ITC is one of India’s foremost private sector companies and a diversified conglomerate with businesses spanning Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Hotels, Paperboards and Packaging, Agri Business and Information Technology. The Company is acknowledged as one of India’s most valuable business corporations with a Gross sales value of ₹ 90,104 crores and Net Profit of ₹ 15,058 crores (as on 31.03.2022). ITC was ranked as India’s most admired company, according to a survey conducted by Fortune India, in association with Hay Group.
Multiple Drivers of Growth
ITC is the country’s leading FMCG marketer, the clear market leader in the Indian Paperboard and Packaging industry, a globally acknowledged pioneer in farmer empowerment through its wide-reaching Agri Business, a pre-eminent hotel chain in India that is a trailblazer in ‘Responsible Luxury’. ITC’s wholly-owned subsidiary, ITC Infotech, is a specialized global digital solutions provider.
Over the last decade, ITC’s new Consumer Goods Businesses have established a vibrant portfolio of 25 world- class Indian brands that create and retain value in India. ITC’s world class FMCG brands including Aashirvaad, Sunfeast, Yippee!, Bingo!, B Natural, ITC Master Chef, Fabelle, Sunbean, Fiama, Engage, Vivel, Savlon, Classmate, Paperkraft, Mangaldeep, Aim and others have garnered encouraging consumer franchise within a short span of time. While several of these brands are market leaders in their segments, others are making appreciable progress.
Leveraging Institutional Strengths
The competitiveness of ITC’s diverse businesses rest on the strong foundations of institutional strengths derived from its deep consumer insights, cutting-edge Research & Development, differentiated product development capacity, brand-building capability, world-class manufacturing infrastructure, extensive rural linkages, efficient trade marketing and distribution network and dedicated human resources. ITC’s ability to leverage internal synergies residing across its diverse businesses lends a unique source of competitive advantage to its products and services.
‘Nation First: Sab Saath Badhein’
ITC’s ‘Nation First: Sab Saath Badhein’ philosophy underlines its core belief in building a globally competitive and profitable Indian enterprise that makes an exemplary contribution to creating larger societal value. As a company deeply rooted in Indian soil, ITC is inspired by the opportunity to serve larger national priorities. A global exemplar in Sustainability, ITC is the only enterprise in the world of comparable dimensions to be carbon-positive, water-positive and solid waste recycling positive for over a decade now. ITC has created over 6 million sustainable livelihoods. Nearly 42% of the total energy consumed in ITC is from renewable sources. ITC’s premium luxury hotels have the unique distinction of being LEED Platinum certified.
ITC’s Well-being Out of Waste programme (WOW) that comprehensively addresses the problem of solid waste management, of which plastic waste is a significant component, provides an end-to-end sustainable and scalable solution that has reached out to over 1.8 crores citizens in the country.
Together with farmers and local communities, ITC has implemented largescale interventions in climate-smart and sustainable agriculture that make a meaningful contribution to the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of doubling farmer incomes. Towards this, ITC has launched an integrated programme titled ‘Baareh Mahine Hariyali’ (maximising farm utilisation over 12 months of the year) to give a new dimension to the complex task of multiplying farmer incomes. ITC is collaborating with NITI Aayog to progressively build capacity of 2 million farmers in 27 Aspirational Districts to help enhance rural incomes.
ITC is investing in India’s future by building world-class consumer goods factories and iconic hospitality assets that will contribute to the country’s competitive capacity. These investment projects underpin the Company’s support to the Government’s “Make in India” vision.
Role Title : Senior Manager /Manager Process Excellence
Reports To : Head of Manufacturing
Company : ITC Foods Business Division
Function/ Department : Snacks, Noodles & Pasta
1. JOB PURPOSE (Summarize in one statement why the job exists; and how it contributes to the overall objective of the company
To continuously review manufacturing processes across units for identifying & implementing process excellence initiatives for achieving improvement in process parameters & cost savings. To manage the entire new product introduction process from ideation to development phase (in collaboration with Product Development team) to manufacturing team to packaging team to launch of new product.
2.PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES (Accountabilities associated with the job)
1. Process Excellence
Monitor performance of 10+ CMUs & 10+ Own Factories to ensure performance on various parameters is on target w.r.t manufacturing cost of RM & PM
Identify improvement opportunities, work with development teams to develop alternatives, undertake pilot testing & trials to ensure successful implementation prior to transition to operations
Plan cost saving initiatives (2-3% contribution) for the year & implement the same across units – PM changes, recipe changes, yield improvement, etc.
Drive digitization efforts for capturing & monitoring manufacturing process indices to enhance performance analysis
Undertake benchmarking exercise vis-à-vis competitor products for each unit to identify improvement opportunities for packaging cost saving by analyzing inputs from Manufacturing, Sales & Brand teams as well as the Central Packaging team
Review annual & monthly performance data for all units across various parameters to determine improvement initiatives for recipe cost saving & yield improvement
Initiate identified improvement projects with the respective factory teams
2. New Product Introduction
Drive innovation & product launches for Sunfeast brand covering the entire new product introduction cycle – from ideation to development phase (in collaboration with Product Development team) to manufacturing team to packaging team to launch of new product
Collaborate with various stakeholders – R&D, Package Development, Branding, Procurement, Finance, Manufacturing teams to ensure new product launch is seamless in terms of quality, cost & timelines
Drive inclusion of process excellence practices in set up of processes for new products being introduced 3. Capability Development
Undertake TNI & design of training programs / knowledge sharing platforms for capability development across the manufacturing teams
Manage training for new joiners (MTs) as part of their induction in collaboration with HR
Identify & guide through appropriate projects for new joiners to ensure understanding & alignment w.r.t various processes & readiness for role requirements
3. MAJOR CHALLENGES
Managing responsibilities with limited authority provided – aligning manufacturing heads with improvement initiatives.
4. SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Graduate in Engineering (Mechanical / Electrical / Food Tech) with minimum 4-6 years of experience across various areas in manufacturing in the Foods industry with majority in production with 2-3 years of experience in process engineering for new products
- Experience of managing Foods Manufacturing Processes, Industry Practices & Cost Structure
- Knowledge of foods regulatory environment
- Analytical skills
- Communication skills
- Planning and coordination skills
- Stakeholder management
- Team working & Interpersonal skillsShow more
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