UK Operations Manager

< Back To Job Listing
Updated At: September 11, 2019


Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in more than 80 countries and has a network of approximately 700 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 26,500 people.  For more information, visit and connect with Weatherford on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. 

Weatherford delivers innovative technologies and services designed to meet the world’s current and future energy needs in a safe, ethical, and sustainable manner. Grounded by our core values and inspired by our world-class people, we are committed to being a trusted business partner to those we serve.




Location Operations Manager









Plan, organize, and control country/area product line sales and operations to optimize profit and meet marketing, financial and Corporate and Product Line growth objectives, while maintaining the highest level of quality and commitment to our clients.



Vision and Leadership

  • Provide support to the Regional Product Line leadership in developing country/area based business plans
  • Participate in country/area product strategy, research and development requirements, and development priority for new and emerging products
  • Evaluate, plan for and communicate future local market conditions and align the strategy to take advantage of any changes or opportunities.

Sustainable Development

  • Ensure that that Health, Safety, Environment and Quality are the responsibility of all employees
  • Demonstrate effective Safety leadership at all times to enhance the organisation’s commitment to safety performance
  • To address QHSE issues at the time of their identification and to implement the appropriate strategies that maintain QHSE awareness throughout the workforce

Financial Performance

  • Responsible for maximizing financial results of the product line within assigned country/area including profit and loss, fixed assets, inventory, capital expenditure and receivables
  • Ensure budgetary and operational expectations are met effectively
  • Establishment of product line forecast revenues and profits in accordance with prescribed guidelines and ensure effective teamwork to meet or exceed targets
  • Preparation of Bid Summary Analysis for all applicable projects with full justification both strategic and financial


  • Oversee local product line operations to ensure service safety, quality, and efficiency, and cost-effective management of resources as per objectives
  • Manage area service quality for delivery and ensure effective maintenance of equipment
  • Establish, track, and control cost of goods, operating, and capital budgets
  • Work with manufacturing and operations in order to manage inventory and asset utilization including recurring demand planning
  • Ensure compliance with, and commitment to, company processes like Operational Excellence and Performance System, submission and approval of AFEs

Client and Communication

  • Participate in marketing analysis to develop product definitions and set launch process, as well as develops pricing strategy
  • Collaborate with a wide variety of functional areas such as sales, operations, global product line leaders and marketing to develop and provide product definitions, as well as be responsive to customer needs and market opportunities
  • Maintain  client intimacyto collect and analyze technical, financial, marketing, and sales information for the product line
  • Advise on product development opportunities on a country/area level
  • Participate with select clients on current and future business opportunities
  • Support tender preparations


Team Building and Mentoring

  • Lead the way on people management to drive a motivated disciplined and productive workforce.  This includes effective staff leadership, performance management by setting objectives and driving appriasals and communication
  • Drive strategies for recruitment and retention of key personnel to foster an environment that enables the company to attract and retain a high performing talented workforce


  • Experience in execution of day to day operations and product related projects
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Knowledge of communications and public relation techniques. Ability to develop and deliver professional presentations
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Familiarity with reading, analyzing, and interpreting common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents
  • Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels of government and clients. Work effectively across a diverse multicultural multilingual community
  • Have held a Field Operations Manager position and either a Service Delivery Manager or Technical Sales Manager position



Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program and opportunities for on-going training and career development. VEVRAA Federal Contractor – Priority Referral Requested

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer Females/ Minorities/ Veterans/Disabled and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.