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General Manager Saudi Arabia JV

INEOS - Saudi Arabia

Are you interested in joining a winning team? A team whose employees are empowered to make a difference? Our culture elements: excellence manners challenge winning with an emphasis on safety, health and environmental performance.

Hard work and the belief that nothing is impossible are what make INEOS people different from others. Our founding principles – Grit, Rigour and Humour – are built on an understanding of science and engineering, and the passion and skill of our people. Grit and rigour reflect the attitude that our people bring to their work and the achievements they attain. Humour reflects the spirit of our people, with the desire to enjoy the work they do.

INEOS has an exciting opportunity for a General Manager to join our INEOS Composites business at our Saudi Arabia Joint Venture operating through SIR (Saudi Industrial Resins) with head office in Jeddah; 2 production sites in Jeddah and Jubail, and branches in Riyadh and Damman

The General Manager for Saudi Arabia JV is responsible for leading the strategy and execution of the SIR  P&L, with full accountability for leading the Commercial, Operations, Technology, Purchasing/Supply Chain, Finance and Human Resources functions within Saudi Arabia JV.

This position will report to our SVP Business Development.

The responsibility of the position is setting the direction and path forward for the Composites business in the JV, delivering EBITDA growth, fixed cost control and zero incident SHE performance, including but not limited to the following responsibilities:


  • Deliver plan EBITDA via strong leadership of the KSA organisation.
  • Deliver managed change in the attitude towards SHE, and thereafter deliver continuous improvement, setting the tone and example of INEOS safety culture.
  • Management of the operating budget, implementing close oversight and policies to avoid overspend, delivering on fixed cost targets and cost reductions.
  • Drive continuous improvement in all activities of the business.
  • Management and reporting of business performance and intervention/leadership as needed to drive business results.
  • Identify productivity and cost saving opportunities.
  • Direct high-level negotiations and problem solve.


  • Understand external business conditions and competitive environment in order to identify and recommend strategic regional opportunities.
  • Define and agree on the profit growth vision and optimum business strategy for delivery.
  • Establish and execute the strategic plan for the business i.e. identify key markets, accountabilities and measures that deliver sales and profit targets & customers for development and growth.
  • Identify productivity and cost saving opportunities.


  • Ensure business is operated with complete legal compliance and to ethical standards.
  • Lead, motivate, and inspire the SIR organization.
  • Build performance culture by recruiting, developing, and motivating well-rounded and effective teams that demonstrate growth and success.
  • Actively manage headcount for optimum productivity.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with local authorities, banks and other external parties.
  • Responsibilities as online signatory on KSA regulatory matters

In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

Level of education & Experience in general

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or technical/science discipline or equivalent required.
  • Advanced degree is highly desired.
  • Fifteen + (15) years of management experience of progressive responsibilities.
  • Demonstrable financial acumen, including previous experience with P&L and cost management responsibility, including extensive experience developing and delivering annual operating budgets.
  • Experience developing and delivering annual operating budgets.
  • Fluent English / knowledge of Arabic will be a plus.
  • Strong people management and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to travel 40-60% of the time.

Behavioural skills

  • Strong and demonstrated leadership abilities and delegation skills.
  • Strong financial acumen.
  • Well-rounded background with sales, marketing, finance, supply chain and procurement experience.
  • Strong negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills at all levels; must interact effectively with customers, employees, co-workers in a team-based environment.
  • Capable coach and developer of people – excellent and proven leadership skill with the ability to engage large workforces and foster a safe, winning culture.
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