet the job criteria will be contacted in the next two weeks by the recruitment team. Remaining applications will be integrated in our database and considered in future job opportunities.



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