Start-up manufacturing facility - India


Contract Type: Temporary
Location: India
Salary: D.O.E - £80,000 to £130,000
Start Date: September
Reference: TM-PDI
Contact Name: Terry Murphy
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 17, 2017 14:11

Job Description

Interim Project Director: Start-up to Operational Readiness

India - 18 months (Expat Package)

Do you have experience of medium to large scale capital programmes within manufacturing or engineering?  Have you delivered work in India previously?  Do you have an appreciation of global corporate compliance within operating systems?  If yes, then you should find this one interesting!

This isn’t just about the build!  The architects and main contractors are in place, we now need a strong General/Programme/Projects - Director, with tangible experience in manufacturing or plant engineering within India, to drive progress to a state of operational readiness in circa 18 months.

You MUST be eligible to work in the UK as early activities will involve close work the UK based stakeholders and the role will transition to permanent residence in India for the remainder of the programme.

The state of the art facility will eventually house a high number of machine assets, circa 140 employees spanning HR, Engineering, Quality, HSE, Production, Supply Chain, Finance, IT and will produce highly engineered systems for a global customer base.


Reporting to a UK division of a global organisation, you will make sure the facility is built on time, according to the required designs, plans, budgets and safety.  Concurrently, you will oversee the import and procurement of machine assets and other capital equipment. 

Then, you will begin to structure the organisation according to the global operating system, install necessary systems and processes including ERP/SAP.  The supply chain will need to be in place and robust. You will coordinate the relevant industry and customer approvals, recruit the team and instil the correct values, principles, behavioural standards, compliance to the global operating system.

When at a state of operational readiness is reached, you will then hand over to the appointed, permanent Facility Manager/Director.


  • Manufacturing/plant engineering background – any sector including chemical process, pharma, automotive, aerospace, precision engineering.
  • Previous build experience – or medium to large CAPEX project experience
  • Project experience in India
  • A career history that stems from either operations, manufacturing engineering, projects or some other direct manufacturing business function


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.

Operations | Engineering | Supply Chain | Procurement | Quality & Technical | Human Resources | Finance | Information Technology | Projects | Sales & Commercial

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