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18/05 Tejesvi Dhankhar
Talent Acquisition Manager & India Campus Lead at PepsiCo India

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PepsiCo - Associate Director - Plant Operations (10-20 yrs)

Kolkata Job Code: 822898

Associate Director SC Operations - Kolkata (Diversity)



- Lead the factory and team to meet the Supply Chain commitment in the most competitive manner in terms of cost, Quality, productivity and delivery by:

- Ensuring all product quality customer service and plant cost targets are met.

- Ensuring all assets (fleet and plant) are maintained to meet supply chain demands.

- Ensuring all regulatory/local government /local union policies are met.

- To deliver Annual Operating Plan (Product Availability, Quality, Cost, Productivity, Safety & Sustainability and Morale) and Profit Improvement Plan for the Plant.

- Lead the Plant Team and implement best practice tools (M&W / TPM / ISO / ODS / I2 / DW) in alignment with the MU / BU Strategic Priorities and drive operational excellence processes by coaching and guiding the Plant team, such that the desired process improvements towards world class performance are continually achieved and sustained.

- Ensure adequate wiring and connect with the local stake holders and compliance to the regulatory / local government / local union policies and applicable statutory requirements.


- Environment Management / Statutory Compliance

- Ensure good relations with and project a positive image in the environment through the CSR - PWP Platform.

- Ensure that all Regulatory and Statutory requirements are complied with. In case of any actual / potential non compliance, escalate the matter to and be guided by the BU Legal Team.

Product Availability :

- Ensure Service Levels to the Market - ensure that manufacturing / warehousing and the primary logistics activities are carried out in a safe environment and as per PepsiCo quality / hygiene standards to optimally meet Sales / Supply chain requirements (I2 SCP-PP compliance).

- Ensure material availability - items are purchased from BU approved vendors at approved prices;

- Both Local and BU approved procurement should comply with the P2P process.

- Upgrade the production capability of the factory - in line with the Strat Plan and AOP to handle higher complexity in a highly dynamic external environment ( Pack mix / Volumes)

- Integrated Quality & Food Safety

- Ensure compliance to the PI / BU Guidelines and standards on Quality and Food Safety in

- Manufacturing function / processes

- Drive quality through demonstrated values & behaviour and institutionalised management system review processes. Ensure that the Plant performance remains OOR in Food Safety and meets the minimum mandates (GQA + AIB ) at all times

- Implement 3 D Quality Reporting and Improvement monitoring systems.

Safety & Sustainability :

- Champion the deployment of PepsiCo Safety and Sustainability standards through demonstrated values & behaviour and institutionalised management system review processes.

- Ensure continuous improvement in safety and sustainability KPIs in line with the BU / MU Priorities towards world class

- Manufacturing linked KPI - LTIR / Water usage / FO Usage / Bev Power

Asset Care:

- Champion an overall asset effectiveness program - A. ensure proper maintenance of plant utilities, plant equipment, civil and other plant assets. B. Corrective Maintenance / Upgrade to higher levels of productivity & reliability; Project Management of all Site Based / Led Projects.

Cost Effectiveness :

- Drive the cost review process to ensure tight control on cost and deliver on plan performance for Manufacturing C2C / Case (VMOH + FMOH); DMC (% Yields, Usage Variance); Utility KPIs

- Benchmark with best in class and drive the cost productivity / value optimization agenda and the annual Profit Improvement Plan for the Plant.

- Optimize Line Productivity - for the Plant Manufacturing Lines

- Total Plant Productivity - Ensure manning to template to optimize Total Plant Productivity

- Direct Material Cost Usage Variance - Cost optimization on raw materials, packaging by reducing wastages

- VMOH Usage Variance - Cost optimization on Utilities / C&C / Overtime / Variable Labor

Core Business Processes :

- Ensure compliance to the Plant Standard Operating Procedures and Business Controls

- Environment for the Plant Processes.

- Ensure data integrity and reporting timeliness of M&W KPMs / measure up data

- Lead the M&W and TPM Journey of the Plant

- Identify recurring problems at the plant for improvement - specifically lead continual improvement projects at the shop floor by leading the focused improvement pillar of the TPM journey.

People Agenda :

Work Environment - Create an inclusive and cherishing work environment through:

Diversity Hiring - Identify opportunity through process and work mapping & implement actions

Occupational Health Survey - Identify opportunities to improve OHS Score and implement actions

Work Life Balance - Champion work life balance through demonstrated values & behaviour

Health & Wellness - Sponsor the Health & Wellness agenda at the Plant

Employee Relations - Maintain harmonious and productive ER with Associates on the shop floor

Talent Development :

- Carry out people resource planning and secure manning approval in AOP process

- Hire / Fire Frontline Performers (associates) & L1-L5 executives to AOP sanctioned numbers

- Drive plant level People Planning Process - Identify high performers and provide them a challenging work environment so as to retain them

- Champion the skill & capability building process to ensure adequate pool of trained and competent person to man the plant operations and adequate bench strength through multi skilling.

- Drive Core HR Processes Execution at the Plant - PMP / CDAP / People Planning

Experience and Qualification :

- Graduate Engineer (Mechanical or Chemical) with 8/10 years of experience in a manufacturing set up

- Headed a plant independently for minimum 2 years

- Exposure, preferably to products and processes, Packaging equipment- s, Finishing lines would be an additional advantage

- The candidate should be adept in handling the complexity of the heavy engineering industry with manufacturing strategy development and Quality Assurance systems

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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