General Manager Electric Equipment Manufacturing

Allen & York
Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP482-343
Allen & York

The Role

The Role

Allen & York Middle East is recruiting a General Manager of electrical distribution and control products division to be based in Saudi Arabia. Our client has a strong presence in the Saudi Arabian and Middle Eastern market of business design, manufacture and sale of a wide range of electrical distribution and control products.

The role offers exceptional leadership opportunities and top tax-free package.
Starting date ASAP.

The candidate will be responsible for different profit centers, currently employing around 700 staff members in the country. He will focus on divisional strategy, high-level business development, operational efficiency and sound financial management in the following areas: design, manufacturing (metal forming, moulding, assembly and testing), project planning/material ordering, tendering and business development.

The Distribution and Control Business covers the manufacture of standard and customized products such as circuit breakers, load centers (NEMA and IEC standard), LV power and control systems, and circuit breaker enclosures and busbar chambers. The current sales volume of the business unit is approximately 1 billion SAR ($300M).

The General Manager will report to the Division General Manager.

Key activities will include:
Lead operation excellence controlling cost and delivering excellent customer service
Overcome resource issues. Setting in place a strategy to supply all resources to meet business needs. This will include decision on the type, location and mix of skills required.
Ensure best practice is followed to maintain a leading in technology and speed of new product development
Manage capacity constraints and impact of customer delivery
Drive improvement in internal processes
Co-ordinate activities with other departments and suppliers
Drive cost reduction process on current product offering
Liaise with supplier base to cost reduction advantages
Develop personal with individual training plans
Deliver on key divisional projects




The ideal candidate should possess:
Mechanical or Electrical Engineer Degree
Minimum of 10 years experience as a senior manager in a leading manufacturer of electrical switchgear
Proven track record of growing leading-edge and preferably international businesses
Knowledge of batch and high volume manufacturing/assembly in relevant sectors will be a distinct advantage
Experience of developing business strategy
Understanding of the key issues regarding sales and finance
Demonstrated successful business development in many business areas
Vision, drive and personal qualities to make a real difference to this business
Modern and innovative thinking
Fluency in English, Arabic is a plus
IT literacy

Tax-free negotiable salary (basic circa SAR 30k to 50k depending on experience)
Housing allowance (circa SAR 120k to 200k)
Transportation allowance (SAR 60k)
Schooling allowance (SAR 15k per child)
Full VIP medical insurance
Annual business class return flights for family

Please apply now online.

A consultant will be in contact should your application be taken further. If you have not heard back from us within 2 weeks then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful in your application. Please note that our website is always being updated with the latest job opportunities within Energy, Health & Safety, Environment, Planning, Engineering, Mining & Minerals and Renewable Energy.

This is one of several Energy job opportunities provided through Allen & York.
Energy includes Power Generation and Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas, Energy Engineering, Energy Services and Energy Management.

About the Company

About the Company

Allen & York is a market leading specialist Recruitment Company serving the Environment, Planning & Built Environment, Energy and Health & Safety sectors. We enjoy a distinguished reputation for quality and professionalism.

Our proven ability to add value to all levels of recruitment stems from a development of close working relationships, strategic understanding, personalised problem solving and specialist experience within the Natural and Built Environment market sectors.

Based in the United Kingdom and established in 1993, Allen & York provide high quality personnel to national and international organisations at all levels within the sectors of Environment, Planning & Built Environment, Health & Safety, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Geo-environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental Health & Safety, Environmental Management, Water Management and Waste Management.
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