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President Operations

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Pune
Reporting Relationship: Managing Director


  • Manage and deliver on customer expectations on quality, cost and timelines.
  • Planning and implementing modern manufacturing practices e.g. – Lean, Six Sigma, kaizen
  • APQP (Advanced Product Quality Process) – Should have proven ability to work as per customers APQP and clear understanding of quality steps required at every stage.
  • Value engineering concepts
  • Product application mindset beyond the standalone product offering
  • Hands on experience in volume production practices
  • Exposure to processes like stamping, machining, welding, surface treatments like painting and plating, lean design of special purpose machines etc.
  • Problem solving approach preferably in 6 Sigma
  • Management of Quality issues and resolution with OEMs / Tier-1, Domestic as also export customers
  • Well-versed with modern management tools for manufacturing excellence including Lean Manufacturing, TQM, TPM implementation.
  • Responsible as a profit center head controlling PQCDSME
  • Good understanding of costing
  • Good team leader – high on empathy
  • Effective management skill at Corporate and Plant level
  • Value driven and performance led manager
  • Leadership development of existing high potential talent
  • Conflict management
  • Thought leadership and execution through management by exception

Candidate Profile

  • Engineer/ Preferably Post Graduate MBA in Operations Management / Industrial Engineering
  • Overall experience of 20 -24 years with a few years in the automotive ancillaries manufacturing domain
  • Minimum 5 years of experience having managed multiple plant operations of minimum INR 500 Crores value
  • Age Profile – 46 Years to 52 years
  • Ability to deep dive into situations
  • Proactive – on operational as also people related matters
  • Complete ownership of the function with end to end responsibility
  • Questioning status quo and working on improvement across the function
  • Building further processes into the operations to drive productivity and optimize efficiencies
  • Ability to manage multiple plants / multiple locations
  • Inclusive leader commanding respect from the team for his knowledge and experience
  • Possessing high energy with an appetite for personal and organization growth
  • Strategic bent of mind with hands on approach
  • Confidence and capabilities to scale up the manufacturing operations as the business grows
  • Ability to manage and influence customers as and when required
  • Strong Interpersonal skills with good communication abilities
  • Proven commercial acumen and entrepreneurial approach
  • Negotiations capabilities
  • Passion and Drive to create a visible difference
  • Appetite and ability to take calculated risks
  • Multiple stakeholder management across levels
  • An equal spread of EQ and IQ

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