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Shell Global Digital Strategy Manager in London, UK, United Kingdom


Job Title:

Global Digital Strategy Manager

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Job Description:

The Aviation business is an exciting sector, highly resilient and growing year on year with significant growth in emerging markets. Given the attractive growth dimensions it is an industry experiencing wide spread disruption and innovation with new players entering across multiple aspects of the value chain. It is also a sector grappling with the energy transition and as such is at the heart of societal, business, environmental and political agendas making this a fascinating and challenging industry to work within.

This role is designed to be the overall owner of the digital agenda for Shell Aviation. The incumbent will be accountable for the development and delivery of comprehensive strategies for digital, data and analytics to support delivery of sustainable competitive advantage and commercial growth for the global business. This will include:

  • development and integration of a comprehensive digital/data/analytics strategy into Aviations overall strategic roadmap

  • Oversee Digital/Data/Analytics program delivery working closely with the broader Shell Downstream business, including the internal IT and Agile Hub teams, to leverage resource, expertise and innovation

  • to be the key interface with global IT to manage the funnel of priorities and associated spend across both innovation and run and maintain applications

  • to be the key interface with external partners and ventures to ensure maximum value extracted from all investments & partnerships

  • to maintain a close understanding of customer, market and competitior trends, identifying the key opportunities and investments needed to achieve and retain a market leadership position in the application of technology for commercial growth

It should be noted that as this is a new role the successful candidate should expect a degree of ambiguity in the role dimensions and should be prepared to continue developing the role as needed to fit with business requirements

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Commercial Business to Business (B2B)

Country of Work Location:

United Kingdom

Employment Type:

Full Time

Company Description:

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we’re nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential…

  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply and we’ll take it from there.

  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.

  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.


Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date.

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The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand.

Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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This incumbent is required to develop an integrated and comprehensive digital, data and analytics strategy for aviation that covers digitalising the core, developing new CVP’s (in conjunction with the CVP & Insights Manager) as well as interfacing with the venture team on potential third-party equity investments to shore up our digital offers.

They are expected to build, govern and implement the delivery roadmap, working as needed with both Aviation, and the broader Shell Downstream and external stakeholders and partners as needed

The incumbent will need to oversee both the strategy delivery as well as the day to day data and analytics needs of the business. This will include (but is not limited to) products and services used at airports, analytics tools used with customers, online interfaces, internal reporting as well as our bid and tender platform and airline/airport data integration work. It will also include development of enhanced capabilities within Aviation on data analytics to drive better commercial outcomes/ decision making

In terms of externally facing growth opportunities these will include (but are not limited to) the development of (internally or via external partnerships):

  • online carbon solutions for customers and airline passengers

  • fuel management/ optimisation solutions for airlines

  • solutions that enable “more time flying: for airlines

  • airside innovation for airports

As required, incumbent will be responsible for working closely with the Shell Ventures team to determine the full value of third-party investment opportunities where the value is primarily linked to online/data-based products or services. Post any investment with technology based third party ventures, the incumbent will be accountable for ensuring the full value of the investments are being realised and that all synergies between businesses are being fully leveraged.

The incumbent will need to identify opportunities for enhancing digital targeting of customers and account-based marketing in conjunction with the broader marketing team to ensure that the process for delivering products and services is as targeted, as effective and as profitable as possible

The role has up to 3 direct reports initially increasing over time as the digital agenda expands. It will have dotted line reporting to any project activity running out of IT/ Agile Hub etc

City, State (if applicable):

London, UK