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Associate Director, Plant Operations

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and dedicated professional to take on the role of Associate Director, Plant Operations with a globally recognised food manufacturing company that prides itself on its commitment to quality and innovation. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading all plant operations and efficiency initiatives, reporting directly to the Operations Director. This role offers the chance to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

  • Lead all plant operations and efficiency initiatives within a globally recognised food manufacturing company.
  • Report directly to the Operations Director, playing a key role in the strategic direction of the company.
  • Work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with opportunities for professional growth and development.

What you'll do:

As the Associate Director, Plant Operations, you will play a pivotal role in driving operational excellence within our organisation. You will lead daily operations management, coordinating various aspects of plant operations including production, product quality, logistics and maintenance. Your ability to plan and schedule production operations effectively will be crucial in achieving our organisational objectives. You will also be responsible for developing clear performance objectives for your team members, fostering an environment of collaboration and mutual respect. Your technical expertise will be invaluable in providing support and solutions to any production or quality issues that may arise.

  • Plan and schedule production operations, ensuring efficient use of resources.
  • Develop strategies and plans in line with organisational and financial objectives.
  • Set and control budgets, targets, and objectives (KPIs), providing regular progress reports.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory agencies and organisations, maintaining high standards of safety and quality.
  • Develop clear performance objectives for employees, ensuring roles are well-defined and understood.
  • Manage labour requirements, production planning, stock management, instrumentation calibration, and plant improvement initiatives.
  • Improve processes and policies in support of organisational goals.
  • Provide technical support and services, addressing production and quality issues as necessary.

What you bring:

The ideal candidate for this Associate Director, Plant Operations role brings a wealth of experience and a strong skill set. With a degree in Engineering, Manufacturing Management or a related field, you have spent at least 15 years honing your skills in the food manufacturing environment. Your experience includes at least five years managing plant operations, and you have a proven track record of success in this area. You are familiar with various improvement methodologies such as Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing, and you have knowledge of relevant standards including ISO9001, ISO14001, OHSAS 18001, PAS220 and ISO22000. Your computer skills are excellent, and you are proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook, Access. Above all, you are a team player with excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style.

  • Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing Management or related field of study.
  • Minimum of 15 years' work experience in the food manufacturing environment.
  • At least five years of plant operations management experience.
  • Experience handling a greenfield new plant setup project is highly preferred.
  • Strong understanding of Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, and other improvement methodologies.
  • Knowledge in ISO9001, ISO14001, OHSAS 18001, PAS220 and ISO22000.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook, Access.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a collaborative management style.

What sets this company apart:

Our client is a world-leading food manufacturer renowned internationally for their brand excellence and industry expertise. They offer an inclusive work environment that values diversity and fosters a culture of collaboration and innovation. Their commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility is evident in their operations, making them an employer of choice for professionals seeking meaningful careers.

What's next:

If you're ready to take the next step in your career with a dynamic and forward-thinking company, we want to hear from you!

Apply today by clicking on the link or send your CV to Shanggar.Marimutu@robertwalters.com.my to discuss this opportunity.

Do note that we will only be in touch if your application is shortlisted.

Agensi Pekerjaan Robert Walters Sdn Bhd
Business Registration Number : 729828-T
Licence Number : JTKSM 423C

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Engineering & Manufacturing

Focus: Manufacturing

Salary: MYR336,000 - MYR360,000 per annum + Market Aligned

Workplace Type: On-site

Experience Level: Director

Location: Kuala Lumpur

Job Reference: YCHSK6-8ED2AC54

Date posted: 23 May 2024

Consultant: Shanggar Ganesh Marimutu

Phone number: +603 2303 7043


Shanggar Ganesh Marimutu

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