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Production Officer

Requisition ID 20107
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-CO1
Posting Type LI


Kerry offers the industry’s largest portfolio of Taste & Nutrition Systems and Functional Ingredients & Actives, serving the Global Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries. We work with the world’s top Retailers and Manufacturing companies to produce some of the best private-label products and tailored Food & Beverage solutions on the market. We also work with the leading Food Service chains helping to deliver appetising, relevant and innovative custom solutions, using our expertise in new product development, production and commercialisation.


Our Values:      Courage | Enterprising Spirit | Inclusiveness | Open-mindedness | Ownership


About the Role:


Kerry-Aatco's manufacturing site in Saudi Arabia is located at 2nd Industrial Estate, Jeddah.

Due to an expansion at our factory, we are currently sourcing for an experienced Production Officer to be responsible for the day-to-day plant production operations and the achievement of the production plan. We will be moving to a pattern of 3 shifts (7am-4pm; 4pm - 11pm; 11pm - 7am), with shifts rotating every 2 weeks, so the flexiblity to work in this rotating shift pattern is essential. Applicants need to have a minimum of 2 years' of production experience in a Food Manufacturing company, and must have previous experience supervising teams of Operators and Senior Operators.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Control production process and communicate with related departments (like Maintenance, Quality, Supply Chain, etc.) to ensure a smooth production run.
  • Work together with the Production Scheduler to arrange and review production schedule / planning for effective and efficient production process.
  • Control and monitor daily production activities to reach target quality and quantity. Make sure that all activities are aligned with our systems and processes.
  • Protect the confidentiality of formula / batch sheets and equipment belong to the Company.
  • Take part in regular meetings with the maintainance team to review machine and equipment issues.
  • Make sure all standard operating procedures and work Instructions are followed.
  • Ensure safe working procedures are followed in the process / finishing plant and warehouse.
  • Ensure plant efficiency and ensure yields are achieved.
  • Ensure that your subordinates (senior operators & operators) receive sufficient training for their roles on processes / products (especially GMP / Food Safety, SOP / WI etc).
  • Lead in the development of new products / processes (NPI) as well as plant optimisation and improvement and coordinate with R&D team.
  • Ensure communications from management are cascaded to your team / relevant parties.
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities to improve the manufacturing process through efficient operations and cost control. Focus areas for improvement could include Production Downtime Management; Scheduling and Production Process; People and Shift Management; WIP / Silo Management; and CIP & COP Procedures (managing cleaning schedule & times).

Qualifications and Skills:


  • Minimum Diploma in Engineering or related
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in a production role in Food Manufacturing environment. Experience in dry blending is highly desirable.
  • Have good knowledge of GMP, AIB, etc. 
  • Experience with SAP is a major advantage. Proficency in MS Office is essential.
  • Good command of English (written and verebal) and Arabic

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