Plant Operations Manager

from 12 to 15 year(s) of Experience
1,00,000 - 1,50,000 P.A.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

Operations Management:

Responsible for Factory operations management encompassing production & engineering management, quality management, inventory management and control, warehousing, project management.

Conduct Capacity Planning, Executing and Reviewing the agreed Production Plan to meet monthly S&OP targets & financially achieve business goals.

Ensure efficiency of man, machine and material resources to meet the desired targets.

Manage overall costs including equipment efficiencies, waste, direct labour and materials.

Maintain and improve performance of the unit on a continuous basis including cost analysis and monitoring of processes.

Production Planning:

Engage in the Sales & Operational Planning process to coordinate with other functional areas and ensure customer service levels are met

Coordinate the raw material & packing material inventory process with Inventory Manager and Purchasing department

Manage all work according to packing schedule and maintain an inventory of materials and completion of all projects with required time frame.

Develop Master Production Plan based on customer orders and material availability.

Plan production line shifts based on capacity and demand analysis.

Ensure despatches of consignments as per monthly export schedules & without delay.

Liaise with export team to coordinate dispatch shipments.

Strategy Deployment:

Ensure Strategic alignment of Plant operations with business goals, ensure adequate capacity build up ahead of business need.

Drive quality, process change and Lean initiatives to ensure sustained profitable operations in the unit.

Liaise with corporate teams like supply chain, sales & marketing, finance, HR & also with Govt. officials, trade unions, venders etc. to ensure smooth run of daily operations.

Must have worked in any organization where independent initiatives have taken for setting & improvisation of systems & processes

Adherence to Standards:

Ensure compliance to applicable statutory requirements at factories.

Standardize new products on shop floor along with Technical Function.

Responsible for occupational health of the plant.

People Development:

Build positive employee relationship, & ensure customer responsive working environment.

Monitor & review the performance of the Team.

Lead direct reports to develop and understand their KPIs & accordingly review their performance in co-ordination with HR.

Strong team leadership skills to lead, motivate, coach and manage a team.

Coordinate with HR department to arrange various trainings on required areas.


Ensure daily ERP data entry is happening & verify the same on daily basis to reflect operating performance.

Lead daily stand-up meetings with direct reports and other departments.

Periodically meet with leadership team to discuss practical ways to improve operating performance.

Actively identify and solve problems through structured root cause analysis.

Complete tasks as per allocated completion date.

Take responsibility for voicing and acting on issues and concerns

Provide on-the-job coaching and mentoring to direct reports.

Desired Candidate Profile

Should be good at People Management Skills.

Should be a Self-Motivator.

Strong presentation & communication - verbal & written.

Strong planning & organizing skills.

Strong team leadership skills to lead, motivate, coach and manage a team.

Strong interpersonal skills to work with internal teams and external suppliers and customers.

A fast & creative problem solver.

Perks and Benefits

Role:Factory Head

Salary: 1,00,000 - 1,50,000 P.A.

Industry:FMCG, Foods, Beverage

Functional Area:Production, Manufacturing, Maintenance

Role Category:Production/Manufacturing/Maintenance

Employment Type:Full Time, Permanent


UG:B.Tech/B.E. in Electrical, Electronics/Telecommunication, Automobile, Instrumentation, Mechanical,B.A in Any Specialization



Company Profile

Western India Cashew Company Pvt Ltd.

We are a proud inheritor of the legacy of Dhanalaxmi Vilas Cashew Company, founded in 1932 by "Wender" Krishna Pillai, a celebrated pioneer of the Indian cashew industry.

We are a third generation business, backed by strong family traditions of honesty, integrity, values and relevance to society.

Nuts are recognized as a healthy super-food and we are excited to delight the world with tasty and healthy nut-based food-products.

WICC has developed the packaging system, which is now the industry standard and won the National Award for packaging design and development from the Indian Institute of Packaging in 2001.The factory in Kerala has the most modern machineries in the industry and its packing center is ISO9002 certified one of the first in the industry. The company is also awarded by international certifications like BRC (British Retail Consortium), HALAL, KOSHER etc.

WICC is having its manufacturing units in KERALA & TAMILNADU with a diverse workforce of around 450.

Our Mission - Deliver high quality edible nuts to the world ethically, and at good


Our Vision – To be the preferred supplier of nuts to the world.

Our Raison d'tre (Philosophy of existence and Purpose)

To contribute to building a world where tasty delights complement a healthy lifestyle, by creating and providing convenient, tasty, healthy and affordable nut-based foods.

Our Operations Philosophy -

Safety, Quality, Innovation, Productivity, Speed and Excitement

* SAFETY of employees, customers, products, factory, neighbors and environment.

* QUALITY in every step of every process, ensured by proper training, communication and feedback.

* INNOVATION to create new "wow" experiences for our customers and consumers.

* PRODUCTIVITY by continuously reducing wastage of materials, machinery, and effort, and by updating technology and improving processes.

* SPEED through planned performance and every process being supplied its inputs of the requisite quality on time and supplying its succeeding process on time.

* EXCITEMENT by striving to learn every day; by understanding our work, doing it well and challenging expectations; by helping each other to improve and achieve more every day.

Our Customer Philosophy -

To contribute to our customers' happiness, success and profitability by understanding, respecting and exceeding their delivery and quality expectations including provision of tasty, healthy, safe and affordable foods to their consumers.

Our Employee philosophy -

To foster a relationship of fairness and mutual respect, where employees develop personally while contributing to the Company's objectives including delivery, profitability and growth.

Our employees should obtain happiness and fulfilment through producing convenient, tasty, healthy, safe and affordable foods.

Company Info
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Contact Company:Western India Cashew Company Pvt Ltd.

Address:XIV/31, 32,,Western India Cashew Company Private L, imited,P.B. No. 75, Beach Road,Kollam, , Kollam, Kerala, India