Plant Manager

Job type:Permanent
Expertise:Production & Manufacturing
Salary:150 - 200k
Job published:3/30/2023
Job ID:V-39364

Our client is a multinational manufacturing company in Thailand that specialises in animal health and nutrition, particularly food palatability. The company is always innovating and introducing new products and services. They have a reputation for research expertise, excellent technical support, and unparalleled customer service. We are looking to hire a Plant Manager who will direct the processes and personnel required for the manufacturing and distribution of company products. This is an integral leadership role for driving operational excellence in the key focus areas of safety, quality, delivery, cost, productivity, and growth. The successful candidate will serve as a visible leader to the local workforce and overall business, championing process improvements and setting an environment and culture of accountability and ownership from the shop floor to the leadership team.

This is a fantastic opportunity to become a part of a diverse team and have a real opportunity to influence the company’s operations in Thailand and throughout the region.

Responsibilities ;

  • Start-up leader, responsible for setting and executing a factory start-up plan
  • Approve machine and equipment after commissioning, prior to hand-over
  • Direct and coordinate the operation teams (production, warehouse, engineering, and maintenance) to deliver customer orders, volume requirements, safety and quality targets
  • Oversee the deployment and execution of company manufacturing policies, procedures, and processes
  • Supervise safety, quality, complete and on-time delivery, and cost controls
  • Work with partners within the regional business and global supply chain on material usage, storage, capacity planning and production scheduling needs, and other key processes
  • Drive overall process improvement
  • Lead the company’s safety programme, ensure that maintainence and safety issues are identified and resolved quickly
  • Provide leadership and support in the areas of food safety and sanitation
  • Responsible for improving efficiency, quality, safety, equipment performance
  • Analyse and resolve work problems or issues, either with process or personnel; mentor supervisory staff
  • Meet all quality and food safety compliance obligations
  • Participate in Kaizen events; sponsor events that lead to facility process improvement
  • Supervise the plant’s leadership team in all areas of operations
  • Work closely with Quality, Regulatory, HR, Planning, Engineering and commercial functions
  • This position reports to the Commercial Lead, Asia-Pacific and has a dotted line to the Vice President of Global Operations in the USA

Requirements ;

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Operations Management, or related field
  • 10 or more years of related experience in manufacturing operations
  • Experience working for international/global organisations with a Matrix reporting structure
  • Experience in supply chain management for product delivery to local and international customers
  • Fluent in Thai and English, both written and spoken
  • Experience in the food, flavour, or animal feed industries
  • Experience in Kaizen, operational excellence, Lean/Six Sigma, or business operating systems with heavy process orientation required