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Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

New Vacancy - Operations Manager – Jeddah, Saudi.


Reports to the GM and managing a Team of around 50 staff; you will be responsible for Planning, Supervising and Coordinating the Maintenance, Supply Chain, Safety & Health departments of the Plant including responsibility for ensuring that Support is provided for short and medium term Production Targets. The roles requires Supervision of Critical Support Departments.


• Supervises the activities of Assigned Personnel in Production section
• Carries out Supervisory duties and exercises Financial Authority at the level established by Management for the Position;
• Exercises general responsibility of the safety of the plant and personnel;
• Establishes administrative procedures to ensure that process safety systems are adequate and properly maintained;
• Critically reviews evaluates and authorities proposed changes to plant shutdown systems;
• Establishes and maintains Overall Emergency Procedures and Oversees Emergency Training in cooperation with Safety Department;
• Acts as Emergency Field Leader in case of Plant Emergency;
• Oversees the Operation of the Production Units includes Setting Priorities consistent with Department and Plant Goals;
• Coordinates with Supply Chain & Maintenance Personnel to ensure that adequate Resources are brought to bear on Unit Problems, includes setting Priorities providing Technical Leadership, appraising Alternative Approaches to the Solution of Problems;
• Interfaces with other Company Resources outside Internal Resources required for Plant Maintenance or Logistics;
• Reviewing and discussing General Operations, Production Projects and Inventories;
• Discussing Technical Problems and requesting Expertise and Technical Advice and Support;
• Participate in long term Resources Planning in support of identified Production Plans, includes determining future Manpower needs and ways to achieve Manpower Objectives for the successful Operation of the Plant;
• Providing input for Planning purposes in Support Areas such as Maintenance and Technical and determining the needs for Equipment Expansion and Modification;
• Coordinates Maintenance Operations on Weekends and Holidays;
• Responsible for carrying out his duties to the Highest Quality Standards to be aware of Company’s Quality Program and to be aware of and to comply with department’s Standard Operating Procedures;
• Carries out other similar or related duties as required;
• Ensures that all activities in area are carried out in accordance with the requirements in accordance with established Production Objectives and specific Work Programs;
• Major decisions are taken after Consultation with General Manager
• Participates in the Evaluation and Selection of any Third party Engineering (if required) and preferred Suppliers
• Hosts, Attends and Participates in Management Meetings



• Bsc in Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering from an Accredited University
• Min 7 years of experience in Plant Operations; experience in Calcium Carbonate Manufacturing preferred;
• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills in English;
• Preference will be given to candidates with similar background;
• Industrial and Manufacturing experience from preferably Petrochemical Industry in the GCC / preferably Saudi Arabia
• Ability to work around Process Equipment, including Traversing Ladders and Stairs
• Must be able to Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Technical knowledge of Process and Operations of Calcium Carbonate and Compounded Calcium Carbonate Manufacturing; Preferred
• Ability to perform basic Process Calculations;
• Familiarity with OSHA, Life Safety Codes & other Essentials;
• General knowledge of Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control Systems and Operation of Process Equipment utilized in Plants; Preferred
• Proficient in utilization of MS Office Products, including Outlook, Excel, and Word, PowerPoint;
• Familiarity with Vendors and Suppliers of Process Equipment and Services;
• Basic knowledge of Process Control Equipment-Hardware and Software;
• Ability to justify and engineer Capital Improvement Projects that reduce Operating Cost, improve Efficiency, improve Production, ensure Quality, or increase Area Presence in Strategic Markets;
• High level Strategic Project and Work Planning and Control; Non-Authority Leadership; Interpersonal Communications skills, Problem-Solving; Decision-Making; Employee Development and Team Building skills.
• Ability to negotiate and influence within a Collaborative Framework.
• Demonstrated initiative to Analyze and Resolve Problems quickly, efficiently and collaboratively.
• Demonstrated ability to anticipate Future Trends/Consequences and create Innovative Strategies and flexible Plans.
• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills in English;
• Preference will be given to candidates with similar background;
• Open to any nationality with no Visa Complications to Saudi Arabia/Overseas.

If suitable and interested in this excellent opportunity, please forward updated CV’s in word.doc format for review. Alternatively, should you know anyone suitable and interested, please kindly refer across. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 5-7 working days.

About the Company

Global Bankers Search & Selection Ltd provides specialist recruitment services to Clients in the Banking and Financial Services sector. We work with a diverse range of Organisations and have an excellent track-record of identifying and attracting high-calibre, mid senior executive level Candidates based globally for Permanent, Interim and Contract positions. We also offer a comprehensive, bespoke Search and Selection and Mapping Service.

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