Plant Head/ Manager - Contineous Process - FMCG Industry

Confidential
  • Chennai
  • Confidential
  • 14-24 years
  • 2608 Views
  • 29 Jul 2016
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  • Production/ Manufacturing/ Engineering, Quality Control - Product/ Process

  • FMCG/ Foods/ Beverages
Job Description

Note : Must be from high speed processing plants.

Job Summary:

Promoting and providing an environment, which will stimulate every team member to make their fullest contribution to ensure the maximum safety, quality production and environmental standards are, as a minimum met.

KEY ACTIVITIES / RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting directly to the MD responsible for the meeting of the plants business plan/budget.
Responsible for environmental, health and safety management and legislative compliance in his plant and the promotion of Continuous Improvement initiatives.
Raw material costs make up in excess of 80% of total manufacturing costs and spoilage is therefore a major measure of control.
The Plant Manager forms a vital part of the management team. He is involved in the preparation and presentation of formal budgets, interpreting BCAMEA business objects into local key performance indicators (KPIs) as well as the formulation of capital expenditure proposals. He is ultimately held responsible for the achievement of planned volumes within an agreed cost.
The position plays a pivotal role within the company and the job holder is heavily involved in sales liaison meetings, especially those involving CTS and QC functions, but there are occasional other meetings with customers, either to consider new designs or to review specific problems.

There are regular meetings with other Plant Managers, so as to encourage the interchange of best practices amongst the various plants. The Plant Manager naturally takes a close interest in controlling labour costs, especially those variable elements such as shift and overtime premiums. He has a front line role in establishing and maintaining satisfactory industrial relationships. His other major concern is with the monitoring of raw material wastage and the improvement of utilisation
His greatest challenge is to maintain product quality under the pressures of volume and cost exerted from the market place.

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES

Co-ordinate the activities of the various plant functions to ensure the most effective utilisation of resources: plant, material and people

Achievement of the production plan to acceptable quality standards at minimum cost, specifically to motivate employees towards higher quality levels of finished products.
3. Continually review plants, methods and efficiency, ensuring modifications to equipment/methods are in accordance with company standards including environmental, health and safety.
4. Continually strive for improvements in material utilisation and the reduction of spoilage.

Introduction of cost reduction/continuous improvement programs/process.
6. Promotion of stable employee relations by active involvement in people aspects of his subordinate organization, including regular communication meetings.
7. Involvement in the preparation of yearly budgets and subsequent actions to achieve budgets and the company targets.
8. Co-ordination with Head Office departments in order to continuously improve environmental, health and safety performance, keep costs low (purchasing, new products, inventory levels) and to satisfy customer requirements (quality, shipments and production schedules).

9. The Plant Manager shall:

ensure the Plant Environmental Policy is appropriate; Comply with Companys Integrated Management Systems (ISO9001 / ISO14001 / OHSAS18001) & BRC/IoP standard.

ensure that all levels of management and staff carry out the duties placed upon them by legislation;
agree as appropriate the introduction of new methods, or systems to prevent environmental damage;
ensure that environmental training courses and programs are put into effect and continuously reviewed, revised and maintained;
contribute, as appropriate, to the Management Review Process.

The Plant Manager will act as the Business Continuity Plan Co-coordinator. In addition to the administrative responsibilities the BCP Co-coordinator will manage and direct the recovery efforts within the plant and liaise with the sector BCP Co-coordinator.

CAPABILITY REQUIREMENTS OF THE ROLE

Degree in Technical or Business Studies Discipline
Preferably a post-graduate diploma (e.g. MBA, MSc Manufacturing science)
A manufacturing background in a high speed, high volume continuous process
Successful track record in man management in combination with proven record of task achievement
Problem solving & total quality skills
Good understanding of modern lean manufacture technique - SMED, Kaizen 5S, Kanban, Structured Problem
Solving, TPM/OEE, SPC, 6 Sigma etc.
Experience in handling industrial relations issues
A management style heavily orientated to training and coaching
Good computer skills ability to manage via computerized data
Fluent English

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

Problem solving / total quality skills
A manufacturing background in a high speed, high volume continuous process
Successful track record in man management
Experience in handling industrial relations issues
Good understanding of modern lean manufacture technique - SMED, Kaizen 5S, Kanban, Structured Problem Solving, TPM/OEE, SPC, 6 Sigma etc.
Proven record of achievement
A management style heavily orientated to training and coaching
Good computer skills ability to manage via computerized data