Ektara is the world’s largest tea company, with an annual turnover of around 2 billion, and has a portfolio of leading and principled brands such as Lipton, Boca, Tazo, T2 and PG Tips. The word “Eka” in Sanskrit means unity and one goal, while the word “Tira” represents land and nature. As Ikatara, we are truly united by one purpose: to develop a better world through the renewable power of plants.
In July 2022, CVC Capital Partners Fund VIII retained full ownership of the Ektara business from its previous owner, Unilever. By sticking to its positioning as an independent entity and determined to focus on one category, Ektara is better positioned to lead the tea industry, achieving better growth, higher value, and greater impact on the world as a whole. While maintaining its profitable and growing presence and its brands that reach hundreds of millions of consumers in more than 100 countries, it owns 11 factories on four continents and tea plantations in three producing and developing countries.
Ektara holds an exciting future under CVC ownership, with opportunities whose investments support its iconic brands, team and capabilities. By combining the strength and scale of our brands with a focus on speed and agility, Ektara is brewing a startup mindset that unlocks new opportunities for growth every day on the ground.
At Ektara, we put consumer love at the heart of every decision. We celebrate different ideas taking personal responsibility to connect ideas and make things effective. We value the values ??of humanity, courage, and commitment to advancing the well-being of all. In turn, we provide a work culture that gives our employees freedom and flexibility, and a place where they can grow personally and professionally to master their field.
Be part of our amazing mix. Come and model yourself and your role, and help us grow the world of luxury.
The Plant Coordination Officer will manage the overall plant transformation through multiple tasks such as taking over business process delivery, implementing new systems, and managing change within the plant by working closely with local plant teams, Ikatara sponsored Operations Heads, Regional Business Corner, and System Integrator to ensure accurate standardization. With regard to processes and systems as well as changes required are factory acclimated, have timelines, and ensure that all final processes and systems are fit for the planned purpose.
Full responsibility and key point for coordinating Blossom’s plans and activities for the plant, while managing project progress, assigning support and resolving issues and risks with team members and stakeholders, and Heads of Operations sponsored by Ikatara to ensure delivery of the best finish processes and systems that fit the plant’s planned purpose.
Work collaboratively with the plant leadership team in managing changes. Understanding employee ethos and engagement with arranging plans and positive direction necessary to maintain a respectful ethos and employee engagement in optimal management of change. Blossom should not be seen as a project that happens to employees, but should be received as an exciting opportunity to start a new company that involves all of us.
Support routine activities as required to allow end owners to participate in Blossom design and implementation
Drive defined changes including, but not limited to: S4HANA implementation, warehouse management system installation and commissioning, lean batch process change, IT migration, and all standard Blossom changes affecting planning/scheduling, operations, quality, maintenance, and logistics
Skills and Knowledge:
Bachelor’s Degree (Business, Operations, and Supply Chain)
At least 5 years of experience in Supply Chain (Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing, Engineering
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