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Director of Manufacturing | Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | Consumer Goods

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Our Client: is a prominent organization in the food sector, committed to excellence in manufacturing and product quality. We are seeking a seasoned professional from the manufacturing arena to lead production operations with a focus on innovation, collaboration, and sustainability.

Your role : your role requires you to bring a potent combination of strategic, intellectual, and cultural agility. You must have experience in leading greenfield projects and expansion of brownfield projects. You will oversee all aspects of production operations in the factory, ensuring efficient and high-quality manufacturing processes. Your leadership will be crucial in optimizing production output, managing resources, implementing process improvements, and maintaining a safe and compliant working environment.

Key Responsibilities:

Production Planning and Optimization:

Ensure effective utilization of resources, including equipment, materials, and labor, to maximize output.

Quality Assurance and Compliance:

Ensure compliance with industry regulations, quality standards, and food safety guidelines.

Process Improvement and Innovation:

Identify process improvement, automation, and innovation opportunities to enhance productivity, reduce costs, and improve product quality.

Foster a culture of innovation and creativity within the team.

Operations Excellence:

Lead and support continuous improvement initiatives, such as Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma, to optimize operations and drive efficiency.

Promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace, actively seeking a diverse candidate pool, and creating an inclusive work environment.

Team Management and Development:

Lead and manage a team of manufacturing professionals, including supervisors, technicians, and operators.

Provide guidance, coaching, and support to team members, fostering a culture of continuous learning and development.

Set performance objectives, conduct performance evaluations, and implement training programs to enhance team capabilities.

Supply Chain and Inventory Management:

Collaborate with the supply chain team to ensure the timely availability of raw materials and packaging materials for production.

Cost Management:

Monitor manufacturing costs, identify areas of cost reduction, and implement cost-saving initiatives without compromising quality and safety.

Cross-Functional Collaboration:

Collaborate effectively with other departments, such as Engineering, Maintenance, Quality Assurance, and Supply Chain, to streamline operations, resolve issues, and drive overall business success.

Participate in cross-functional meetings, provide insights, and contribute to strategic decision-making.

Must have :

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Manufacturing, or a related field (Master’s degree preferred).

Proven experience in manufacturing management, with a focus on driving efficiency and innovation. Strong knowledge of food/ dairy production processes, equipment, and quality standards. Demonstrated expertise in process improvement methodologies, such as Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma. Excellent leadership and people management skills, with the ability to motivate and develop teams. Proficient in data analysis, performance metrics, and production planning tools. Strong problem-solving skills and ability to make data-driven decisions.

Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills. Results-oriented mindset with a focus on continuous improvement.

Managing Expectations: “At Mindfield, we strive for exceptional results, and we achieve this by understanding the needs of both our clients and candidates. We ask that you take note of our “must-haves” to ensure a successful application process. We look forward to building a long-term relationship with you. Mindfield – making a difference.”

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