Plant Manager@Cepheid LocationBangalore, Karnataka, India

Plant Manager
Cepheid LocationBangalore, Karnataka, India CategoryManufacturing & Operations Job IdR1102420



Key Responsibilities:

1 30-day Job and 1 30-day Career Ad Network ($425)

 Setting up and managing a greenfield plant to achieve the project and production goals
 Ensure that the production unit and products meet costumer, quality, legal and regulatory requirements
 Ensure maximum utilization of the plant assets and responsible for forecasts and budget
 Executes business plan and contributes to the development of the company and functional strategy
 Provide leadership to senior managers and develop the organization by owning the people agenda

 Work closely with functional leads from quality, regulatory, EHS, production, supply chain, warehouse, logistics, purchasing, process engineering to maintain timely and compliant production
 Apply DBS tools for continuous improvements and analyzes of performance and implement required projects
 Present India Manufacturing locally and globally and coordinate with global manufacturing sites
 Responsible for EHS for the department

– Education or Experience (in years):
• 9 + years’ multi-functional experience in a matrix production environment with deep understanding of functional nuances to run a plant and deliver on manufacturing targets
• 5 + years working in regulated businesses (ISO, FDA)
• 5 + years leadership experience and documented training
• 3 + years’ experience of lean principles and implementation
• Graduate or Post Graduate Degree (B.Sc., B.Tech., M.Sc., M.Tech., MBA etc)

Knowledge and skills:
• General Profile
o Manages professional associates and/or supervisors
o Has accountability for the performance and results of a team
o Develops and execute departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges
o Decisions and problem solving are guided by policies, procedures and business plans
• Functional Knowledge
o Excellent experience from automated and manual manufacturing in India
o Strong lean production experience
o Hands on experience related to all aspects of running a plant
• Business Understanding
o Applies understanding of the business and how own area integrates with others to achieve departmental objectives
o Ability to bring down cost of goods sold through deep financial understanding of the plant operations with equally strong focus on quality and safety
• Leadership
o Strong people manager with high understanding of organizations and company culture
o Excellent leadership skills and a strong ability to engage, motivate and develop senior managers and organizations
• Problem Solving
o Identifies and drive solutions for technical and operational opportunities or issues; understands and recognizes the broader impact across the business
• Impact
o Facilitates and drive the organisations ability to achieve timely delivery of objectives
o Participates in intercompany global management team to drive strategies and priorities for the site
• Language and communication
o Excellent client-facing and communication skills in local language as well as English

Initially (12 months) the Plant Manager is required to act as a Project Lead. The Project Lead plays a key role in managing and leading the operations activities in India for the “Make in India” project. The role requires daily interaction and deep engagement with the “Make in India” project teams in Sweden and United States. The candidate will also connect with state or central government officials in India, Cepheid India representatives and other members of Danaher Opcos in India as needed.
The candidate will be the key contact in India and will drive project task and initiatives. Responsibilities include the coordination and timely completion of project tasks within budget, achieving agreed project targets. The project lead will oversee all local aspects of the project, set deadlines, assign responsibilities and monitor and summarize progress of the project. The function will report to the PM lead in Sweden.
• Responsible for developing and managing the India activities in the project, ensuring that projects/tasks are delivered on time, within scope and within budget
• On a regular basis report project status
• Be responsible for securing project resources and cross-functional management of resources within the organization, coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects

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