Senior VP Operations

About the Role

Based in Chennai, this position is accountable for the SQDICP (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, Cost & People) performance and development of the plant. The Senior VP Operations reports directly to the Operations Director based in Singapore, with 8 Management direct reports.  The Operations team in India overall consists of approximately 170 Grundfos employees.

Why Grundfos?

- Leader in Pumps and Pumping Systems
- Flexible, Supportive and Values Driven Culture
- Global Development Opportunities
- Day care available on request to support working parents
- Medical insurance covering parents, spouse and children
- Annual guaranteed and performance-based bonuses and benefits
- Platinum rated green building, pleasant environment and facilities

Key Activities

- Oversee the Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Purchasing, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, EHS and Continuous Improvement departments
- Plan, direct, and monitor day-to-day activities of the plant to achieve short- and medium-term financial and operating objectives
- Translate operations strategy into concrete plans for the Plant ensuring customer requirements are met, and employees are clear on their goals
- Continuously develop processes, capabilities and capacities to meet future demands
- Select, lead, guide, evaluate and develop the management team by creating a transparent environment based on trust to ultimately drive performance and ensure continuous improvement
- Monthly travel to the Plant in Ahmedabad in addition to regular visits to the various vendors located throughout India.

Skills, Experience and Personal Attributes

- Established leader with experience in managing a team of People Leaders , Managers/Supervisors within an operations environment
- Engineering qualification with Management studies is plus
- Must have experience in the Manufacturing industry, ideally also in a multinational company
- Experience in developing high level Presentation
- Ability to adapt communication style as required and interact at all levels
- Strong commercial and business acumen
- Excellent English communication skills required, both written and verbal
- Understanding of Hindi and Tamil highly desirable

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