Manufacturing Sectoral Report 2021

Indian manufacturing and heavy engineering sector are at a cusp of a massive change driven by industrial revolution 4.0 and the pandemic. Currently, India is a potential manufacturing powerhouse that can power its growth and become an alternative to China. While the onset of the pandemic has hurt the manufacturing and heavy engineering sector in the short run, it has opened a myriad of opportunities in the long run.

To help you adapt and align the workforce with these changing priorities, we surveyed hundreds of Business and Talent leaders through primary survey and exhaustive conversations.Download the Decoding Jobs Sectoral Dossier to learn more about the jobs and hiring landscape of GICs for 2021.

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The manufacturing sector is expected to witness a growth of 33% in hiring in 2021 from last year after a sharp pandemic-induced decline of -36% in 2020.

Sneak Peak

Engineering and Manufacturing Sector’s hiring intent: 47% Positive

The manufacturing sector is expected to witness a growth of 33% in hiring in 2021 from last year after a sharp pandemic-induced decline of -36% in 2020.

Top skills in demand

  • Robotics and Mechatronics

  • Machine Learning and Analytics

  • Industrial LOT

Leaders Speak

Ajay Chowdhury

President And CHRO

Hardcore manufacturing jobs will continue to be in demand, while maintenance jobs may squeeze due to better management of machines. Advancement in machinery and technical evolution will impact the count of jobs. However, talent scarcity in manufacturing is expected as new skills will be required to perform on the shop floors. Business Analytics will be the core in terms of skills required for future jobs.

SRF Limited

Suresh Tripath

VP- HRM

Blue-collared discrete technical jobs will continue to be in demand. But digital transformation is imperative, which will open the door for the need for new tech skills. Access to talent has increased which will push for modularization in manufacturing

Tata Steel

Key Contributors

Sharad Gangal

Executive VP HR

Suresh Tripathi

VP HRM

Ajay Chowdhury

CHRO

Viney Kaushik

CHRO

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