Vacancy for Plant Head | Nashik (Maharashtra)

Vacancy for Plant Head | Nashik (Maharashtra)

Company :- General Mills India

Location :- Nashik, Maharashtra, India

Job Description
India Foods Business is a full-service manufacturing and marketing unit comprising over 500 employees spread
across over multiple locations across India.

Our strong suite of products includes the Pillsbury, Betty Crocker,
Haagen-Dazs and Nature Valley brands in both
direct-tO-Consumer and B2B channels across Retail, Food
Service and Bakeries & Exports.

We combine the capabilities of a global enterprise with the entrepreneurial
spirit and cultural awareness you would expect of a
smaller local company.

POSITION TITLE:Operations Head, Nashik Plant – India
Foods Business

REPORTS TO : Plant Manager, Nashik Plant – India Foods Business


    About General Mills Worldwide Headquartered in Minnesota, US, General Mills, with $18.1 billion in net sales (2021) and more than 36,000
    employees worldwide, is in the top 10 largest food
    companies in the world.

Named one of the ‘Top 100
Companies to Work For by Fortune Magazine, General
Mills is a highly focused consumer foods company
providing products that enhance nutrition, shorten
preparation times, provide health benefits, enable
on-the-go eating and, of course, taste great.

Our brands including Cheerios, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Nature Valley, Häagen-Dazs, Yoplait, Old El Paso, Progresso, Totino’s, Annie’s and Small Plant Foods, in addition to strong local brands from around the world, and an emerging Bakeries & Foodservice business.

General Mills is also partners in twWo international Joint Ventures – Cereal Partners Worldwide (with Nestle), and
Haagen-Dazs Japan (with Suntory).
Visit for more information on us.

India Foods Business Unit
General Mills has recently gone through a major
reorganization, whereby EUAU & ASLA has been combined to work together as an international organization.

International Operating model has been further simplified with four units, Europe & Australia, Global Emerging Markets (GEMS), Brazil & China.

India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea & Distribution market are part of GEMS with
contribution of $1 billion in revenue.

Snacks Business Unit finds its presence in IMEA & NSEA
markets with the portfolio consisting of Betty Crocker &
Pillsbury range of retail cake mixes, ready to eat cookies
and cakes, Nature Valley granola bars, Fruit snacks and Bugles.

To support the Snacks business in Asia, currently we have 3 General Mills owned manufacturing plants at Nashik India, Anseong – Korea & Nanjing – China and several external supply chain partners manufacturing out

Nashik Plant Supports The Following Businesses
Retail cake mixes for India & International markets of
South East Asia and South Africa.

Bakeries business in India
Food service chains with frozen tortilla capabilities
Food Service chains with Frozen dough capabilities
Ready to Easy snacks like Chocolava muffin cakes for
India Frozen flat breads for exports out of India mainly
meant for ethnic Indian diaspora

Purpose of the Position
Operations Head is responsible for the entire operations a manufacturing plant.

This includes the management and coordination of daily activities to ensure high performance and production.

Other duties include ensuring company policies and procedures are followed.

He/She provides
leadership to the plant at Nasik ensuring that plant meets its business objectives of production and cost as per plan while adhering to “Total Quality” with respect to people, products & processes
Operations Head Is Responsible For People Development

Directly manage, mentor and coach the platforms
leadership team in various areas including hiring,
development, promotions, reviews, and coaching.

Monitor development and skill building of all platform

Team development for the platform leadership team to
work together across their functional lines to achieve
plant goals

Key Responsibilities & Expectations

To ensure implementation of policies and procedures
in the manufacturing activities.

Comply with all statutory requirements (DISH, MSEB,
MPCB, MIDC, etc) & Safety policies and instigate work
practices which results in a Safe & Healthy workplace.

To maintain effective shop floor discipline and to
achieve the best results from the available resources.

To maintain machinery to ensure optimum availability,
minimal downtime, maximum efficiency and maximum capacity utilization.

