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Manufacturing Manager Jobs

Manufacturing Manager Jobs

How to Enter

When hiring a Manufacturing Manager, many New Zealand employers will be looking for candidates who have previous working experience in a manufacturing plant in a supervisor or managerial role. In addition, some businesses may prefer people with relevant tertiary qualifications.

Additionally, many manufacturing companies are also looking for the following personal requirements in prospective Manufacturing Managers:

  • Friendly, approachable and patient

  • Organised and great at planning

  • Excellent communicator

  • Able to motivate and lead others

  • Can work with conflict, under pressure and to deadlines

  • Great decision-maker and problem-solver

Typical Responsibilities

Manufacturing Managers may be expected to do some or all of the following job responsibilities:

  • Setting factory goals, timetables, and budgets

  • Reporting on factory productivity, efficiency and factory

  • Deciding what materials, supplies, machinery and equipment are needed to meet manufacturing goals

  • Ordering materials and supplies with vendors

  • Evaluating operational processes and creating reports on results, including suggested changes

  • Maintaining, testing, improving and deciding when to repair or replace equipment and machinery

  • Developing, training and assisting factory staff

  • Meeting and liaising with clients and customers

  • Overseeing factory safety standards and risks


Manufacturing Managers may choose to take up a similar position in another industry or specialise further within Manufacturing Management, such as Manufacturing Technology, Quality Control or Health & Safety.

Salary Range

100K – 120K per annum (NZD)