Corporate Function Team Member - Smart Manufacturing, Group Information Technology

Job Description:

To be a part of the Centre of Excellence with an objective to deliver value using IT tools and be an expert in the areas of

o Technical


 Industry 4.0 Technologies

o Functional

 Plant Operations

 Plant Maintenance

  Health, Safety and Environment

With a strategic perspective, the candidate should have experience on activities such as:

o IT enablement of manufacturing processes

o Manufacturing KPI management

o Create Frameworks and perform knowledge sharing activities

o RFP/RFQ preparation and vendor assessment

o Data Analytics on shop floor data

o Implementation of projects using MES / MOM, Historians, RFID and Industry 4.0 technologies

o Innovation using IT

Job Context & Challenges:

Manufacturing is the major business of Aditya Birla Group. In our constant effort to sustain and improve quality and productivity improvement, we have initiated the enablement of Manufacturing with IT technologies like MES / MOM in key businesses like the Chemicals, Carbon Black, Pulp & Fibre, Metals & Mining, Cement and Textiles.

The major challenge is to understand the manufacturing processes, business objectives, operational hurdles and identify areas to apply technology to improve productivity, yield, quality etc. The proposed solutions must have appreciable returns on investment and simple to manage and sustain.

Being a part of the COE the main challenges would be as under:

• Diversity of Aditya Birla Group’s manufacturing business

• Different reporting and analysing needs (short and long term user expectations)

• Different manufacturing and information technology landscapes

• Different decision making organizational structure

• Aligning business requirements with business need and best practices

• Be updated with the technological changes in the market

Key Responsibilities:

A. Implementation of MES solutions:

• Understand manufacturing business processes

• Understand business requirements and business issues

• Propose design solution with illustration of benefits

• Identify pre-requisites and success criteria

• Prepare and finalize scope, project timeline, effort estimates, governance structure and RACI

• Co-ordinate with businesses/units to ensure readiness

• Collaborate with partner to ensure projects are delivered as planned

• Provide Stage Gate Review, expert inputs, business value adds, SME Support and be a part of Steering Committee for project governance.

• Help business setup a support infrastructure

• Ensuring business gets value from the investment made in and quantify business benefits

B. Competency Building:

• Conduct refresher courses for business

• Share technical and best practice process knowledge across the businesses.

• Set up a platform for knowledge sharing of best practices

C. POC / Roll out / Standardization:

• Collaborate with the businesses and partners

- to deliver proof of concept

- to deliver pilot for a business and articulate business benefits

- execute roll out the pilot  as a standard solution to the other businesses


BE degree + preferably MBA


Minimum Experience Level:
6 - 8 Years

Report to:
Assistant Vice President

Please ensure the completeness of application. Incomplete Application will not be accepted.