Paljeet Singh 

  • Johor Bahru Johor, Malaysia
Paljeet Singh 

FMCG Engineering Professional


Engineering Professional with proven success of 21 years; in handling Manufacturing Operations involving Strategic Planning, QA, supply-chain management, overseeing Accounts, Logistics, HR & IR and Contract Manufacturing Units in multiple locations, setting and start up of new Plants, developing a World-class culture.

Professional Experience

Work History
Sep 2010 - Present

Plant Manager

Reckitt Benckiser (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

• Managing Reckitt Benckiser regional Aerosol manufacturing plant supporting 22 countries and Steering all functional disciplines covering Manufacturing, QA, Logistics, HR, Finance, etc.

• Enhance capability of the region to deliver service levels consistently and reliably by supplying products on time.

• Develop & implement plans for achieving high operating standards on Quality & Health & Safety (EHS) by vigorously driving the Global/Regional/Local Agenda. Demonstrate Visible and Felt Leadership by creating a "Zero Accident and Zero Defect' mindset.

• Drive Strong Operating Controls to ensure compliance to all Internal and Statutory requirements. Maintaining effective liaison with local administration to secure needed support for uninterrupted business operations.

• Foster a culture of continuous improvement by providing leadership and creating Goal Alignment across all levels of category Supply Chain team.

• Guide the manufacturing team in maintaining high standards of equipment & manpower productivity and subordinate development through training & workshops.


• Successfully increased factory outputs from 30mn cans/year to 100mn cans/year in short span of time by implementation of expansion projects on time to meet company long term manufacturing needs. Complete “Project Management” from concept to commissioning ensuring safety.

• Lead the team to achieve HPR-1 in safety .(only RB factory in Lapac Region )

• Guided the team to reduce the lead-times to produce thus increasing the productivity.

• Started the largest RB pest plant in India in time and implemented various automation projects to increase productivity and reduce manpower.

Training Programmes

• Attended various developmental Trainings at Reckitt Benckiser USA, UK, Singapore, Australia, Italy, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Thailand.

Jan 2008 - Sep 2010

Production Manager

Reckitt Benckiser - India

Started the largest RB pest plant in India in time and implemented later various automation projects to increase productivity and reduce manpower.

Apr 2005 - Jan 2008

Deputy Production Manager

Johnson & Johnson

• Worked at J&J plant at Aurangabad engaged in manufacturing of medical devices.

• Responsible for plant operations spanning Production, Cost, Quality, Safety and Hygiene.

• Lead the project of packaging change to US standards of all J&J sutures by implementing new technologies, machines, Implementation of lean manufacturing leading to cycle time reductions & increase in productivity.

• Lead the needle making dept and installed latest technology needle manufacturing machines in Aurangabad.

Training Programmes

• Primary school graduation in Operations for Medical devices at Johnson and Johnson head office at Somerville New Jersey USA.

Mar 1997 - Apr 2005

Assistant Manager Operations

Procter & Gamble

• Core team member to set up Duracell plant at Manesar Gurgaon and managed its operations for 5 years and played key role in smooth shutting down of Indian operations in 2002.

• Worked in rotation in all of the manufacturing functions like Projects, Production and Maintenance with all best latest cell making machines including labeling, packaging and laser welding.

• After the closure of Duracell factory in 2002 … moved to Gillette and lead the Blade making department for nearly 4 years for complete manufacturing operations and achieved various milestones on the way by supporting new blade launches, localisation of steel for blade manufacturing and improving capabilities in all areas.


• Core team member to set up Duracell battery making world class plant at Manesar Gurgaon with latest technology and played key strategic role in shutting down the operations in 2002.

• Creating SMT teams and implementation of lean manufacturing.

Training Programmes

• Cell manufacturing training at Duracell Belgium to study Cell Assembly and Packaging lines.

• Training at V.G.Niclolus at Germany for the K-pack packaging lines.

• TQM, 5S,ISO 9000 &14000 Internal Auditor Training: Conducted by CII.

• Basic Pneumatics by SMC – Noida

• Training on Cost of Quality and Design of Experiments conducted by CII.

• Training on Value Stream Mapping Conducted by experts from Bethel USA.

Mar 1996 - Mar 1997

Shift Engineer

Good Year Tyres
  • Handled Tyre Curing dept for production and maintenance at Goodyear plant at Ballabgarh (Haryana).
  • Handling 80 workers with in both passenger and Truck curing and delivering the required shift numbers.
Jan 1995 - Mar 1996

Assistant Engineer

Hindustan Development Corporation

 Learned about manufacturing process of wire drawing and managed the wire drawing section for production and ISO 9000 implementation and learned about ISO documentations and processes.


2000 - 2002

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Indira Gandhi National Open University
1990 - 1994

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)

R. V. College of Engineering

Other Interests


Sports Activities

National Cricket

Represented J&K State/North Zone in Vijay Merchant, Cooch Bihar, C.K. Nayudu,   M.A Chidambaram

Ranji Trophy, Cricket National Tournaments (1986-1990)