Global Product Line Director - SDS

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Job Family: Product line
Updated At: 2018-03-22

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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 over 90 countries and has a network of approximately 1,000 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 29,500 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.


Plan, organize, and control, global product line from conceptual stages through product life cycles to optimize profit and meet marketing, financial and corporate growth objectives. Responsible for business development of specified product line grouping on a global scale.  This includes supporting region Management with financial plans, product line strategy and implementation, product development direction, marketing plans, QHSSE, technical and commercial support, as well as leading management of change.  


Provide support in developing region and country based business plans for entire grouping of products

Evaluate and plan for future market conditions and align the strategy to take advantage of any changes or opportunities

Implement the strategic business plan for the Product Lines supported in order to ensure revenue profitability and growth targets are met or exceeded

Determine which geographies the product line should conduct business and which ones should not in line with business plan

Oversee and participate in global product strategy, research and development requirements, development requirements, development priority, analysis of market research, and manufacturing coordination for new and emerging products

Conduct marketing analysis to develop product definitions and set launch process, as well as develops pricing strategy

Collaborate with wide variety of functional areas such as sales, operations, engineering, marketing, manufacturing and operations to develop and provide product definitions responsive to customer needs and market opportunities

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

Responsible for maximizing financial results of product line group including profit & loss, fixed assets, inventory, capital expenditure and days to invoice

Responsible for executing and ensuring effective delivery of operational and budgetary objectives

Establish PL forecast revenues and profits in accordance with prescribed guidelines and ensure effective teamwork to meet or exceed targets

Provide financial and technical justification for product selection/justification and definition

Establish, track, and control cost of goods, sold, operating, and capital budgets

Responsible for planning, operation and growth of product line group in the respective region

Work with manufacturing and operations in order to manage inventory and asset utilization

Oversee product line group operations to ensure service safety, quality, and efficiency, and cost-effective management of resources as per objectives

Manage global technical product development, estimates of potential profits, and commercialization of new products and services.

Continually review progress through product life cycle to ensure attainment of objectives

Plan and implement effective strategic marketing campaigns

Participate with clients on current and future business opportunities

Support Tender and BSA preparations  

Maintain communication and contacts to collect and analyze technical, financial, marketing, schedule, and sales information for product line

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 appraisals 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

Ensure that operational personnel meet product line standards and are in the correct positions for their skill sets


Experience in strategic planning and execution of projects

Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management. Skill in examining tenders, market conditions and operational requirements.  Experience in sales and marketing

Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles.   Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources. Ability to analyze and interpret financial data. Ability to prepare financial reports, statements, and projections

Knowledge of communications and public relation techniques. Ability to develop and deliver professional presentations

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

Familiarity with reading, analyzing, and interpreting common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents


Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program, and employee stock purchase program (ESPP) and opportunities for on-going training and career development.

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer 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.