Title:  Manufacturing Strategy Consultant

Job Req ID:  11881

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Manufacturing Strategy Consultant to join our team in Global Manufacturing Excellence (GME), Saudi Aramco’s Center of Excellence for the global downstream portfolio.

Your primary role as a Manufacturing Strategy Consultant, reporting to GME’s Manufacturing Oversight & Coordination department is to play a pivotal role in operationalizing GME’s strategy by designing and prioritizing value-adding programs aimed at enhancing the operational performance of the Saudi Aramco’s downstream assets, including refineries and petrochemical plants (wholly owned and affiliates). Your insights and recommendations will play a crucial role in setting the course of the GME organization, ultimately enhancing the overall operational performance of the downstream portfolio.

Key Responsibilities

You are expected to be able to perform the following:
    Lead, develop, and manage the GME Strategic value-driven roadmap
    Develop comprehensive manufacturing strategies leveraging portfolio prioritization and value mapping
    Understand business strategy priorities and coordinate cascading of business strategic objectives into manufacturing objectives and KPIs
    Contribute to the regular development and update of the manufacturing strategy, in coordination with the development and deployment of the various Manufacturing Excellence programs (e.g., reliability, maintenance, equipment care)
    Manage stakeholder engagement initiatives and communications on strategic initiatives
    Coordinate governance bodies including pre-board evaluations and advisory services
    Conduct feasibility assessments and business case development for expansion opportunities
    Advise affiliates boards management on manufacturing optimization programs
    Monitor GME programs roll out and report to senior leadership on progress towards key strategic objectives
    Conduct research of industry trends related to manufacturing excellence and translate insights into strategic levers and initiatives that can be integrated in Manufacturing Excellence Programs
    Codify knowledge regarding best practices in manufacturing strategy, promote knowledge sharing via Community of Practices and contribute to the continuous enhancement of the Manufacturing Excellence programs


Minimum Requirements

As the successful candidate you will hold Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Operations Management or a related field. An advanced degree (MBA or Finance) is preferable. 

You will have a minimum of ten years of experience in manufacturing strategy consulting or in corporate strategic planning.

    You will be able to demonstrate expertise in portfolio management, business case development, and manufacturing operations  
    You will have experience leading cross-functional initiatives and managing high-level stakeholder relationships
    You will be able to demonstrate success developing and implementing strategic roadmaps
    You have the ability to translate strategic vision into action through structured process facilitation
    You have strong communication, collaboration, and project management skills


Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.


Country/Region:  SA