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

Knowledge

  • Manufacturing processes

    The steps required through which a material is transformed into a product, its development and full-scale manufacturing.

Skills

  • Develop manufacturing policies

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

  • 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.

  • Meet deadlines

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

  • Follow company standards

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Follow quality standards

    Apply a set of measures and standards concerning the quality of processes or products, ensuring that quality is maintained and improved during work activities.

Optional knowledge and skills

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brief report pollution incidents ensure equipment maintenance use it tools mechanics test chemical samples adapt production levels prospect new customers ensure equipment availability develop business case identify energy needs optimise production processes parameters demonstrate commitment to environmental sustainability report on production results identify faults in utility meters monitor chemical process condition consult with editor ensure correct goods labelling develop water supply schedule keep up with digital transformation of industrial processes manage water quality testing monitor disposal of radioactive substances compose energy performance contracts gas market reprography water policies monitor manufacturing quality standards develop radiation protection strategies graphics editor software hire new personnel perform product planning manage chemical processes inspection develop staff schedule regular machine maintenance offset printing evaluate employees work prepare production reports gimp liaise with quality assurance ensure proper water storage inspect quality of products communicate commercial and technical issues in foreign languages negotiate with stakeholders communicate with customers document analysis results energy market digital printing ensure compliance with environmental legislation promote innovative infrastructure design electricity market inspect industrial equipment forecast organisational risks ensure compliance with safety legislation adhesives recruit personnel inspect pipelines basic chemicals design strategies for nuclear emergencies study prices of wood products water reuse plan shifts of employees supervise sewerage systems construction synfig advise customers on wood products analyse energy market trends recruit employees proofread text adhere to standard procedures manage workflow processes promote environmental awareness calculate utility payments water chemistry analysis apply control process statistical methods ensure compliance with electricity distribution schedule train employees contract law ferrous metal processing manage water distribution procedures electricity consumption graphic design follow safety precautions in printing adjust the work during the creative process develop strategies for electricity contingencies manage chemical testing procedures analyse energy consumption timber products forecast energy prices develop energy policy supervise electricity distribution operations advise on waste management procedures adobe photoshop carry out purchasing operations in the timber business check durability of wood materials analyse production processes for improvement multimedia systems analyse supply chain strategies digital marketing techniques disaggregate the production plan provide training ensure safety in electrical power operations microsoft visio maintain relationship with customers develop energy saving concepts types of paper adobe illustrator respond to nuclear emergencies woodworking processes manage emergency evacuation plans manage electricity transmission system manage timber stocks manage discarded products distinguish wood quality synthetic materials energy efficiency assess felled timber quality develop sewerage networks outsourcing strategy perform market research ensure compliance with radiation protection regulations wood products types of metal manufacturing processes construction products coordinate sewage sludge handling ensure regulatory compliance in pipeline infrastructures procure mechanical machinery communicate with external laboratories negotiate terms with suppliers liaise with local authorities manage customer service oversee quality control test production input materials flexography identify market niches adjust production schedule screen printing process inform on water supply implement strategic planning manage company transport strategy maintain water treatment equipment radiation protection maintain database supervise laboratory operations manufacturing plant equipment mitigate environmental impact of pipeline projects oversee production requirements investment analysis risk management monitor automated machines write research proposals adapt energy distribution schedules instruct employees on radiation protection agricultural chemicals prepare purchasing reportings monitor plant production engineering processes pharmaceutical chemistry electrical power safety regulations manage distribution channels advise on heating systems energy efficiency company policies innovation processes promote sustainable management manage health and safety standards printing materials check material rescources renewable energy technologies develop water purification methods monitor utility equipment types of metal sketchbook pro develop electricity distribution schedule schedule shifts provide cost benefit analysis reports printing plate making prepare timelines for pipeline development projects control production manage factory operations characteristics of chemicals used for tanning liaise with shareholders business management principles gas consumption supply chain management energy quality standards leadership principles meet contract specifications conduct energy audit produce customised products coordinate electricity generation schedule production carry out energy management of facilities assess environmental impact supervise waste disposal set up the controller of a machine coordinate environmental efforts manage emergency procedures printing media pharmaceutical manufacturing quality systems manage production systems measure customer feedback regulate chemical reaction wear appropriate protective gear measure water quality parameters set management priorities in pipeline networks types of wood materials sell processed timber in a commercial environment supervise waste water treatments manage manufacturing documentation manage commercial risks analyse goal progress manage water treatment 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Common job titles

  • Production manager- manufacturing
  • Plant manager
  • Production manager
  • Production superintendent
  • Plant manager - manufacturing
  • Manufacturing manager
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