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Manager - Production & Maintenance (Plant Head)

Job Name

Manager - Production & Maintenance (Plant Head)






Supply Chain & Logistics

Reporting Line:

General Manager Supply Chain

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Neha Malik

About the role

In this role you will be accountable to create strategies and execute them in your manufacturing unit. Your ability to manage multiple projects at any given time will be key, as will be your comfort in working seamlessly within the matrix, with the Operations teams and India Commercial teams.

As Site Lead you will support the smooth functioning of production by planning and ensuring implementation of standard operating procedures at the plant. This includes adherence to budget, execution of special projects and adherence to processes related to safety and quality.


  • In this role you will be accountable to create strategies and excute them in your manufacturing unit. Your ability to manage multiple projects at any given time will be key, as will be your comfort in working seamlessly within the matrix, with the Operations teams and India Commercial teams.
  • Lead the team and efforts of material scheduling, production planning, procurement and material ware house at site
  • Collaborate with Sales controllers and their teams to understand their market requirements (import permits) and supplies the finished goods to meet their requirement. 
  • Responsible for the dispatch of the finished goods to various destinations and continuously improving customer service. 
  • Responsible for improving material scheduling process to reduce the material inventory at the site level. 
  • Responsible and accountable for the production planning at site to improve efficiencies, reduce machine change-overs and improve customer service.
  • Accountable for all the Legal and Statutory compliance, related with the receipt and dispatch of the material. 
  • Responsible for RM/PM receipt and storage at Plant and related WHs. 
  • Responsible for Plant procurements and dealing with suppliers to improve performance
  • Ensure that the products manufactured meet quality standards and specifications. Implement quality control measures and processes to monitor and improve product quality. Responsible for handling blending section in plant.
  • Ensure a safe working environment for all by implementing and enforcing safety policies and procedures.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements, cost reduction, and efficiency enhancements. Implement lean manufacturing/ Bacardi operating Systems
  • Collaborate and build relations with sales, co-pack teams, external vendors/suppliers 
  • Monitor and control inventory levels to minimize waste and ensure that raw materials and finished products are available as needed
  • Lead, inspire, and motivate a diverse team of co-pack as well Bacardi members. Foster a positive work culture that encourages collaboration, innovation, and a commitment to achieving strategic business goals.

Skills and Experience

  • B.E/B.Tech with experience in manufacturing industries, preferable as site lead
  • Should have hands on experience of material scheduling and production planning in fast moving consumer goods industry  
  • Should have sound knowledge & Skill on customer relationship
  • Should have knowledge of excise Regulation 
  • Exposure to day to day material management and inventory management
  • Strong analytical & financial skills and budget management experience
  • Excellent presentation skills with strong interpersonal leadership and team management skills
  • Ability to communicate and influence at different organization levels
  • Experience of leading teams and driving them to shared vision.
  • Strong negotiating skills and business partnering mindset to drive and support organisation’s growth ambitions.
  • Thinking creatively, out of the box and challenging status quo
  • Globally minded and able to demonstrate cross-cultural understanding and sensitivity. 
  • Great communication skills and gravitas with the ability to present credibly to local and global stakeholders. 
  • Good at Multitasking & Socially engaging. We want someone who will love this job and make that clear for everyone they work with! 
  • Someone who can create a strong positive first impression and easily form great relationships with new customers, consumers and stakeholders.

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list. 

U.S. applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws.