With over 125 years of experience, KCA Deutag is one of the world’s leading drilling and engineering contractors working onshore and offshore with a focus on safety, quality and operational performance. We operate approximately 100 drilling rigs in over 20 countries employing more than 8000 people in Africa, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, the Caspian Sea, South East Asia and The Americas.

Head of Enterprise Applications

Who We Are Looking For:

We are currently recruiting a Head of Enterprise Applications on permanent basis located at our Head Office in Aberdeen. You will work across KCAD managing the delivery of a portfolio of business critical systems (predominantly SAP and SharePoint) including day to day operational support, small changes and complex multi-disciplined projects.


  • Accountable for ensuring the business systems meet agreed service levels and support the day to day business processes and operations
  • Manage the delivery of business demand from the applications Team, working closely with KCAD divisions, leadership and process owners
  • Work with the users, to assess the technical and functional fit of SAP and SharePoint applications to the business
  • Manage and run the Applications Design Authority process
  • Work with Procurement to negotiate with 3rd party Vendors for the provision of project and ad-hoc resources
  • Drive the continuous improvement/development of technical solutions at KCAD to improve processes and efficiency across the company
  • Manage and support the members of their team to enable them to be able to achieve their potential in their role
  • Manage the delivery of business critical systems and ensure they meet strict security and authorisations requirements
  • Planning, co-ordination and execution of all Enterprise Applications projects as agreed with the business
  • Manage business priorities and conflicts across support and development activities
  • Manage key stakeholders across the business
  • Develop and own short, medium and long term plans for the ongoing development and enhancement of business systems
  • Staff and skills planning and management
  • Ongoing planning and management of departmental budgets

Key Skills & Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Educated to a degree level


  • Senior Management/Director in a similar role
  • Experience of running teams and delivering large scale SAP programmes and projects
  • Experience of managing senior stakeholders and being able to build strong relationships

Job Specific Skills:

  • Strong leadership and communications skills, able to inspire confidence and deliver a compelling vision
  • Have the ability to build effective working relationships, influence at all levels and communicate effectively to different levels of management throughout the business
  • Deep experience of one or more SAP module
  • Ability to learn quickly and identify opportunities both internal and external to better support the business from an IT perspective
  • Be self-motivated, able to deliver under deadlines and multi-task under pressure in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Be highly organised and resilient with an eye for detail and strong analytical skills

Generic Skills:

  • English Language – Level 3
  • Health and Safety Systems – Level 1
  • SAP – Level 3

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Pay & Benefits Package
  • Structured Training, Development & Career Progression
  • Global Opportunities


Head Office - Aberdeen

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About KCA Deutag

KCA Deutag is currently the drilling contractor on approximately 40 offshore platforms worldwide. The company also owns and operates a fleet of approximately 60 land drilling rigs. Our six Core Values define ‘the KCA Deutag Way’ and are underpinned by our Policies, Standards and Procedures. They help guide our business approach and culture and our people in working safely, effectively and ethically across our operations.


guide our business approach and culture and our people in working safely, effectively and ethically across our operations.

Region: Scotland
Application deadline: 18th July 2017
Contacts: Mhairi MacKenzie