Zimplistic is a new age connected smart kitchen appliances company which is using the latest technology tool kit to create a new breed of devices that will enable people to eat healthy at home without sacrificing convenience.
Our flagship product, Rotimatic is the world’s first robot in the kitchen that enables individuals to make fresh, healthy, homemade rotis/flatbread with a touch of a button.
Our mission is to enable people to eat healthy at home with the help of technology without any compromise on health.
About the Role
We are looking for an experienced Chief Operating Officer (COO) to oversee our organization’s fast-paced manufacturing and operations function.
Reporting to the CEO, you will be part of the key leadership team of the organization and responsible for the efficiency of business.You will be driving the team to achieve the dream of producing and delivering super innovative, new age products.
Our markets are competitive and require a cost conscious attitude supported by a detailed understanding of process costs and the factors that drive both costs and profitability. The goal is to secure the functionality of business to drive extensive and sustainable growth.
You will have to maintain control of diverse business operations, so we expect you to be an experienced and efficient leader. If you also have excellent people skills, business acumen and exemplary work ethics and great experience we’d like to meet you.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Below is a brief snapshot of the role that you would be handling-
Your role would entail delivering innovations that come out of our R&D to the world and would encompass the following
1) Engineering to manufacturing ownership and leadership
Develop and maintain quality focused operations which produce product on time, within budget as needed to satisfy customer demands.
Own all the quality and cost for manufacturing
2) Quality Ownership
Ensure world class quality assurance and control processes to build quality into operations while minimizing errors.
Responsible for overall quality of the product manufacturing
3) Supply chain
Leading,strategizing and overseeing the Supply chain function end to end.
Logistics, distribution and warehousing-
Responsible for getting the automation/systems in place for managing the records and inventory products, parts and shipments.
Guiding the team for effective warehousing, storage and transportation solutions to ensure the cost quality and time for the shipped products.
Lead and oversee the procurement function for cost competitive pricing with assured access to parts as needed.
Evaluate and adjust purchasing strategies, supply chain and vendor management (strategic sourcing) to maximize Zimplistic’s investment in goods and services.
4) After sales service & Reverse logistics-
Own & lead the reverse logistics & after sales support strategy and plan or Rotimatic.
Direct the team to have sustainable reverse logistics strategy for Rotimatic across geographies.
5) Customer Support -
Develop world-class customer support to ensure customer delight in the growing digital and ecommerce environment.
6) Other Strategic Initiatives-
Participate in expansion activities (fund raising, investments, acquisitions, corporate alliances etc.)
Manage relationships with partners/vendors
Ensure that business operations are efficient and effective to serve the cost
quality and time function for Zimplistic
Responsible for the development, design, operation, and improvement of the systems & processes that create and deliver our products
Master’s degree in business or relevant field
15+ years of full-time experience leading a diverse group of functions for a new-age organisation.
Previous experience as COO preferred.
A penchant for being proactive and a “sensible risk taker” with an intelligent point of view.
Ability to design and deliver an agile organizational structure that enables the movement of people and resources quickly to capture new market opportunities.
Ability to anticipate and plan for changes to current organizational policies, practices, systems, etc. needed to move in new strategic directions and to ensure long-term business viability.
Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving
Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities