A production manager (of the unspecified type) is responsible to supervising, motivating, and supporting their staff on a daily basis. A production manager must plan, schedule, strategize, and oversee production activities while remaining cost effective. The production manager is critical to overall customer satisfaction and must communicate effectively with clients; additionally, they must use a team-focused approach to maintain excellent communication with their staff. A production manager must meet their department's production and customer satisfaction goals. Their responsibilities also include effectively communicating with the general manager/owner and the sales/production teams, giving regular updates to make sure that production, sales, and customers’ needs are met.
Typically, a production manager needs at least a high school diploma or equivalent, as well as several years of experience as a supervisor. He or she must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to analyze relevant production data. They must also have an in-depth knowledge of production and related operations. A production manager typically must be able to stand for much of their day and may need to occasionally lift objects up to 50 pounds. There may also be exposure to chemical fumes, and so the production manager must be capable of occasionally working in that environment as well.
Production Manager, (Unspecified Type) Tasks
- Manage project quality control, and facilitate communication with directors, workers, and other project teams to prevent errors.
- Calculate costs associated with the project, including materials and wages, and ensure the project stays within budget.
- Oversee the ordering and delivery of materials and equipment, track inventory, and maintain purchase records.
- Coordinate and direct the completion of a project, develop production schedules, and ensure work is completed on time.
- Supervise project staffing, assign tasks, and evaluate the performance of employees.