Profession manufacturing manager

Manufacturing managers plan, oversee and direct the manufacturing process in an organisation. They ensure products and services are efficiently produced within the timeframe and budget given.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

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  • Develop manufacturing policies

    Develop policies and procedures applied in a manufactury such as employment policies or safety procedures.

  • Follow company standards

    Lead and manage according to the organisation's code of conduct.

  • Strive for company growth

    Develop strategies and plans aiming at achieving a sustained company growth, be the company self-owned or somebody else's. Strive with actions to increase revenues and positive cash flows.

  • Adhere to organisational guidelines

    Adhere to organisational or department specific standards and guidelines. Understand the motives of the organisation and the common agreements and act accordingly.

  • Manage budgets

    Conduct cost estimates and budget planning. Monitor the budget, as well as costs and expenses. Forecast the budget development continuously. Report on the budget.

  • Define manufacturing quality criteria

    Define and describe the criteria by which data quality is measured for manufacturing purposes, such as international standards and manufacturing regulations.

  • Manage supplies

    Monitor and control the flow of supplies that includes the purchase, storage and movement of the required quality of raw materials, and also work-in-progress inventory. Manage supply chain activities and synchronise supply with demand of production and customer.

  • Create manufacturing guidelines

    Draft procedures and guidelines to ensure that government and industry regulations are met by manufacturers in both international and domestic markets.

  • Manage staff

    Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.

  • Plan health and safety procedures

    Set up procedures for maintaining and improving health and safety in the workplace.

  • Meet deadlines

    Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.

Optional knowledge and skills

prepare production reports set up the controller of a machine pharmaceutical chemistry promote sustainable energy reproduce documents inspect industrial equipment manage stocked company material coordinate sewage sludge handling maintain database schedule regular machine maintenance report on production results supervise laboratory operations conduct energy audit oversee logistics of finished products pharmaceutical manufacturing quality systems carry out energy management of facilities manage company transport strategy develop staff pharmaceutical technology water policies recruit personnel assess studio production printing materials analyse goal progress company policies multimedia systems manage distribution channels assess felled timber quality offset printing gas market liaise with quality assurance negotiate with stakeholders inspect pipelines document analysis results identify market niches sketchbook pro manage commercial risks recruit employees apply control process 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ensure safety in electrical power operations adjust the work during the creative process electricity compose energy performance contracts energy performance of buildings electricity market basic chemicals wood products write research proposals assess environmental impact digital marketing techniques develop strategies for electricity contingencies industrial heating systems test chemical samples improve business processes develop energy policy chemical processes manage manufacturing documentation manage chemical testing procedures energy maintain water treatment equipment mitigate environmental impact of pipeline projects timber products ensure compliance with environmental legislation monitor plant production collaborate on international energy projects manage water treatment promote sustainable management agricultural chemicals wear appropriate protective gear improve chemical processes manage water quality testing synthetic materials microsoft visio binding technologies procure mechanical machinery supervise sewerage systems construction optimise production processes parameters analyse energy market trends cope with manufacturing deadlines pressure risk management supervise waste disposal analyse supply chain strategies schedule production laboratory techniques ensure compliance with safety legislation coordinate electricity generation communicate with external laboratories good manufacturing practices water reuse business management principles use it tools calculate utility payments communicate with customers screen printing process use chemical analysis equipment advise on potential safety hazards concerning heating systems water chemistry analysis adhere to standard procedures delegate activities manage discarded products promote environmental awareness flexography adapt energy distribution schedules promote innovative infrastructure design schedule shifts pharmaceutical industry manage chemical processes inspection graphics editor software carry out 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