Plant Head

Job description

Position Plant Head
Reporting to Chief Supply Chain Officer

Reporting in 7 Direct Reports

Dotted line reporting from HR and IT functions.

Peers Logistics Head, Procurement Head, Exports Head, Optical Expert

Location Bhiwadi/ New Gurgaon

Qualifications B.Tech (Chemical/mechanical/electrical from a premier engineering college)


  • Run existing just in time robotic manufacturing operations for making 30,000 spectacles a day
  • Run and operate the world’s best and fully automated centralized optical frame + just in time lens manufacturing & edging factory at a new green field location spread over 500,000 sqft
  • Use technology and automation to consistently ship customer orders in time with best quality and reliability
  • Ensure customer satisfaction by delivering 0 PPM and next day delivery to customers across India and abroad
  • Optimize efficiency and efficacy of operations to deliver better margins for business
  • Deliver consistency in operations and reliability of 99.8%
  • Make Lenskart the most reliable brand in India and abroad by delivering a Net Promoter score of 80+
  • Prepare the annual Manufacturing budget and forecasts and all Capital Expenditure proposals as well as ensuring compliance with legal standards. Manage the budget from identification to completion of projects
  • Maintain global standards in safety, discipline, hygiene and quality
  • Contribute to overall business strategy and expansion process

Key Competencies

  • Entrepreneurial, self-motivating and results oriented
  • Confident, proactive and team focussed
  • Process driven strategic mind-set
  • Strong analytical skills and data with ability to develop strategies in a start-up environment
  • Resilient and driven to achieve even when faced with obstacles.
  • Agility and need for speed; ability to move from plan A to plan B effortlessly
  • Tenacity to go on and learn from mistakes
  • Patience to work in a start up and see it/participate in evolving it to a full-fledged establishment

Job requirements


  • 8 to 12 years of experience with 2 to 4 years of experience in a factory (Factory engineer or a Manufacturing/ Production Manager)
  • Experience in Manufacturing Excellence is a must
  • Strong strategic and problem-solving skills in a manufacturing role
  • Passionate about technology and manufacturing
  • Ability to understand consumer problems very well and implement innovative solutions using technology to solve them
  • Experience and knowledge of leading a manufacturing team, including the ability to build a culture of discipline safety, quality and reliability
  • Track record in successfully building a world class manufacturing operation in a consumer business
  • Track record in transforming manufacturing operations through process changes and use of technology

Target Companies Companies with best practices in manufacturing, automation and process excellence, with a focus on leading companies in the FMCG sector. Selectively look at candidates in start-ups (with manufacturing units) or who have past experience in manufacturing. Other industries, which have process automation.