How to become a production manager

Link up the elements of the production chain by ensuring manufacturing is safe, resourced, and to schedule.

What does a production manager do?

Production managers are key players in the manufacturing process. They make sure that goods and services are safely produced to standard, delivered on time, and within budget.

Duties and tasks

  • Oversee the entire production process.
  • Organise production schedules.
  • Assess resourcing requirements, select and train staff, and supervise and motivate them.
  • Prepare and adjust budgets, purchase materials and resources, and maintain equipment.
  • Comply with quality and health and safety standards.
  • Keep records and prepare reports on outputs and performance. 

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