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Head – Operations

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: indore
Reporting Relationship: Managing Director & CEO
Opportunities With: Our Clients

Job Purpose

  • Develop and execute strategic plans to meet production targets across all manufacturing locations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute strategic plans to meet production targets across all manufacturing locations.
  • Oversee all aspects of operations, including planning, scheduling, and resource allocation to ensure on-time delivery of high-quality products.
  • Identify opportunities for process optimization, cost reduction, and quality enhancement.
  • Lead initiatives to implement best practices and continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Collaborate with procurement and logistics teams to streamline supply chain operations and minimize lead times.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the operations and manufacturing team, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and accountability.
  • Ensure a safe working environment by enforcing safety protocols and compliance with relevant regulations and standards.
  • Develop and manage departmental budgets, monitor expenses, and identify opportunities for cost savings.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including sales, marketing, and R&D, to align manufacturing operations with business objectives and customer requirements.
  • Prioritize cost-cutting initiatives, given the market’s competitiveness, especially considering the low value but high-volume nature of the product.
  • Develop MIS to help company management track engineering performances related to up-times and costs.
  • Driving automation & compliance to all regulatory & statutory standard requirements.
  • Focus on Training of Skill Development of the Employees and supporting Direct Reports to achieve their KPIs.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in manufacturing to drive innovation and maintain competitive advantage.

Key Skills

  • Skilled in navigating informal cultural environments, with a successful track record of collaborating with entrepreneur-led organizations.
  • Must be able to work with ambiguity in a fast-paced environment.
  • Hands On, must be willing to roll up ones’ sleeves with strong execution capability.
  • Strategic with the ability to think long term.
  • Go-getter with a result-driven and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Strong people leader with passion for talent development & succession planning
  • Sound judgment and decision-making abilities.
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Process Driven with good analytical skills

Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Operations Management, or related field.
  • Age between 40 – 50 years
  • Proven experience in a senior leadership role within the manufacturing domain in the packaged food industry
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing processes, including automation, quality control, and supply chain management.

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