Roles and missions of the production manager
The production manager plays a critical role in production with multiple responsibilities. They are responsible for planning and overseeing production operations, and must balance time, resources, and costs to achieve production goals at an optimal level.
Some of the key duties and responsibilities of a production manager include:
- Maintain a high level of efficiency through production procedures and by improving processes ;
- Coordinate and supervise production personnel, machinery and equipment, ensuring that all work is performed according to guidelines and quality standards;
- Analyze production data and information to determine ways to optimize production;
- Manage and monitor the production budget;
- Monitor and analyze process and product performance, and take corrective action when necessary;
- Identify production personnel issues and needs;
- Develop training plans for employees and ensure that they complete their training;
- Write reports on performance, trends and issues in the production environment;
- Work collaboratively with other departments to ensure that products and services meet quality requirements and standards.
The Production Manager also has a critical role in developing and improving production policies and procedures, as well as inventory planning and management. They must ensure that all products are manufactured to the required standards and specifications, and that there are enough production personnel available to meet demands. Finally, they must ensure that production operations run smoothly, on time and on budget.
Production Manager Salary and Career Development
The salary of a production manager varies according to his experience and the companies where he works. In France, here are the annual gross salary averages for a production manager based on years of experience:
- 0 to 2 years: between 25,000 and 30,000 euros ;
- 2 to 5 years: between 30,000 and 45,000 euros;
- 5 to 10 years: between 45.000 and 55.000 euros;
- 10 to 15 years: between 55,000 and 75,000 euros;
- More than 15 years: more than 75,000 euros.
This remuneration can of course be supplemented by bonuses or benefits in kind. Production managers who wish to develop their career can join professions such as:
- Production Manager ;
- Operations Manager; Quality Manager; and
- Quality manager ;
- Logistics manager;
- Purchasing manager.