I am blessed to be surrounded by good and professional people at work… We have good teamwork at INVE Thailand
What’s your job title?
Plant Manager at INVE (Thailand) Ltd (Benchmark Advanced Nutrition).
Can you describe your role?
I am based in Thailand. I am responsible for overseeing plant activities to meet business objectives. I am accountable for all aspects of plant performance and ensure that objectives are attained in a cost effective manner that is consistent with safety, legal and quality requirements. I manage all functions involved in these activities and coordinate operations for the plant.
What’s your favourite part of the role?
Coaching my team is my favourite part of the role. I can help the team improve behaviour, cognition, actions, and decision making to produce the results they want.
What’s your biggest challenge?
To complete the Fire Prevention and Mitigation project for the INVE Thailand Plant on time and within budget is the biggest challenge for me this year.
This project is a ‘brownfield project’ (we need to do the improvements in zoning while production of other zones is still running to ensure we continue the supply of products) and we do this project during the COVID19 pandemic. With Detailed Planning, Organizing (a formal structure of authority and the direction and flow of such authority through which work subdivisions are defined, arranged and coordinated so that each part relates to the other part in a united and coherent manner), Collaboration (bringing minds together of all the team associates thus, fusing the ideas for the benefit of the project) and Controlling (routine measuring performance and comparing it to the set standards/milestones and taking corrective actions as and when needed to correct any deviations from the pre-arranged plans), we today could complete more than 70% of the project ahead of schedule and within budget.
Tell us about the people you work with
I am blessed to be surrounded by the good and professional people at work. My boss is empathetic, not afraid of empowerment, friendly and approachable. My colleagues as well as my team are professional. We have good teamwork at INVE Thailand.
What activities do you enjoy outside of work?
I enjoy planting cactus, playing tennis, and playing guitar.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
Teleportation! Life is so busy and hectic because we are always rushing. With the power of teleportation, we can save a lot of time and get more rest and it would be better for the environment!
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
I would go to Switzerland. I dream to one day take a vacation with my wife there, visit the amazing mountains, heaps of lakes and beautiful villages and do skiing.
Favourite life motto?
Believe you can and you are halfway there / Believing is our power!