Plant Manager – IFF Family of Companies


One Shared Goal: Our World, for the Better

We are committed to doing better for our people, customers, and communities. Our purpose and our vision apply across everything we do and everywhere we work.

Our Purpose:

Applying science and creativity for a better world

  • We push past traditional boundaries
  • We are a force for a better and more sustainable future
  • We imagine new possibilities to expand our customers’ opportunities

Our Vision:

 Be the partner for essential solutions 

  • We play a vital role in the global food, beverage, beauty, household and personal care, and pharmaceutical supply chains  
  • We co-create sensorial experiences that delight and go beyond the expectations of consumers everywhere
  • We combine unmatched innovation, agility and leading-edge insight to meet customer needs 

Date: Jun 8, 2022

Location: Sohna, Haryana, IN, 122103

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

Are you passionate about manufacturing operations? Would you love to work for a global organisation that is doing more good for people and planet?
IFF is a global leader in food, beverage, health, biosciences and sensorial experiences. We are now seeking a highly motivated and results driven individual to join our Manufacturing facility as Plant Manager.

Your Focus 

As Plant Manager, you will manage the overall operations of a manufacturing facility with high food and feed safety standards including production, maintenance, continuous improvement, etc.The role will be responsible for environmental, safety, food and feed quality, security, quality control, local warehousing and shipping. The role is Gurgaon based and will report to Manufacturing Leader, HPC Business Integration. 

How You Will Contribute

  • Lead the site in promoting our Core Principles and advancing Core Principle performance 
  • Champion site safety engagement, focus and commitment to zero incidents
  • Identify and prioritize risk reduction opportunities, establish clear priorities, and support effective resourcing to drive improvement at the site
  • Lead relationships with local authorities including safety, food safety, health regulatory agency, customs, etc.
  • Partner with management team to manage the site’s Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Quality and Food Safety Management Systems (ISO14001; OHSAS 18001, ISO9001, FSSC 22000 & FAMI-QS)
  • Lead site management team in identifying Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and aligning action plans with business strategy and anticipating future needs.
  • Communicate within IFF to off-site commercial, supply chain, and global operations teams
  • Communicate business objectives, priorities and progress across the site.
  • Develop, implement and renew a 3-5-year site strategic plan, including a clear site vision, which supports the business and corporate strategy.
  • Partner with regional commercial team to define site strategy and support new business initiatives.


  • Drive plant performance and operational excellence.
  • Lead plant prioritization efforts to achieve and maintain proper balance between Manufacturing Excellence and Continuous Improvement.
  • Lead the site in advancing quality programs.
  • Utilize performance tracking metrics to drive execution.   
  • Lead site in meeting plant budget as well as developing budget each year.
  • Develop and review financial reports and statements to update status in attaining site fixed and variable costs.
  • Assess and advance ongoing competitiveness of the facility.

 Morale, Talent Management & Capability Building

  • Communicate, promote and attain business vision, objectives and strategies.
  • Create a culture of employee engagement, trust, and talent development.
  • Drive collaboration within the plant and across our global network.
  • Develop people at the site (feedback, coaching, mentoring, delegation, difficult conversations, capability building)
  • Encourage employee’s engagement and foster empowerment and ownership through leader standard work practices.
  • Establish and ensure the effectiveness of two-way communication processes across the site.
  • Manage staffing strategy (core/ variable, overtime management and labor planning)
  • Utilize talent management processes and systems (succession planning, top talent, individual performance plan)
  • Performance management of site employees.

Job Requirements

What you will need to be successful

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or Science.
  • Atleast 8 years industrial and professional experience with minimum 5 years of team supervisory experience.
  • Operations management experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership, collaboration and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to lead cultural change and create winning teams.
  • Ability to solve complex problems and develop solutions.
  • Previous operations experience with Safety, Food Safety, FAMI-QS, ISO 14001, and Process Safety regulations is highly regarded.

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