Production Manager Job Description

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Production Manager

Production Manager responsibilities

  • Liaising with other managers to formulate objectives and understand requirements
  • Estimating costs and preparing budgets
  • Organizing workflow to meet specifications and deadlines

Production Manager Job Description Template

Job Brief

We are looking for an experienced Production Manager to organize and oversee the manufacturing of goods. You will be ultimately responsible for the smooth running of all production lines and the quality of output.

We expect you to have deep know-how in production procedures. Ability to direct personnel towards maximum performance will set you apart as a leader. Decision-making and problem-solving will take up a great part of your day. If you are up to it, we’d like to talk to you.

The goal is to ensure an efficient and productive manufacturing process that meets customer requirements.


  • Liaise with other managers to formulate objectives and understand requirements
  • Estimate costs and prepare budgets
  • Organize workflow to meet specifications and deadlines
  • Monitor production to resolve issues
  • Supervise and evaluate performance of production personnel (quality inspectors, workers etc.)
  • Determine amount of necessary resources (workforce, raw materials etc.)
  • Approve maintenance work, purchasing of equipment etc.
  • Ensure output meets quality standards
  • Enforce health and safety precautions
  • Report to upper management


  • Proven experience as production director
  • Deep knowledge of production management
  • Understanding of quality standards and health & safety regulations
  • Knowledge of performance evaluation and budgeting concepts
  • Experience in reporting on key production metrics
  • Proficient in MS Office and ERP software
  • Outstanding communication ability
  • Excellent organizational and leaderships skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong decision-making skills and a results-driven approach
  • BSc/Ba in business administration or relevant field is preferred

Production Manager Job Description Examples

Production Manager • Schwan's

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Schwan s Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron , Tony s , Big Daddy s , Villa Prima and Freschetta pizza; Mrs. Smith s and Edwards desserts; and Pagoda Asian-style snacks. To....

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Production Manager • Maple Leaf Farms

Job Summary:Position is accountable for the daily management, leadership and administration of all feather and Down Inc. manufacturing operations, including ensuring that production and quality goals are achieved, and for continuous improvement of all manufacturing operations...Essential Skills:• Direct production process, coordinate and communicate production activities while ensuring that...

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Publishing Production Manager/Designer • Wine Business

Wine Business (WB), a Sonoma-based publisher and producer of a business-to-business magazine, annual directory, websites and conferences, has an opening in publications department. WB is the leading provider of quality information to the wine industry on production techniques and tools.

The duties of Publishing Production Manager/Designer will include...

Managing the production of multiple pr...

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Production Manager • CarMax

6004 - Des Moines - 10315 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, Iowa, 50322

CarMax, the way your career should be...General Summary:

The Service Operations Support Manager in Training is accountable for performing the job duties and responsibilities below, which primarily involve managing and leading associates.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:• Manage and lead associates to achieve production targ...

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