Head of Sales and Marketing, Horizon56

Role description

Become a part of the leadership team reporting to the CEO in the start-up company Horizon56 that are digitalizing the drilling industry. You will be responsible for managing the overall sales and marketing effort towards oil companies and drilling contractors in the O&G industry. As the first employee with-in sales and marketing, you will setup all required processes and systems from scratch, and growth of the areas with additional employees under your leadership over time.


  • Establish a deep understanding of customers’ business needs across regions, type, and size relevant for the RigFlow product and Horizon56
  • Develop sales framework and strategy for the RigFlow solution targeting both Oil Companies and Drilling Contractors – this includes tailored sales material to engage customers, required resources and systems to support process and sales methodology etc.
  • Engage with all relevant (small and big) Oil Companies and Drilling Contractors to drive awareness and managing end-to-end sales process through from early engagement to contract closure
  • Setup and execute plans to establish larger commercial and marketing team across relevant locations globally
  • Setup fit-for-purpose marketing strategy, and drive marketing activities supported by Horizon56 incl. driving awareness through LinkedIn, SOME, conferences, and other channels
  • Some travel as part of the job will be required

Required Qualifications

  • Solid experience in digital sales in the Oil & Gas industry, ideally with sales targeted operators.
  • The ideal candidate has existing network towards relevant customers that can be leveraged
  • Proven track record of value sales, sales successes involving sales processes complex stakeholder landscapes.
  • Languages: Fluent in English.

Desired Characteristics

  • Sufficient knowledge of the O&G industry, specifically the offshore drilling operations, in-order to have enough understanding to engage with customer stakeholders on an eye-to-eye basis
  • Motivated to build-up larger sales department over time, but initially being very hands on driving all sales efforts from A to Z.
  • Independent and self-motivated team player that works well in a low-hierarchy, fast-paced, start-up environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including creativity and curiosity with the ability to effectively communicate to both technical and non-technical audiences across all organizational levels
  • Excellent communication and language skills

Location of role: Aberdeen, Stavanger, or Copenhagen.

We offer

  • Become a part in a fast-moving, innovative, ambitious, and growing company. Developing cutting edge technology with a user centric focus to be applied as mission critical systems in high-cost and high-impact offshore drilling operations
  • You will join an international environment with many nationalities operating across Aberdeen, Stavanger, and Copenhagen, and with a global outreach with operational and customer interaction spanning Asia, Africa, North Sea to US.
  • We will feel a close proximity and get a deep understanding of the people we are servicing both covering drilling engineering teams from oil companies and offshore crew of drilling rigs.
  • You will join a high-performing, low-hierarchy team spanning many different profiles and domains, with ample opportunity to strong network and develop your personal and professional skills.

Additional information
We will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and we will close the ad once we have hired our new member. Therefore we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Apply by sending an application to recruitment@horizon56.io.

For further information about the job please contact Esben Thorup, Managing director at Horizon56 at +45 4048 6636.

About Horizon56

Horizon56 is a new start-up company focused on digitalizing offshore drilling operations. The company has arisen through a collaboration between the most digital mature and innovative O&G industry players in the North Sea drilling industry, spearheaded by Maersk Drilling. The company employees around 20 people, and growing, with deep background from the O&G industry including a strong digital tech team. The first-of-a-kind offering, RigFlow, that digitalizes workflows and information between operators, drilling contractors and service companies rig personnel in offshore drilling operations, is already in operations on offshore rigs and are being scaled. See more at https://horizon56.io/.

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