Plant Director

Other, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Consumer Goods

Executive recruitment company Monroe Consulting Group’s Consumer Goods Division is recruiting on behalf of a multinational company within the FMCG industry. Our esteemed client incorporates Automation processes in Food Manufacturing to deliver the best quality food available whilst maximising efficiency.

Reporting to the CEO, the Plant General Manager will be responsible to manage the day-to-day plant operations and provide strategic leadership to the organisation.

Job responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, direct and run optimum day-to-day operations to exceed our customers’ expectations 
  • Increase production, assets capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards 
  • Be responsible for production output, product quality and on-time shipping 
  • Allocate resources effectively and fully utilize assets to produce optimal results 
  • Implement strategies in alignment with strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus 
  • Monitor operations and trigger corrective actions 
  • Share a trusting relationship with workgroup and recruit, manage and develop plant staff 
  • Collect and analyze data to find places of waste or overtime 
  • Commit to plant safety procedures 
  • Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets 
  • Address employees’ issues or grievances and administer collective bargaining agreements 
  • Influence and learn from below 
  • Stay up to date with latest production management best practices and concepts

Job requirements:

  • Willing to relocate with family to New Zealand 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related fields 
  • Prior work experience in Food Manufacturing, particularly Extrusion process 
  • Proven managerial experience 
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing, ideally Lean Six Sigma Black Belt 
  • Adequate knowledge of business and management principles (budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation and human resources) 
  • Familiarity with industry standard equipment and technical expertise 
  • Be knowledgeable of safety, quality, productivity, demand creation, inventory and stewardship processes 
  • Good Business English, verbal and written 
  • Strong team building, decision-making and people management skills
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