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Production managers and directors in manufacturing plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources necessary for production in manufacturing industries including the maintenance of engineering items, equipment and machinery.


  • Liaises with other managers to plan overall production activity and daily manufacturing activity, sets quality standards and estimates timescales and costs
  • Manages production to ensure that orders are completed to an agreed date and conform to customer and other requirements
  • Monitors production and production costs and undertakes or arranges for the preparation of reports and records
  • Oversees supervision of the production line and its staff, ensures targets are met.

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-set entry standards. Entry is possible with either a degree or equivalent qualification, and/or relevant experience. On-the-job training is provided and professional qualifications are available, as are S/NVQs in Management at levels 3 to 5.

What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £55,000 per annum and can progress up to £62,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 37,727 employed Production Managers & Directors In Manufacturing in the region.