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Plant Head - Production - FoodTech Startup (5-10 yrs)
Plant Head - Food tech start up
FIRM : Well funded food tech start up
LOCATION : Mumbai / Bangalore
ROLE : Plant Head / Central Kitchen Operations Head
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES :
The detailed responsibilities of the Plant Head are mentioned below:
Plant Operations: Manage operations for the entire plant to ensure 100% production targets are met and minimal wastage incurred.
- Lead & grow a direct team of 6 department heads along with 100+ individuals across different levels to coordinate the seamless plant activities.
Machinery & Equipment:
- Research about plant machinery & equipment, benchmark competition activities and accordingly upgrade the plant's production line with the most suited technology
- Ensure 100% adherence with respect to processes around - ordering, receiving, production, warehousing, dispatch, etc.
Warehousing : Manage a massive warehouse with 1000+ SKUs across categories
Cold-chain logistics: Coordinate with the in-house & outsourced cold-chain logistics team to ensure timely & systematic daily food deliveries.
Process Excellence & Automation :
- Re-engineer our existing processes to improve efficiency. Also help in automating the processes & work with tech-team to develop applications for the same.
Brand/Category/Product Launches :
- Work in tandem with the Product team and corporate chefs to launch new brands, categories & products in your city.
Supply Chain management : Own and work around the key aspects of operations - inventory planning, material procurement, vendor management, etc.
SKILLS AND PAST EXPERIENCE :
- Experience in operations/maintenance/quality/projects in core sector (Desk job candidates not preferred). Preferred sectors are civil, projects, steel, chemicals, etc for this profile. Experience of handling manpower is a must.
- Manager from a Food Processing Unit
- Must have technical knowledge of food production and food industry in general. Must have experience of handling manpower. Must be well versed in GMP, HACCP, ISO 22000, BRC etc.
- Preferred firms are Capital Foods, Del Monte, Creamica, Fun Foods, Vadilal, Tasty Bite etc
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