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Network Development & Retail Engineering Manager (Petroleum / Network / Retail) – Lusaka, Zambia

Lusaka, Lusaka Province
Reference Number: GBB
Job Description:
We are looking for a Network Development & Retail Engineering Manager to be based in Lusaka, Zambia. The successful candidate will be expected 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 to maximise its profitability and returns; and to manage site-based construction and engineering activities in order to deliver the Retail construction, integrity and maintenance programs & related activities.
  • 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.
  • 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 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
  • Perform Contractor Qualification / Accreditation per Global Shell Procedures
  • 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.
  • Manage Site/Cluster Operating Standards & Processes                             
  • Manage Platforms and Agreements                                                                                                               
  • Manage Relationships with Retailers                                                             
  • Manage Site/Cluster Performance & Administration  
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Greg Beeby
Recruitment Consultant
The CA Global Group
Should you not receive a response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful. Your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.
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