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  • Posted:
    11 months ago
  • Category:
    Engineering, Infrastructure, Manufacturing
  • Deadline:
    July 15, 2022


The position is expected to lead the production team of Rolling Mills and is directly responsible for planning, directing monitoring,
and scheduling staff, and work operations safely and efficiently. This position is also responsible for driving improvement initiatives, and achieving production goals
through lean methodologies while adhering to set quality standards.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor Of Engineering / Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical, Production)
  • Six Sigma certification or any other relevant certification – preferred
  • The overall experience of 12+ years (15+ Yrs. for Diploma candidates) in production/operations in long product mills.
  • Working experience in African Countries or Gulf Countries is desirable, but not a pre-requisite.
  • Must have worked in TMT Mills (Semi-continuous or continuous) and Light Duty Section Mill.
  • Work exposure to Roll Shop including Pass Design/modification would be preferred and will have an added advantage.
  • Should have worked for Min. 03 Years at Production Manager position, handling all the operational function independently.
  • Should have strong leadership abilities and a teamwork attitude.

Business Understanding

  • Understanding of economic and market trends in the steel industry in the respective region.

Knowledge and skills

  • In-depth knowledge of steel production process and equipment
  • Knowledge of six sigma, lean, and agile manufacturing methodologies
  •  Proficient in local language and English (French is desirable)
  •  Strong Leadership skills

Behavioral competencies

  • Strategic Perspective
  •  Execution Excellence
  • Teamwork
  •  Collaborative Partnerships
  •  Personal Effectiveness & Credibility
  • Leading Teams / Effective Team Management /Teamwork/ Team player
Results to be achieved Quantitative/ Qualitative
1 Production planning & strategy
  • Understand sales forecast data in alignment with production capacity and finalize production plan based on the same
  • Establish and monitor short and long-term performance objectives and goals including, but not limited to: safety, on-time delivery, profitability, cost savings, and quality
  • Conduct monthly planning and share details of grades produced, oversee and manage the entire production process in coordination with team members across departments to produce the desired grades, sizes, and quantities and achieve the set target
  • Share the weekly plan with section heads, review the production plan, track progress, identify procurement requirements and finalize future order schedules with procurement
  • Forecast and maintain production manning schedules and plan the basis of the short-term and long-term production plan
  • Review and approve cost estimates, manpower, and facilities requirements
  • Conduct regular cross-functional production meetings including scrap team, HR, and logistics support
  •  Overall % increase in production in comparison to last year
  • Profit / Loss ratio
  • Achievement of daily / weekly / monthly targets
  • No. of inventory days
  • Maintain production capacity
2 Production efficiency management
  • Develop, and present to senior leadership organizational, strategic, and operational proposals concerning production effectiveness improvement
  • Develop, test, and evaluate new techniques to improve productivity and lower costs
  • Act as an advisor to management on production matters, production efficiencies, and improvements
  • Define, prioritize, and participate in development initiatives to improve planning, materials management, production processes, and cross-department cohesiveness
  • % Increase in production efficiency
  • Annual cost savings
3 Audit, policy, and process
  • Review yearly statutory internal audits; identify areas of concern and develop an action plan to resolve the same
  • Lead development of norms and plans for plant processes, operational efficiency, and performance improvement; Review periodically status and ensure adherence to plans
  • Identify threats from a compliance (quality, regulatory, EHS, labor, and other statutory compliances) perspective and design a risk-mitigation plan
  •  Cost savings
  • Number of incidents resolved
4 Additional responsibilities
  • Understand the needs of each client and build best practices in production
  • Promote and implement initiatives to reduce waste, improve quality, increase efficiency, promote safety, and foster continuous improvement
  • Ensure all employees in production are aware of and adhere to quality norms and review plant performance reports and address issues
  • Visit various production units, identify issues and conduct troubleshooting, propose suggestions, initiative / oversee new projects and provide the support required for special projects/facility development for production
  • Promote safety awareness and adherence to safety and hygiene norms
  • Adherence to safety guidelines and procedure
  • Adherence to timelines (new projects)
  • Spares inventory management
  • Improvement recommendations/suggestions
5 People management
  • Track team performance at an overall and individual level and provide support/ guidance required to ensure achievement of yearly plans
  • Manage effective resource allocation across different teams, enhance the capability quotient of team members and drive higher team engagement through appropriate P&C interventions
  • Review shift schedules for ex-pats and national staff to ensure optimal rotation of staff and subcontracted workers across shifts
  • Resolve escalated issues around shift planning and review leave plan
  • % Employee attrition
  • Employee Engagement Index
  • Feedback from employees
  • Training team members on functional skills
  • No. of shift-related issues