MANUFACTURING MANAGER SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS
The Manufacturing Manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization’s manufacturing facilities, planning, coordinating, and directing the activities (processes) that result in products (goods).
MANUFACTURING MANAGER ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Plan, determine optimal utilization of manufacturing workers and equipment to meet manufacturing goals.
- Determine if new manufacturing machines, methods are needed.
- Ensure that manufacturing stays on schedule and within budget.
- Coordinate manufacturing with Sales, Marketing, Procurement, and other departments, as well as with vendors and shippers.
- Help ensure that customer, statutory, standards, and internal requirements are met or exceeded.
- Hire, train, and evaluate manufacturing workers; monitor workers to ensure they meet performance and safety requirements.
- Analyze manufacturing data and identify trends, anomalies, and opportunities for improvement; identify and utilize methods of making manufacturing process more efficient and effective (reducing waste, using lean).
- Write manufacturing reports and present to top management.
- Direct corrections (corrective action) of any manufacturing problems that may arise; work with Quality Manager in development and implementation of corrective and preventive actions (CAPA).
Reports directly to the organization’s President (CEO). Assists and works in conjunction with Sales, Marketing, Logistics (Warehousing), and Procurement management, as well as vendors and shippers.
The Manufacturing Manager Job Description is mentioned in the following procedures:
MANUFACTURING MANAGER QUALIFICATIONS
A bachelor’s degree (e.g., business administration, industrial engineering) and ten years of experience in a manufacturing environment, three as a plant manager, are required.
Must have demonstrated ability to lead a diverse team of manufacturing workers. Good communication skills and the ability to work well with people at all levels, educational background, etc., are essential. Strong organizational and managerial skills required. Project management experience is a must; candidates with project management certification will be given preference. Some training experience (e.g., manufacturing tools & techniques, standards, regulations) will also be helpful.
MANUFACTURING MANAGER PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Ability to communicate orally with customers, vendors, management, and coworkers is crucial. Regular use of phone and email for communication is essential. Hearing and vision correctable to within normal ranges is essential for normal conversations, receiving ordinary information, and preparing or inspecting documents.
The ability to remain in a stationary position roughly 60% of the time, as well as the ability to move about the manufacturing facilities (access files/storage, office equipment, computers and other productivity devices; plan, organize, and attend manufacturing meetings; attend to various issues on the shop floor; etc.), is required.
Using a computer while sitting for extended periods is common, though some time will be spent in the manufacturing area, where eye, ear, and other protection (safety gear) are required.
No heavy lifting is expected, though occasional exertion of about 20 lbs. of force (e.g., picking up and carrying binders, blueprints, schematics and other drawings, laptops) may be required. Good manual dexterity needed to use common office equipment (e.g., computers, mobile devices, copiers/scanners).
The job is primarily performed indoors in a traditional office setting, though much time will be spent in the manufacturing facility. Extended periods of sitting while using a computer or other productivity devices are common.