CITGO Petroleum Corporation seeks a Shareholder Relations Specialist to work in Houston, TX. Send resume to email@example.com. Must put job code SRS-77077 on resume.
Manages strategic relations with Venezuelan entities, domestically and internationally, collaborating on projects that are aligned with CITGO's best interest. These entities include the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC, OAS and United Nations, and the Venezuelan Consulates in the US as well as Venezuelan diplomatic organizations internationally where it may make sense to do so based on the Simon Bolivar Foundation programs and/or CITGO's present and future global expansion plans. Also manages relations with non-profit organizations in Venezuela, and works with other CITGO G&PA groups (i.e. communications, events) in order to engage CITGO employees in Venezuelan Humanitarian fund raising campaigns. Supports the diplomatic interaction between the Simon Bolivar Foundation and other domestic and international medical institutions. Works with Legislative Analyst to identify and analyze any issues that may impact CITGO's shareholder and CITGO. Develops plans to mitigate impact on CITGO and keeps senior management informed. Manage the planning, development and implementation of cultural programs and all logistics associated with related events. Directs negotiations with venues, books event spaces, and ensures appropriate set-up to meet the quality expectations of the corporation. Conducts research, makes site visits and identifies resources to help department make decisions about event possibilities. Serves as liaison with vendors on event-related matters. By event, establishes a list of logistical deliverables, to include a timeline for each. Manages all aspects of meeting planning to include budget management, contract negotiations, site selection, meeting space, F&B, A/V, entertainment, transportation, accommodations, presentations and other necessary elements. Ensures that travel and protocol arrangements are completed for VIPs. Coordinates all event elements and logistics, including working with Corporate Communications to design necessary communications and promotional support for assigned programs, including posters, announcements and other materials. Fully briefs CITGO senior executives on the specifics of the events, including but not limited to providing information about external VIPs in attendance. Works with Procurement and Legal on the negotiations with travel companies, hotels and other service providers, as required. Manages or supervises key contractors and vendors, and internal resources to ensure timely delivery and flawless execution within budget guidelines. Supervises on-site execution and directs partner representatives and internal staff to ensure successful results. Ensures all vendors are set-up in SAP and payment is made on-time, per company procurement policies and procedures. Creates event tracking and post-event reporting in accordance with company guidelines. Conducts post-mortem meetings with all relevant parties to review areas for improvement for future meetings. Archives and creates status and final reports, presentations for meetings, and others documents as requested. Supports department's management in developing Cultural Sponsorships evaluation criteria and guidelines, and reviews periodically for relevance. Reviews and evaluates all sponsorship requests related to Venezuelan culture, including but not limited to fine arts, music, film, sports, etc. Recommends sponsorship opportunities based on corporate visibility, key audience interaction and promotion of CITGO brand. Supports other special projects as assigned in connection with Communications, Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility efforts as needed, including but not limited to support requested by Office of the President.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree in International Relations, Communications, Public Relations, or Political Science, plus 5 years' experience with International Relations focused project management and administration including marketing, event planning and budgets. Must have 5 years' experience communicating with senior management, diplomats, community leaders and high-ranked federal/state authorities including Diplomatic Negotiations, as well as 5 years' experience analyzing and communicating domestic and international policies and their business implications. Must read, write and speak both English and Spanish. 40% International and Domestic Travel Required.