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Date: Jan 11, 2022

Location: Jeddah, SA, 21511

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact.   Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets.  These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel.  In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives. 


Position: Plant Manager

Reporting to : EMEAI Manufacturing Director (functionally) and MD of LTC company (administratively)

Location: Yanbu, KSA


Role Summary:


The Plant Manager provides overall leadership to manufacturing team i.e. Production, QAL, Maintenance, Projects, HSE & Security function.

Following the quality, environmental and safety policy of Lubrizol and showing on full commitment to the Quality and Environment Management System.

The Plant Manager is responsible for translating the Lubrizol mission and vision for the site and for ensuring the effective planning and execution of all activities needed to support delivery of products and services to our customers. This is done at optimal cost control while ensuring the overall safe operation of the facility in compliance with all laws, regulations, and company standards of care, and with no adverse impact on employees, the environment and the community in which we operate.

Manage and develop the plant organization and plant team to achieve company objectives and ensure future success. Foster a culture of commitment and safety excellence.




  • Manage the Health, Safety, and Environment programs at the site in a way that ensures 100% compliance with all laws, regulations and company standards, with a goal of zero injuries, spills, releases to the environment, or significant process safety incidents (fires, explosions, damage to assets and property, etc).
  • Create, manage, and remain accountable for Plant budget (Salaries, Maintenance, Overhead, Fixed, and Utility Costs).  Ensure the plant remains in compliance with all financial control procedures.
  • Develop annual Capex plan that is complementary & consistent to long term sustainability & improved capability & reliability of the site operations
  • Ensure effective execution of production plan. Deliver the expected quality, efficiency, cost and delivery performance.
  • Efficiently convert the raw materials into finished products. Realize the KPI efficiency expectation for both material and quality efficiency.
  • Ensure and improve plant reliability, including managing and executing the short- and long-term capital investment.
  • Maintain the Plant assets (land, buildings, processes, and infrastructure) in a way that ensures full realization capability of the plant capacity now and into the future.
  • Manage and develop the plant organization and employees. Maintain a high performing-high-ethics-high morale culture.
  • Manage and develop the plant organization and plant workforce. Ensure that the employees possess the formal credentials, experience, training, and behavioral competencies needed to execute the business plan.


REQUIREMENTS (education, experience, competencies, and specific job requirements):


Education & Experience


  • University degree in Chemical Engineering and/or other Technical Engineering background.
  • Proven track record in a process/production engineering role within a production environment.
  • Previous experience and experience with Process Safety regulations and management systems, and all other related chemical industry HSES practices and requirements.
  • Manufacturing supervisory experience in leadership position of minimum 10 years.
  • Can effectively work in a matrix organization.
  • Strong communication and networking skills. Fluent in English and Arabic. Knowledge of other European language(s) is an asset.
  • Sound understanding and demonstrated competency in use of statistics, and various formal problem-solving methodologies (DMAIC, 5-WHY, Use of PDCA), LEAN Enterprise Systems are a plus.


  • Excellent leadership skills interacting with senior leaders and team across.
  • Experience working in a global organization where stakeholders and project team members are geographically dispersed.
  • Well experience on using Microsoft Projects Excel, PPT etc. & strong Project management skills.
  • Should have excellent communication skills with good spoken and written English.       


LCA /Leadership Competencies:

  • Providing Leadership
  • Building Relationship
  • Adjusting to Change
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Talent Enhancement


While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries.  Our  corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

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