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December 17, 2018

KSA Salary Guide 2019 - Manufacturing & Supply Chain

“With the rise in the oil price, the Kingdom’s GDP is positively affected. This not only increases the opportunity for foreign direct investments, it also enhances the level of optimism organisations have about the future.”

KSA Salary Guide 2019 - Manufacturing & Supply Chain
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The Kingdom is on the lookout for talent with international experience.

With the rapid industrial development in Saudi and the aim to fulfil Vision 2030, the access to highly technical professionals is a challenging task for Employers. There is always a difficulty finding qualified procurement, supply chain, production and engineering professionals who can add value and enhance an organisations operational processes end-end. As techniques such as Lean, Six Sigma, TPM, WCM, Kaizen, VSM and OEE are more advanced in the Western manufacturing environments, the Kingdom is on the lookout for talent with a continuous improvement mindset, international exposure, and a proven record of accomplishments in cost savings, lean implementation, waste reduction, process efficiency, and machinery effectiveness.

With the rise of oil to an average of $71 in 2018, the industry is gaining strength and optimism.

With the rise in the oil price, the Kingdom’s GDP is positively affected. This not only increases the opportunity for foreign direct investments, it also enhances the level of optimism organisations have about the future as they are expecting the workplace to become more stable with a lower turnover rate.

The Kingdom is considered a game changer for continuous improvement.

Premium talent across production, maintenance, engineering, procurement, supply chain, distribution, and logistics functions were in high demand this year, and we expect this trend to continue throughout 2019. Businesses are investing heavily in continuous improvement tools, unrivaled resources, and advanced techniques in order to adapt quicker to technological advancements, drive quality and sustain their competitiveness in a dynamic and saturated marketplace. Employers in the Kingdom seek to attract employees that are Western-educated for senior leadership roles, however see the value in hiring talent that have some professional experience working in the GCC.

Effective employee engagement and L&D are key elements that help to attract and retain employees.

We envisage an increasing number of organisations will seek to invest further in their employees' professional development plans, and expect this to be at the heart of talent management in 2019. A key motivator for candidates is a position that offers unique career and learning prospects for professional development. In addition, the culture, values, vision, and mission of the organisation are also key factors for prospective employees when considering new career opportunities. Candidates are looking for long-term incentives that intrinsically motivate them, which must go beyond financial gratification if Employers seek to retain their best talent. An increasing number of organisations are working with consulting partners to develop sophisticated and advanced training programs and workshops to ensure employees feel valued, and are constantly enhancing their knowledge, skills and capabilities.

MANUFACTURING

TITLE

MIN

MAX

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

15,000

21,000

Master Black Belt

17,000

28,000

Operations Manager

25,000

40,000

Production Manager

25,000

32,000

Production Supervisor

8,000

15,000

Continuous Improvement Manager

15,000

20,000

Plant / Factory Manager

26,000

38,000

Quality Engineer Assurance and Control

12,000

15,000

Quality Manager Assurance and Control

22,000

27,000

HSE Engineer

12,000

16,000

HSE Manager

18,000

28,000

Process Development Manager

23,000

34,000

Process Innovation Manager

17,000

22,000

Process Engineer

11,000

14,000

Manufacturing Engineer

11,000

14,000

Head of R&D

33,000

45,000

Civil Engineer

8,000

15,000

Design Engineer

8,000

15,000

Maintenance Engineer

9,000

13,000

Maintenance Manager

18,000

27,000

Mechanical Engineer

9,000

12,000

Electrical Engineer

9,000

13,000

General Manager

53,000

75,000

Chief Production Officer

65,000

80,000

Operations Director

77,000

110,000

Managing Director

94,000

130,000

 

SUPPLY CHAIN

TITLE

MIN

MAX

Supply Chain Director

45,000

65,000

Supply Chain Manager

23,000

37,000

Demand/Supply Planner

10,000

15,000

Demand/Supply Planning Manager

20,000

25,000

Materials Engineer

9,000

13,000

Materials Manager

15,000

24,000

Procurement Director

47,000

68,000

Procurement Manager

22,000

35,000

Category Manager

19,000

24,000

Buyer

9,000

12,000

General Manager

58,000

90,000

Operations Manager

19,000

35,000

Logistics Manager

15,000

25,000

Warehouse Supervisor

8,000

12,000

Warehouse Manager

14,000

19,000

Senior Contracts Engineer

14,000

22,000

Contracts Manager

24,000

29,000

Bid Manager

17,000

25,000

Trade Compliance Manager

18,000

36,000

Monthly salaries in Saudi Riyals (SAR). Salaries provided are exclusive of any bonus, guaranteed or otherwise. 

Please click here to view the full salary guide for this sector.

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