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Engineering & Maintenance Assistant Manager



Jeddah Saudi Arabia
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023

Job Title: Engineering & Maintenance Assistant Manager

Function: Supply Chain

Scope: KSA

Location: BUL Factory, Jeddah, KSA

Terms & Conditions: Full time


With 3.4 billion people in over 190 countries using our products every day, Unilever is a business that makes a real impact on the world. Work on brands that are loved and improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us. We are driven by our purpose: to make sustainable living commonplace, and it is our belief that doing business the right way drives superior performance. At the heart of what we do is our people – we believe that when our people work with purpose, we will create a better business and a better world.

At Unilever, your career will be a unique journey, grounded in our inclusive, collaborative, and flexible working environment. We don’t believe in the ‘one size fits all’ approach and instead we will equip you with the tools you need to shape your own future.


Unilever is the place where you can bring your purpose to life with the work that you do – creating a better business and a better world. If you are accountable for all the maintenance activities within the factory. coordinate closely with other departments to ensure that objectives for asset optimisation are met. Ensure the Maintenance Department is staffed correctly with the right up-to-date skills. you are expected to manage the technical teams responsible to deliver Projects, Innovation, Infrastructure and Services to the site. then this role is just for you!


  • Work collaboratively with Operations managers to improve overall site efficiencies and reduce breakdowns through implementing UMS (Unilever Manufacturing system) for the assigned pillars.

  • Manage the department budget and work on cost optimization agenda.

  • Manage the technical teams responsible to deliver Projects, Innovation, Infrastructure and Services to the site

  • Liaison with projects team to deliver factory initiatives, innovation, and savings OTIF.

  • Create and implement plans to continuously improve site infrastructure needs such as energy, water, treatment, steam and all infrastructure services, contracts, and contractors.

  • Build and support on SHE & PSM compliance.

  • Risk Assessment – Risk & Mitigation Plan Control.

  • Build and Transform future fit maintenance Team & deploy future Engineering and digital Transformation agenda.

  • Maintain Engineering Database (Technical and Legal Requirement ).

Outputs / performance Metrics

  • ZERO TRFR, ZERO ABC incidents.

  • Delivery of Performance Metrics for PM ( Asset Reliability , MTBF , MTTR ,OLE,etc ).

  • OTIF delivery of innovations and factory transformational projects.

Key Relationships

  • Site Department Leaders / Managers.

  • Technology Managers.

  • R&D Managers.

  • Engineering Managers.

  • Engineering Contractors, Consultants and Subject Matter Experts.

  • Local regulatory / planning.


Experiences & Qualifications:


  • 5+ Years experience of Engineering/ operations management in FMCG / related Industry.

  • Significant Projects / Operation Management experience.


  • Attained Professional Engineer Status (Or member of professional institution).

  • Firsthand experience & proven track record of delivering projects and leading operation.

  • Team Management and Development capability.


  • Professional Engineering Skills ( Educated to degree standard in an engineering).

  • Project Management (Working Knowledge).

  • Maintenance Principles and Best practice (Fully Operational).

  • Budget Management (Fully Operational).


  • You are energized by delivering fantastic results. You are an example to others – both your results and your resilience. You are constantly on the lookout for better ways to do things, engaging and collaborating with others along the way.

  • As an individual you are the one responsible for your own wellbeing and delivering high standards of work. You must also focus on the Consumer and what they need. You are humble and have your head up, looking around to interpret evidence and data smartly, spot issues and opportunities to make things better.

Critical SOL (Standards of Leadership) Behaviors

  • PASSION FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE: Takes personal responsibility and accountability for execution and results. Has an owner’s mindset, using data and insight to make decisions.

  • PERSONAL MASTERY: Sets high standards for themselves. Actively builds own wellbeing and resilience.

  • CONSUMER LOVE: Whatever their role, always looks for better ways to serve consumers. Invests time inside and outside to understand the needs of consumers.

  • PURPOSE & SERVICE: Has humility, understanding that leadership is service to others, inside and outside Unilever.

  • AGILITY: Explores the world around them, continually learning and developing their skills.

Unilever embraces diversity and encourages applicants from all walks of life! This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.


Travel: required depending on project needs.

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.