DCC Oil Ireland, trading under the Emo and Great Gas Brands is one of Ireland’s leading distributers of oil to the domestic, commercial and retail sectors and operator of unmanned service stations. Key areas of my role include financial control, cost management, commercial support and investment analysis as we try to grow our business both organically and through acquisition.What I enjoy most is the variety. My role touches all parts of the business where collectively we look for new opportunities to provide better value and service to customers and to maximise the return to shareholders. A typical day could involve discussions with service providers to reduce costs/drive efficiencies, developing a proposal for a new investment opportunity and working on the business strategy with the other members of the senior management team.
In my opinion it’s the people and their collective drive for progress that sets DCC apart from its peers. During my time in DCC I’ve visited the majority of subsidiaries and seen firsthand the talent and commitment at all levels in the Group. With strategy and values led from headquarters, this cascades across the organisation where subsidiaries operate with a level of autonomy sufficient to hold on to the qualities that made them, share their own best practices and adopt others to fit their business.