  • To maintain the set quality standards in the Manufacturing department i.e. CGMP, HACCP & other
    quality requirements.

To ensure that the manufacturing facility achieves its production targets as per rolling plan and dispatch schedules as per laid down quality specifications.

To work upon major infrastructure projects like plant layout changes, installation of capital equipment’s,
capacity & capability enhancement.

To monitor & increase the productivity through
Continuous process improvements in the
manufacturing area.

To formulate & implement the preventive maintenance
program and ensure any breakdowns are attended to

To control and monitor manufacturing expenses,
through the incorporation of systems and regular

To formulate and update the manufacturing process
documents, in consultation with the Plant Manager.

To identify benchmarks for various manufacturing
activities and implement steps and processes to take
Our processes to those benchmarks.

Recruit Train, Develop and Evaluate Operations Staff
from time to time.

Administer all financial for Operations and prepare all
required budgets and forecast same as per required budget.

Employee Relations
Strategize, direct, guide and supervise all employee
relations activities to ensure healthy working environment

Provide leadership through “total employee
engagement” framework

Maintain good Industrial Relations in the Plant
Additional responsibilities
To lead all internal & external audits at plant level

Lead / participate in various cross functional projects
related to plant
Actively participate and contribute in developing,
upgrading & implementing business processes
Support plant manager, peers in General Mills Global / International with benchmarking information,
networking or sharing of knowledge; develop network
with peers, business team and division leaders

Values and Leadership: This position deals with high
degree of complexity coupled with high growth. It may involve some travel.

The incumbent is expected to role model General Mills Values, by demonstrating Engaging
Leader Behavior
Do the right thing all the time: Ensure all dealings are
transparent and conducted with ethics & integrity.

All contracts meet audit & risk requirements for life of

Win Together: Deliver exceptional value for the
customers and delivering on the commitments.

Always putting consumer first.

Champion Belonging: Build open & trusting work

Respecting & embracing differences and
working across boundaries to get the best outcome for
the company.

Continuously Innovate: Inspire people to be their best – not only at General Mills but also in our community.

Building diverse teams and empowering them to make a

Seek improvements in every area of the company.

Quickly sense & respond to risks & opportunities.

Take decisive actions on critical priorities.

The successful candidate will need to exhibit high
standards of integrity and have a very strong core belief in “doing the right thing” and be resilient and persistent in
ensuring that integrity is maintained at the highest level.

The candidate also needs to act to address and resolve
conflicts early and in an open and direct manner,
communicate candidly with bosses, peers and employees.

He or she should also be able to work effectively within teams and across businesses and functions and cultures.

A high degree of emotional resilience will be essential.
Candidate Profile

Master’s degree or MBA in Operations discipline will
be preferred
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering – Electrical,
Mechanical or Chemical from |T/ NIT/ other premier
Engineering colleges will be preferred 8-12 years of relevant work experience in
Manufacturing Operations preferably in the FMCG,
Beverages, Pharmaceuticals or other Consumer Goods

Must be comfortable working in a matrixed

Demonstrated track record of successfully
implementing strategic partnership development, team building, performance management & change
management for teams.

Proven ability to implement significant change and
lead innovation.

Exceptional interpersonal skills, communication (both
written and oral), presentation, influencing and conflict management apart from high emotional resilience.

The incumbent must be able to develop a deep
understanding of operating business units being
supported and will need strong analytic skills.

The individual should also have strong process
orientation & implementation skills along with
significant understanding of supporting disciplines.

Excellent communication skills and the ability to be
understood in simple terms.

Drive Employee Engagement and Enablement.

Company Overview
We exist to make food the world loves.

But we do more than that.

Our company is a place that prioritizes being a
force for good, a place to expand learning, explore new
perspectives and reimagine new possibilities, every day.

We look for people who want to bring their best – bold
thinkers with big hearts who challenge one other and grow together.

Because becoming the undisputed leader in food
means surrounding ourselves with people who are hungry for what’s next.

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