Specialist - Production

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Date: Apr 3, 2024

Location: Bangalore, IN

Company: AkzoNobel

About AkzoNobel

Since 1792, we’ve been supplying the innovative paints and coatings that help to color people’s lives and protect what matters most. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and use our expertise to sustain and enhance the fabric of everyday life. Because we believe every surface is an opportunity. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering and long-established paints company that’s dedicated to providing sustainable solutions and preserving the best of what we have today – while creating an even better tomorrow. Let’s paint the future together.


For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com 


© 2024 Akzo Nobel N.V. All rights reserved.

Main purpose:

You will oversee a production shift, ensuring your team uphold standards and meet plant targets of safety, quality, service and costs for Paints and Coatings business in Bangalore as well as coach reports to maximise their effectiveness.


Specific tasks:

  • Ensures production is carried out according to production planning and ensures production priorities are being followed.
  • Ensures all site safety rules are strictly followed  and carries out or / participates (proactively or as assigned) in root cause analysis for all incidents and near misses
  • Ensures all process quality checks are being performed in accordance with established procedures
  • Ensures optimum resource allocation to meet production targets and accounts for proper allocation of man hours
  • Communicates targets and continuously measures and communicates status against these targets.
  • Takes ownership of production assets, monitors their technical state and takes appropriate actions to resolve issues together with other teams such as Maintenance and Engineering department.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves short term quality issues together with Quality department, initiates structural problem solving of quality issues where necessary
  • Collaborates with the Quality Department to determine new ways to ensure high quality products.
  • Works with CI and Shift Supervisors to implement (lean) tools to improve production efficiency, reduce costs and reduce waste.
  • Supports and leads on the shop floor Continuous Improvement activities & programs for HSE, Quality,  ALPS or other as may be assigned from time to timeCoaches Team Leaders for performing their roles, amongst others to lead daily effective team meetings and ensure daily situational problem solving.
  • Is familiar and complies with all the applicable corporate as well as site and laboratory policies/procedures with regard to personal conduct, HSE and Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs (PSRA) standards.





Main Management Responsibilities:

  • Inspires commitment to AkzoNobel’s purpose, vision, strategy, core principles, values and leadership behaviors.
  • Acts as an ambassador and creates an open environment in which the team as a whole and its members individually can perform at their best.
  • Stimulates, manages and follows through on employee engagement and builds on the workforce to reflect the societies and markets in which we do business (D&I).
  • Ensures that job profiles are in place, sets objectives for team members, reviews development and provides clear, open and constructive feedback on performance combined with the appropriate actions.
  • Strengthens the talent pipeline by developing talent and regularly assesses and discusses talent and internal movement. Continuously monitors and escalates retention risk to line manager.
  • Ensures reporting line is fully informed and acts in line with HSE and Compliance regulations.
  • Manages and plans relevant budgets and proactively manages costs.
  • Reports on progress on a continuous basis.


Internal relations:

External relations:

  • RD&I
  • ALPS/CI Manager
  • Procurement
  • Planning Manager
  • Maintenance & Engineering Manager
  • Logistics & Warehousing Manager
  • HR Business Partner
  • HSE Business Partner
  • Contractors related to Production


At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

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