Production Manager Jobs
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When hiring a Production 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 production and manufacturing companies are also looking for the following personal requirements in prospective Production 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
Production Managers may be expected to do some or all of the following job responsibilities:
- Deciding production goals and timetables
- Setting and reporting production budgets
- Identifying what materials, supplies, machinery and equipment are needed to meet production goals
- Managing suppliers and vendors
- Evaluating production processes and creating reports
- Maintaining, testing, improving and deciding when to repair or replace equipment and machinery
- Developing new production processes
- Developing, training and assisting factory staff
- Meeting and liaising with clients and customers
- Overseeing factory safety standards and risks
Production Managers may choose to take up a similar position in another industry or specialise further within Production Management, such as Manufacturing Technology, Quality Control or Health & Safety.
100K – 120K per annum (NZD)
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