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Production Manager

We are looking for a production manager to guide and manage the manufacturing of goods. You will be required to ensure the processes are efficient and effective manner. You will also need to collaborate with the management and workers to ensure smooth workflow. Your contribution will drive profits and growth for our company.


Production Industry

Production focuses on the process of combining various material inputs to make something for consumption. Job roles in this area concern the manufacturing process, quality assurance, supervising, maintenance, etc.


What to expect from the role

  • Hands-on experience with production management and collaborate with employees to deliver.
  • Learning how to operate different machines and processes involved with production.
  • Learn on the job regarding the best practices in the industry.
  • Exposure to the production industry and professionals.


Responsibilities

  • Manage the smooth and efficient manufacturing of goods.
  • Collaborate with management to understand objectives and requirements.
  • Regularly prepare budgets and cost reports for production.
  • Divide responsibilities and tasks across the team to make production more efficient.
  • Resolve any problem that occurs.
  • Evaluate performances and constantly improvise practices
  • Conduct regular inspections of machinery, workers and the units.
  • Overseeing that the inventory is maintained of all the equipment and resources and ensure that they are stocked.
  • Ensure the law, health and safety protocol are upheld.
  • Approve regular maintenance work.
  • Sanction purchasing of equipment.
  • Uphold the policies and standards of the company.


Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration or related fields.
  • Prior experience with production as a director or manager.
  • In-depth knowledge of production management, risk management, and safety regulations.
  • Excellent organization, time management, and leadership skills.
  • Basic computer skill and with software like MS Office.
  • Confident and good decision-making ability with attention to detail.


Average Salary

On average $98,411 per annum.

Source - salary.com

Career Path

Production Manager is a job role that is for those with intermediate to expert level experience in the field. It is a job with high responsibility and in charge of managing the smooth and efficient flow of manufacturing of goods. Here are a few steps you can take towards this job role:

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration or related fields.
  • A Master’s degree in a similar discipline.
  • 5-10 years in the production industry.


Career Progression

With enough experience in this job role you can move onto other jobs in this field such as:

  • Market and Sales Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • General Manager- Systems, Operations, and Finances
  • Inventory Manager


Sample Questions

Personal
  • What do you enjoy about working in production?

  • What qualities of yours will help you with your job?

  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Human Resources
  • What would you do if you found employees violating health and safety protocols?

  • How long do you wish to work, if hired?

  • What makes you think you’d be a good fit with our company culture?

Management
  • How do you handle missed production deadlines?

  • What do you look for when you hire a worker?

  • Describe your management style.

Technical skills and knowledge
  • How do you ensure the quality of production throughout all processes?

  • How do you fix deadlines?

  • How would you motivate your staff to meet them?