Head Manufacturing Operations-FMCG- Gujarat

Gujarat Permanent
  • An opportunity to be the Operations Manager for a Greenfield Site
  • Ensure Operational Requirements are built into Design

About Our Client

  • Our client is a Multi-Billion Global FMCG player with presence in more than 50+ countries across the globe and dedicated manufacturing facilities and R&D Centre in India

Job Description

  • In project design phase, provide input to User Requirement Specifications development by identifying local site operational needs and constraints. Integrate Operational Excellence strategies and Industry 4.0 capabilities into design. Ensure that the best practices are included in equipment, flow and space design requirements so that the new facility can start with excellence.
  • Analyze workflow, remove bottlenecks, and setup best practices from Commissioning and Qualification phase. Ensure strict adherence to manufacturing instructions, maintaining a high level of accuracy throughout the project phase to have optimal performance in the ongoing operations.
  • Coordinate ongoing product/process permits & licenses with the project manager, quality manager and the regulatory team.
  • Coordinate/manage the staffing, hiring and training process of all of the operations associates in partnership with HR, conduct TT&T (Technology Training and Transfer) to ensure all factory staff are hired, trained and certified, all materials available for trials during start-up phase, deliver safe and fast product qualification, achieve sustainable performance.
  • Ensure Raw/Pack/consumables materials availability and production planning during start-up phase.
  • Ensure a proactive and effective handover of the project to the operational team including the final Manufacturing dossier (MD).

The Successful Applicant

  • Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, or related field.
  • Should have 10-15 years of work experience in a similar manufacturing role (Production manager) and have experience of startup of Greenfield/Brown field execution.
  • Highly developed ability to maintain a safe working environment through proper housekeeping (5 S) with safety practices, highly developed ability to ensure working relationships are harmonious and are focused on achieving common objectives, highly developed ability to train, to coach people in collaboration with Factory HR.
  • Excellent knowledge of TPM, manufacturing best practices, operational excellence, productivity tools, and quality standards.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams of the project and maintaining attention to required details for setting up best in class technologies.
  • Proficient in relevant manufacturing software's.
  • Well-documented experience as a specialist within the key area(s) for the function. Preferably line experience within the relevant product area(s).
  • Pride in contributing to the reputation and the performance of the Company, personal relations based on trust and mutual respect. This implies a sociable attitude towards others, combined with an ability to communicate openly and frankly and leading to positive work culture.

What's on Offer

  • Leadership Role
  • Market Leading Compensation
Quote job ref
JN-032024-6369915

Job summary

Function
Engineering & Manufacturing
Sub Sector
Manufacturing operations
What is your area of specialisation?
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
Location
Gujarat
Job Type
Permanent
Job Reference
JN-032024-6369915

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