Production Managers and Directors in Manufacturing

Production managers and directors in manufacturing plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources necessary for production in manufacturing industries including the maintenance of engineering items, equipment and machinery.


New workers
£ 12,222
£ 44,544
£ 96,028

Available jobs

In the past year there were 270,579 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Oversees supervision of the production line and its staff, ensures targets are met.

  • Monitors production and production costs and undertakes or arranges for the preparation of reports and records.

  • Manages production to ensure that orders are completed to an agreed date and conform to customer and other requirements.

  • Liaises with other managers to plan overall production activity and daily manufacturing activity, sets quality standards and estimates timescales and costs.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Engineering Management

  • Project Management

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Production Management

  • Continuous Improvement Process

  • Auditing

  • Lean Manufacturing

  • Procurement

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Environment Health And Safety

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Management

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Operations

  • Planning

  • Problem Solving

  • Customer Service

  • Innovation

  • Sales

  • Detail Oriented

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.