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12/08 Venugopal KB
Founder & CEO at Smart Talent Consulting Services Private Limited

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Regional Operations Head - Automotive Components Manufacturing Plant (18-25 yrs)

Coimbatore Job Code: 29019

Client :

Leading automotive components and precision-engineered products manufacturer HQ in South India.

The Role :

Regional Operations Head (GM Level) - Reporting to the COO

Purpose of the role :

- The Regional Operations Head is responsible for leading the strategy and execution related to customer fulfillment, budget, resource utilization, quality, delivery, and talent management, as well as fostering a strong culture.

- This individual will assume responsibility for the costs, methods, operations, safety, service levels, and quality performance for their respective locations.

- This position is responsible for leading all Plant Management in their activities to ensure each facility is delivering key metrics, operating within budget and providing a positive work environment.

- In short, this role is responsible for the P&L for the region.

Role expectations :

- Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the manufacturing plants in the region

- Collaborates with other teams to develop, implement and execute budget and business plans

- Coordinates divisional activities such as manufacturing, planning, and maintenance, to affect operational efficiency and financial performance

- Coordinates and partners with EH&S on the development of and adherence to safety and environmental practices and procedures and assumes ultimate responsibility for division safety

- Develop and define critical performance metrics to control processes, measure performance, and guide corrective action

- Reviews production planning and product mix for the region; modifies production and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance profitability at each location

- Liaise with other functional areas so as to understand all necessary aspects and needs of operational development, and to ensure they are fully informed of operational objectives, purposes, and achievements

- Responsible for the development and leadership of the region's Plant Managers, develops and motivates, monitors, and evaluates performance, coaches and counsels as necessary

- Monitors actual versus planned performance of manufacturing plants and overall regional performance; pursues and implements remedies to close any performance gaps

- Demonstrates leadership and judgment consistent with company philosophy, goals, and objectives

- Interprets and applies company policies and procedures, and ensures that established policies, rules, regulations, and procedures are followed throughout the region

- Carries out management responsibilities in accordance with company's policies and applicable laws

- Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems

The person for the role :

- Bachelor or Master's degree in Engineering with Mgmt

- 18 to 25 years Operations Management experience; in tier 1 auto component manufacturing, with at least 5 year of leadership experience in multi plant and multi product environment.

- Lean experience, budget, operations setup, and management

- Solid understanding of production outputs, budget spending, labor efficiency material efficiency, lean manufacturing principles, and effective personnel utilization

- Excellent interpersonal and communications skills to interact with other business units, employees, and outside vendors

- Proven project management, time management, and leadership skills as well as problem-solving and decision-making skills

- Successful experience with managing and developing talent and building a strong team to improve organizational capability

- Extensive knowledge of operations management practices and methods including Operational Excellence tools.

- Ability to develop and deliver communications and presentations both up and down organizational levels

- Develops compelling communications and positions in order to persuade, influence, and impact others

- Effectively navigate through complex situations, both internal and external, that may require multiple decision-makers

- Able to work in an environment with multiple accountabilities and multiple internal customers

- Can establish both tactical and strategic plans and ensure successful execution

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