WS/2509 - Training Manager - Refinery

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Training Manager - Refinery




A highly attractive TAX FREE salary is on offer dependent on skills and experience. In addition, a full Ex-Pat package is available.


Saudi Arabia, Jubail

Open To

Preference for Western Nationalities

Start Date


Interested in TAX FREE Role? One of the largest domestic Refining Company’s in Saudi seeks a Training Manager to manage and oversee the Training Department. You will be responsible for the Department’s functions and activities and ensuring that they are performed according to the overall guidelines prescribed by the HR Division. Applicants invited with a degree in Business Administration or equivalent, combined with a minimum of 10 years relevant experience, of which at least 3 should be in a supervisory position. Previous experience within the Refining Industry would be highly advantageous. Working on a Tax Free, Expat permanent role, you will be exposed to a great opportunity to develop your specific expertise working across various stakeholders on high value projects. This role is offered in adherence with Saudi Labour Law and therefore these positions are only open to Males and under the age of 58. This is a senior level role and a commensurable salary is on offer.

The Company is one of the world's largest and most technologically advanced refineries. It is a highly complex refinery at maximum crude intake as it includes (HCU) Hydrocracker Unit, (VBU) Visbreaker Unit, and Thermal Gas-Oil Unit (TGU).

Operating since the early 1980’s they have built a highly successful Company with strong values around Safety, People, Ethics and Excellence. They are ranked amongst the top leading refineries in Process Safety and Excellence worldwide and their leading edge technology boosts their international competitiveness as a firmly established pacesetter refinery. They continue on their exciting journey, with commitment and aspirations to outperform their current reputation for excellence in order to meet the challenges that lie ahead.

Jubail is a large city located in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the coast of the Persian Gulf and is easily accessible to Bahrain and Al Khobar.

This is a residential permanent position (i.e. not rotational) and the Company provides 22 – 26 days holiday (depending on grade) plus you are entitled to all of the Saudi Public holidays (circa 10 - 14 days) which provide ample time to visit family. The package is substantial, with allowances for housing / settling in / transportation, annual bonus, medical, schooling, flights home etc. The Company will organise all mobilisation / demobilisation transport.

Due to visa restrictions within Saudi, there is a preference for western nationals such as American, Canadian, Australian, Europeans etc.
Reporting to the HR General Manager, you will be responsible for:
  • Advising subordinates on Training best practices and ensuring that all adopted policies and programs are aligned with the overall Company HR strategy.
  • Overseeing the design, development and implementation of Competency Framework, Career Paths for each employee.
  • Providing technical guidance to Trainers to ensure that general and technical skills training plans and courses are effectively developed, delivered and maintained according to the best industry practices, quality standards, Company requirements and allocated budgets.
  • Ensuring the effective implementation of Training programs and making sure that all related records, manuals, templates and documentation are properly designed, communicated, maintained and updated.
  • Ensuring the effectiveness and promptness of all administrative and logistics activities associated with learning and training activities.
  • Undertaking specific initiatives and projects relating to the development and implementation of new Talent Management programs and initiatives.
  • Ensuring that all employees in the Department have an access to the right software and hardware to ensure that their tasks and activities are performed efficiently and cost effectively in coordination with the concerned IT Personnel.
  • Directing and reviewing the preparation of the (annual) departmental business, operating plans and capital expenditure budget, in alignment with the key functional goals, to meet the departmental business objectives.
  • Undertaking the collection and studying of Corrosion related “LFI’s”. Discussing them with the Inspection team to increase awareness and prevent recurrence.
  • Ensuring the business processes and work activities, relevant to the position, are executed in compliance with Company policy, procedures and best practice to achieve the business objectives in a safe, efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Leading, motivating, developing and assessing the assigned team to achieve business objectives and grow capability.
  • Keep abreast of emerging trends and technologies within your relevant field.
The successful candidate will have
  • Full time degree (no long distance learning degrees) in Business Administration or equivalent essential.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ relevant training experience essential.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ in a supervisory role essential.
  • Experience within the Refinery Industry highly advantageous.
  • Previous experience in undertaking Training Needs/Gap Analysis essential.
  • An understanding of the Kirkpatrick Model highly desired.
  • A knowledge and background in Training Effectiveness essential.
  • Proven Managerial skills – ability to manage multiple projects concurrently in a professional and timely manner essential.
  • Highly analytical and problem solving skills essential.
  • Previous experience working in Saudi or the Middle East advantageous.
  • Enthusiasm and drive to stay abreast of new trends in your field.
  • Proactive, flexible and dedicated team player, able to achieve goals.
  • Strong Personality with self-confidence
  • Enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent communication skills in English with the ability to engage and work effectively with team players from various cultures.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop good working relationships
Other Information
Package: A highly attractive TAX FREE salary is on offer dependent on skills and experience. In addition, a full Ex-Pat package is available including a range of allowances for housing, transportation, settling. Flights home per year, bonus scheme, end of service benefits, Health etc. 22-26 days holiday plus all Saudi national holidays which are circa 10-14 days.

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