Country Leader Surface in Lagos, Nigeria

at GE

Oil & Gas / Mining
Project Management
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7 - 10 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Job Number: 2527919
Lagos, Nigeria
Business: GE Oil & Gas
Business Segment: OG-REG Regions

Role Summary/Purpose

  • The Country Leader for Surface is an integral part of both the Regional Surface SSA leadership team as well as the Global Surface leadership team.
  • The person will lead the sales, commercial operations and services teams for Surface activities consisting of Pressure Control, Artificial Lift, and Downhole Technology.
  • The position is also responsible for working effectively with Surface global functional leaders to drive efficiency, simplification, increase margins and manage change initiatives.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Responsible for growing the sales and service businesses for the sub-Regional portfolio - including managing the P&L (orders, sales, CM, OM, CFOA) and leading all customer facing activities for the assigned sub-Region.
  • Accountable for all GE operating processes for Surface within the sub-Region, eg: Growth Play Book, SII planning processes, GEOS etc.
  • Lead the sales, service and commercial operations teams in the assessment of customer needs, solve business problems through consultative approach and develop effective marketing, sales and strategic business plans.
  • Develop influential relationships with assigned customers at all levels and develop strategies to win profitable business.
  • Engage global/ regional functions (Engineering, Marketing, IT, Legal, Finance, HR) in developing and implementing robust business practices and strategies for the sub-Regional SSA market.
  • Work jointly with Supply Chain management to ensure proper identification of projected load and improve order fulfillment cycle time and profitability.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement and cost reduction opportunities
  • Continue to build and maintain an effective leadership team, focused on meeting GE’s business strategies, policies and practices and practicing effective growth values.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college
  • At least 10 years of Oil & Gas experience in a field sales, sales of engineered products or marketing
  • Minimum 5 years of leadership experience with in the SSA area
  • A valid NYSC discharge or exemption certificate will be required (please indicate clearly on your resume)
  • Must have valid authorization to work full-time without any restriction in Nigeria

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Desired Characteristics:    

  • Proven track record of establishing a vision, strategy and executing business plans; capable of planning and executing major initiatives and change.
  • Demonstrated leadership in a cross-functional, matrix environment.
  • Demonstrated accomplishments in customer-focused problem solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify business opportunities.
  • Self-directed, highly detail oriented, organized and flexible.
  • Clear thinker, with strong communications skills and an ability to drive clear expectations within the SSA operations.




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