The production manager is involved with the planning, coordination and control of manufacturing processes.
The production manager ensures that goods and services are produced efficiently. S/he ensures the correct amount is produced at the right cost and at the right level of quality.
The production manager is involved in both the pre-production (planning) stage as well as the production (control and supervision) stage.
The Production manager is also involved with product design and purchasing
Typical work activities
overseeing the production process, drawing up a production schedule;
ensuring that the production is cost effective;
making sure that products are produced on time and are of good quality;
working out the human and material resources needed;
drafting a timescale for the job;
estimating costs and setting the quality standards;
monitoring the production processes and adjusting schedules as needed;
being responsible for the selection and maintenance of equipment;
monitoring product standards and implementing quality-control programmes;
liaising among different departments, e.g. suppliers, managers;
working with managers to implement the company's policies and goals;
ensuring that health and safety guidelines are followed;
supervising and motivating a team of workers;
reviewing the performance of subordinates;
identifying training needs;
Minimum Education: First Degree
Qualifications: Entry Requirements and Experience
A good first degree in food science/technology, process engineering, business/management, material science/technology, transport/distribution/logistics and biochemistry is required.
A not less than 3years working experience in related field is essential.
Candidates will need to show evidence of the following:
planning and organising skills;
ability to act decisively;
ability to grasp concepts easily;
attention to detail;
ability to communicate clearly and persuasively;
excellent negotiating skills;
ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
good physical health;
ability to motivate others;
ability to work in a logical, systematic manner;
ready to work for extended hours when necessary;
Job Deadline: July 5th, 2012