Primary Roles and Responsibilities:
Interact with the teams across the other plants in India & globally for formulation of the business plan and to achieve strategic project deadlines and budget.
Define, Structure and Implement Global systems and best practices to enhance growth.
Constantly manage and monitor manufacturing strategy, Make or Buy decisions, capital spending, 3rd Party Contracting and Manufacturing footprint optimization through the various plants to ensure better than expected financial yield on the business plan.
Lead and drive Manufacturing Strategy, keeping a micro view on the bottom lines.
Foster strong financial planning and analysis on the business plans and take manufacturing strategy implementation decisions based on the same.
Lead a cross-functional team of cost-out leaders, engineers and supply chain leads to reduce cost for different products and result in annual P&L margin expansion.
The role also includes the following:
Maintain Quotation support and Plant sourcing strategies for all product lines and customer groups as required and facilitate deviations and revisions as required to support operational excellence.
Develop a Footprint Strategy to support the Business profile in order to serve the global vehicle market customers.
Conduct and support special studies through the strategic approval process, implement significant restructuring actions and Minimize & manage risks.
Deliver approved footprint projects through Detailed Planning and Program delivery Phases to achieve highest level of Customer Satisfaction and meet or exceed business commitments / targets.
Work with the Operations team to lead, develop and manage manufacturing strategies.
Engage with the program teams to deliver quote responses and plant sourcing direction that are in line with long term footprint strategies agreed by the leadership.
Understand manufacturing processes, capacity, technologies and product experience.
Ability to manage and communicate with the Global teams remotely.
Rapid and Long term Team building and proven leadership skills in project execution and Strategic Planning Process
Ability to work to deadlines and ability to analyse complex issues.
In-depth understanding of manufacturing processes, investments and ongoing costs.
Additional Qualification in Finance or Proven track record of Financial Prowess in the Automobile / manufacturing domain would be the ideal fit for this role.
Attention to detail and ability to contemplate the effects of strategic actions.
Ability to work in a small team which can have a profound impact on the future of the organization.
Skills in Conflict management and assertiveness.