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New aerospace machining facility at Bangalore's Special Economic Zone


​An interim General Manager is needed to coordinate the construction and launch of a new facility in Bangalore, India. The 140,000 sq ft building will be constructed on seven acres in the Aerospace Special Economic Zone near the Bangalore International Airport. Magellan will invest more than CDN $28 million in this state-of-the-art manufacturing and assembly plant, employing approximately 120 engineers, machinists, procurement professionals and quality and management personnel. The site will be equipped with a full suite of 5-axis machining centres.

The Role

​The Interim General Manager will have overall responsibility for getting the facility to a state of readiness and facilitating a smooth handover to the ongoing, permanent team. It is expected that this role will last between 12 and 18 months.

You will liaise with the appointed contractors and architects, Magellan stakeholders in the UK and North America plus the established team already situated in India. Using your proven background in engineering and manufacturing and your understanding of the necessary business processes and systems, you will coordinate the programme to ensure the safe, compliant, on-time completion of the facility within budget.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure the facility and all businesses processes comply with our corporate operating system

  • Monitor programme milestones are reached and the plan is uninterrupted

  • Identify potential risks and use available resources to mitigate them

  • Coordinate the installation and commissioning of high numbers of machine assets

  • Implement business systems and processes for all departments (Operations, Engineering, HSE, Quality, HR, Supply Chain)

  • Coordinate the implementation of an ERP system

  • In conjunction with the local team, ensure the operation is underpinned by a robust supply chain

The Ideal Candidate

  • You must be eligible to work in the UK to deliver early facets of the programme

  • Career history in manufacturing engineering and/or operations

  • Proven General Management experience

  • Tangible experience delivering capital projects in India

  • Highly motivated

  • A structured, methodical, system-orientated approach to delivery

  • Aerospace or similar highly engineered, safety-critical product manufacturing

Magellan Aerospace is a global aerospace company that provides complex assemblies and systems solutions to aircraft and engine manufacturers, and defence and space agencies worldwide. Magellan designs, engineers, and manufactures aero-engine and aerostructure assemblies and components for aerospace markets, advanced products for military and space markets, industrial power generation, and speciality products. Magellan is a public company whose shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange, with operating units throughout Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, India, and Poland.

To Apply

To be considered for this role please send your CV to Terry Murphy | Director at Morgan Ryder Executive Search. Morgan Ryder specialises in C-level and Functional Director level appointments in the global advanced manufacturing sector.

About me, Terry Murphy | Director at Morgan Ryder Associates. I’ve spent over 13 years working with and placing Executive level professionals within Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, Process & related Supply Chain environments. My business activities are centred around the design and implementation of Outsourced Services and the strategy behind our Executive Search business. If we are not currently connected please send me an invite – click here to view my profile.