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Job Description Chennai R & A

Company Name/Division: Location :
Shell India Markets Private Ltd SBO, Chennai
Job Title: Reports to:
P&T Interface Manager CHT P&T Business Lead
Skill Pool: Salary Group:
Finance Operations 3


The main purpose for this role is to provide leadership and direction to the FO team and
to deliver the functional responsibilities related to one line of business. The position
plays an active and key role within the P&T finance community. The P&T Interface
Manager is focused on business performance and people and is an effective stakeholder
manager at all levels of the organization.

The team is responsible for planning and appraisal of P&T Projects & Engineering and
Development Technical Directorates (PTP, PTE, PTU EVPships).

P&T Interface Manager will be a formal member of the Planning, Performance and
Functional Excellence Leadership team and R&A CHT and P&T Leadership team. He or
she will also have regular interactions with PT Finance Leadership teams.

The P&T Interface manager represents the team with regard to changes in reporting and
analysis requirements and business expectations. He or she should be able to deliver and
lead through others to help drive maximization of business impact.
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The role requires a strong focus on driving performance improvements and delivering direct
value to the leadership teams. The candidate must have the ability to manage change
effectively and be able to deal with the business complexities within a global operating
model. People who have strong analytical skills, who value teamwork and who are
comfortable in dealing with senior stakeholders will thrive in this environment.

Team Management
* Lead, support and guide the Team members in achievement of all functional
responsibilities and drive their development within Shell
* Manage staff performance and development, self and through team managers
* Actively engage staff in discussions relating to CI, HSSE, Operational Excellence as well
as staff welfare
* Effective networking in the R&A team (and wider) to learn from others and to attract the
best talent to the team
* Coaching and mentoring of the team members to further develop curiosity,
communication and content skills to the appropriate professional level to be a valued
business partner at all levels
* Demonstrate and role-model the 5 behavioral imperatives to the staff and lead them to get
the same from them and ensure basic behavioral aspects are embedded in the team, such as
taking accountability, effective stakeholder engagement, priority setting, commitment
* Build a culture and environment that work of the team(s) is reviewed against the highest
standards of accuracy and efficiency and maximizes impact

P&T Interface Manager having accountability to deliver a wide range of high quality
analysis and advice, often to tight deadlines, including:

Business Plan & Strategy

- Supports Planning/Budgeting process and drafting the Operating Plan
- Ensure Accurate Latest Estimates are developed and reported
- Drives and coordinates the Planning/Budgeting interfaces across P&T TDs in FO and with
Central P&T Finance team

Finance Leadership
- Support to the Leadership Teams and co-ordinate for business requirements
- Ensure Finance Discipline is maintained

Finance in the Business & Management Information

- Provide support to the Financial and Business assurance process
- Support the business in developing project planning, Asset support in line with respective
line of business/ Technical Directorate
- Interpreting and deliver the financial information, provide challenge & analytical support
to the leadership team
- Provide business insights on overhead spend, cost recovery, resource utilization and drive
efficiency improvement initiatives
- Assist the organization to operate efficiently and effectively within the financial controls
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Operating Plan for Projects & Engineering, Development EVPs ~ 1.5 Billion
There are approx..20 VPs and 4500 staff in the LoBs


The team size would be ~13 staff (including 7 direct Staff)


- Understand business drivers to ensure high quality decision support

- Be a real Business partner and work closely with In-Country Finance team
- Ensure you understand and own the Projects & Engineering and Development content and
drive it also your self
- Ensure the team becomes more predictive (timing) and increases quality of bread and
butter / recurring deliverables
- Execute Strategic Intent together with In-Country Business Finance Manager Projects
- Improve Business Planning process & quality (from data gathering to value added analysis
and intervention)
- Ensure early detection of deviations from Project plans and budgets
- Improve the quality of and apply ESSA to Management Information
- Influence various parties without formal authority
- Improve business relationships
- Balance challenge and support role
- Working in virtual teams with different time zones / cultures
- LEAN/Six Sigma qualification is an advantage or at least willing to become qualified

Ability to operate effectively in a matrix structure in which team members have formal
reporting lines into R&A with deep functional connections into P&T Finance/ Business
Finance Managers/ P&A Managers

Besides ad hoc requests, the team should deliver peak performance during the Operating
Plan/ Latest Estimate cycles of the year. During these peaks, additional team efforts are
required. There will be often demands for quality and in-depth analysis at short notice. This
requires the ability to work under pressure and deliver to tight deadlines. To be successful
in the group one should be an excellent team player.

Successful candidate must be able to:

- Build an effective team working to deliver a shared vision, supporting each other to attain
the highest standard of quality and working in a transparent atmosphere of continuous
improvement spanning different regions and areas
- Build effective partnerships with business and finance stakeholders
- Have a natural commercial curiosity and be experienced in business partnering
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- Currently P&T is going through a change journey (Delivery Model), which PT

Finance is supporting. The incumbent is expected to play a driving part in this
change journey. Also, Finance is reviewing its own organization (World Class
Finance Project), hence potential In-Country/FO wide organizational changes and
there might be a change in scope of this role.


This position is ideally suited for people with strong Leadership skills with robust analytical
background who would like to influence decision making and the performance management
agenda in Shell.

Leadership & Technical Skills

Leadership skills
 Should be self-motivated, self-starting, and able to build and lead an effective and
strong relationship with his stakeholders and manage/integrate with others in different
functions and in a multicultural and diverse business environment.
 Demonstrated Enterprise First mindset with related values and behaviours.
 Individual should be proactive, a creative and pragmatic thinker, looking beyond the
scope of requests being made.
 Highly developed analytical skills with perceptive and clear strategic abilities. Ability to
communicate effectively at all levels including senior stakeholders.
 Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience in coaching and training.
Proven ability to motivate others and develop strong relationships with staff at all levels.
 Experienced in working in a virtual environment and building/managing virtual teams.

Technical skills

 Experienced Finance professional (management accounting skills experience) with

proven track record,12 – 15 years of post-qualification experience.
 Ability to lead teams with multiple layers and proven people / team development skills
 Financial analysis with Project reporting experience is essential
 Capable to drive business performance management and provide business insights
 Previous experience of engaging with senior stakeholders
 High competency in Excel, strong analytical & numerical skills required.

Competence Level
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Demonstrated evidence of Enterprise first values and
behaviors will be taken into account during the selection

Builds Shared Vision Knowledge

Champions Customer and Stakeholder Focus Skill
Maximizes Business Opportunities Skill
Demonstrates Self Mastery Skill
Displays Interpersonal Effectiveness Skill
Demonstrates Courage Skill
Motivates, Coaches and Develops Skill
Values Difference Skill
Delivers Results Through Others Skill
Process Management & Improvement Knowledge