Head of Engineering - Gabon - Palm Oil

Gabon Permanent
  • Global player in the palm oil industry with a huge presence in Africa
  • This role will be located in a remote site situated in Mouila

About Our Client

Our client is a leading and innovative player in the Palm oil industry, committed to sustainable and responsible practices. They are responsible for producing and distributing high-quality palm oil products within Gabon and to other parts of Africa. As the organization continues to grow, they are seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to join their team as the Head of Engineering to cover their operations in Mouila, Gabon

Job Description

Reporting into the General Manager, you will be required to carry out the below duties:

  • Strategic Leadership: You provide strategic direction for the engineering department, while aligning palm oil activities with overall company objectives
  • Responsible for implementing processes to improve the optimization and efficiency of agriculture machinery and equipment
  • Develop and execute maintenance programs for machinery to minimize downtime and ensure operational reliability
  • You lead and mentor a team of engineers and technical staff
  • Develop and manage equipment budgets for engineering projects, while identifying ways to reduce machinery costs

The Successful Applicant

You bring 15 years of experience as a Head of Engineering preferably within the Palm oil or rubber industry
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field is preferred
Proven experience in an engineering leadership role within the palm oil industry is preferred
Must be familiar with engineering sites and palm oil infrastructures
Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
Excellent communication in English & French is preferred
Must be willing to relocate to Mouila

What's on Offer

Expatriate package + benefits

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Engineering & Manufacturing
Facilities Management / Technical Manager
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
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