As a Production Manager, you will make sure goods and
services are produced safely, cost-effectively, on time and meet the required
The scope of the job depends on the nature of the production
system. Many companies are involved in several types of production, adding to
the complexity of the role, it is likely that you will be responsible for both
human and material resources.
The job may also be referred to as Operations Manager, must
have 3 – 5 years’ experience in same field.
Requirements and Responsibilities:
You will oversee the production process,
coordinating all production activities and operations.
You will need to: plan and draw up a production
schedule, decide on and order the resources that are required and ensure stock
levels remain adequate
Select and make decisions about equipment use, take
responsibility for its maintenance, modification and procurement
Set the quality standards
Strong background in ordering raw materials with
most effective prices in all food production
Ensure that the production will be cost
effective by estimating costs, negotiating and agreeing budgets with both
clients and managers
Monitor the production process and adjust
schedules as needed
Monitor productivity rates and product standards
and implement quality control programmes
Organise the repair of any damaged equipment
Liaise with different departments, teams and
companies, e.g. suppliers, managers, clients
Ensure that health and safety guidelines are
followed at all times
Ensure customer orders are completed on time and
to budget and that quality standards and targets are met
Work with managers to implement the company's
policies and goals
Collate and analyse data, putting together
production reports for both factory managers and customers
Manages, supervise and motivate the team of
Review worker performance and identify training
You'll be involved in the pre-production (planning) stage as
well as the production (control and supervision) stage. A large part of the job
is dealing with people and resource management.
You may also be involved with product design and purchasing.
In some larger firms, planners, controllers and production engineers and
supervisors will assist you. The role may be integrated with other functions,
such as marketing, sales and finance.