Manager Position Vacant @ Chem-Trend (Freudenberg Group)

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Chem-Trend, a company of the Freudenberg Group and part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities, is a global organization with manufacturing operations in North and South America, Europe and Asia, sales offices in 17 countries and distributors in more than 50 countries that are supported by its headquarters in Michigan. Chem-Trend has a singular focus of formulating and manufacturing innovative process chemical specialities for use in the die casting, rotational molding, general rubber, polyurethane, tire, thermoplastic and composite industries.


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Job Description:  

The selected person will be heading the state of art production facility manufacturing all types of solvent, water and powder release agents. The person should be able to maintain high quality and meet the high delivery targets. The candidate should maintain and improve highest safety standards in the site and also implement sustainability initiatives of the company.

Job profile:

  • Plan production planning , scheduling based on the monthly sales forecast
  • timely deliveries as per the KPIs agreed year on year
  • Be part of the production planning process and support to improve inventory management, Proactive SLOB Management
  • Member of SCM operations for Chem-Trend and support India region to meet its operations/ business targets
  • Closely work with Planning, purchase to ensure PSA (production Schedule adherence) is at the highest compliance
  • Regular review of safety procedures, environmental aspects/impacts and risk assessments.
  • Be a member of QMS and EMS team for the site. The site is currently certified ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001.
  • Work with TS&D team for manufacturing new products, resolving customer issues
  • Relocation of traded products in to India and domestication of RMs
  • Scale up, standardize and stabilize new products in the production line
  • Plant optimization to enhance productivity; optimize/ minimize utilities consumption.
  • Work with Maintenance and Engineering team to increase the machine availability and to reduce the down time of production machinery and utility equipment’s
  • Assess/ review Capex requirements on a yearly basis and support their commissioning in time.
  • Evaluate training needs of subordinates/ operators and execute them as per schedule
  • Good subordinate/ operator engagement
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Functional Responsibilities/Network – Internal

  • Capable of project management – project management and execution skills
  • Strong organizational vision, strategy and passion for delivering quality products
  • Ability to set direction for department, concrete action items, set priorities, and timely deliveries
  • Excellent communication, influencing and interpersonal skills.

Functional Responsibilities/Network – External

  • Coordinate with Chem-Trend – US and other Chem-Trend entities on the need basis.
  • Coordinate with site common functional teams like Warehouse, Quality, Purchase , Maintenance and HSE for Chem-Trend Operations
  • Create a positive climate and improve HSE
  • Represent the company at external meetings/seminars/conferences as assigned time to time
  • Experience in production planning, machine scheduling , managing people, and manpower allocation
  • Good knowledge on chemicals and chemical plants and equipment operations, batch and continuous processes in heat aided kettles
  • Experience in manufacturing of chemical specialties, emulsion manufacturing, dispersion techniques including working in an EX environment
  • Experience in trouble shooting , continuous improvement processes, TPM, and TQM are preferred
  • Good knowledge on SAP systems is preferable

Specific Competencies:

  • Knowledge of Handling various hazardous chemicals and petroleum solvents
  • Plant operations, Unit processes and batch processing
  • Good knowledge of occupational safety, environmental controls, and quality
  • Good interpersonal skills and people management skills

Skills & personal attributes:

  • Process trouble shooting skills
  • Self-motivated individual with high degree of initiative, innovativeness and customer focus.
  • High level of leadership skills with proactive and resilient approach to problem solving.
  • Highly motivated; enthusiastic, energetic, and capable of working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Should be system oriented with excellent leadership and mentoring skills.
  • Open mindset, strong team player. Have the ability to work as part of a team.
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Organization Structure:

  • Reporting to Head – Production operations Mysore site; dotted line reporting to Chem-Trend Global Director of Manufacturing – Howell
  • Reportees include shop floor supervisor and Operators
  • Kindly read the above job description correctly before you apply.
  • Online applications will be given first preference.
  • Only suitable candidates profiles will be reviewed and called for interviews.


Location – Mysore (Candidates from or around Mysore Location will be given first preference.)

Total years of experience required – 5 to 10 Years (Title will be finalized based on experience)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering / Masters in Chemistry/ applied Chemistry / MBA in operations
  • Good communication skills, including the ability to write reports, analytical skills
  • Should be able to work systematically with multi-functional and multi-cultural teams from India and overseas
  • Experience in relocation and domestication of products to India are preferred

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