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Working As A Director Of Manufacturing Operations

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $134,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Director Of Manufacturing Operations Do

Industrial production managers oversee the daily operations of manufacturing and related plants. They coordinate, plan, and direct the activities used to create a wide range of goods, such as cars, computer equipment, or paper products.

Duties

Industrial production managers typically do the following:

  • Decide how best to use a plant’s workers and equipment to meet production goals
  • Ensure that production stays on schedule and within budget
  • Hire, train, and evaluate workers
  • Analyze production data
  • Write production reports
  • Monitor a plant’s workers to ensure they meet performance and safety requirements
  • Streamline the production process
  • Determine whether new machines are needed or whether overtime work is necessary
  • Fix any production problems

Industrial production managers, also called plant managers, may oversee an entire manufacturing plant or a specific area of production.

Industrial production managers are responsible for carrying out quality control programs to make sure the finished product meets a specific level of quality. Often called quality control systems managers, these managers use programs to help identify defects in products, identify the cause of the defect, and solve the problem creating it. For example, a manager may determine that a defect is being caused by parts from an outside supplier. The manager can then work with the supplier to improve the quality of the parts.

Industrial production managers work closely with managers from other departments as well. For example, the procurement (buying) department orders the supplies that the production department uses. A breakdown in communication between these two departments can cause production slowdowns. Industrial production managers also communicate with other managers and departments, such as sales, warehousing, and research and design.

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How To Become A Director Of Manufacturing Operations

Industrial production managers typically need a bachelor’s degree and several years of related work experience.

Education

Employers prefer managers have at least a bachelor’s degree. While the degree may be in any field, many industrial production managers have a bachelor’s degree in business administration or industrial engineering. Sometimes, production workers with many years of experience take management classes and become a production manager. At large plants, where managers have more oversight responsibilities, employers may look for managers who have a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) or a graduate degree in industrial management.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many industrial production managers begin as production workers and move up through the ranks. They usually advance to a first-line supervisory position before eventually being selected for management. Most earn a college degree in business management or take company-sponsored classes to increase their chances of a promotion.

Production managers who join a firm immediately after graduating from college sometimes work as first-line supervisors before beginning their jobs as production managers.

Some managers begin working at a company directly after college or graduate school. They may spend their first few months in training programs, becoming familiar with the production process, company policies, and safety regulations. In large companies, many also spend short periods of time working in other departments, such as purchasing or accounting, to learn more about the company.

Important Qualities

Interpersonal skills. Industrial production managers must have excellent communication skills so they can work with managers from other departments, as well as with the company’s senior-level management.

Leadership skills. To keep the production process running smoothly, industrial production managers must motivate and direct the employees they manage.

Problem-solving skills. Production managers must be able to identify problems immediately and solve them. For example, if a product has a defect, the manager determines whether it is a onetime problem or the result of the production process.

Time-management skills. To meet production deadlines, managers must carefully manage their employees’ time as well as their own.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

While not required, industrial production managers can earn certifications that show a higher level of competency in quality or management systems. The Association for Operations Management offers a Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) credential. The American Society for Quality offers credentials in quality control. Both certifications require specific amounts of work experience before applying for the credential, so they are generally not earned before entering the occupation.

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Average Length of Employment
Operations Manager 4.0 years
Top Careers Before Director Of Manufacturing Operations
Manager 4.8%
Director 2.9%
Top Careers After Director Of Manufacturing Operations
Director 4.1%
Consultant 3.3%
President 2.8%

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Director Of Manufacturing Operations Demographics

Gender

Male

90.7%

Female

6.6%

Unknown

2.7%
Ethnicity

White

64.1%

Hispanic or Latino

14.6%

Black or African American

10.8%

Asian

7.1%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.0%

Czech

12.5%

German

12.5%

Hebrew

12.5%

Polish

12.5%
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Director Of Manufacturing Operations Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.3%

Ohio State University

8.3%

Webster University

6.0%

Pepperdine University

6.0%

United States Military Academy

4.8%

University of Washington

4.8%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

4.8%

Santa Clara University

4.8%

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

4.8%

Michigan State University

4.8%

University of Arizona

4.8%

University of Connecticut

3.6%

Arizona State University

3.6%

University of Chicago

3.6%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

3.6%

Boston University

3.6%

University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)

3.6%

University of California - San Diego

3.6%

New York University

3.6%

National University

3.6%
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Majors

Business

37.5%

Mechanical Engineering

10.1%

Management

7.6%

Electrical Engineering

6.5%

Industrial Technology

4.8%

Finance

3.7%

Project Management

3.1%

Industrial Engineering

3.1%

Operations Management

2.8%

Engineering

2.8%

Chemical Engineering

2.5%

Supply Chain Management

2.3%

Chemistry

2.3%

Manufacturing Engineering

2.0%

Engineering And Industrial Management

2.0%

Accounting

1.7%

Biology

1.4%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.4%

Physics

1.4%

International Business

1.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

42.0%

Masters

31.9%

Other

19.0%

Associate

3.1%

Certificate

2.4%

Doctorate

0.9%

Diploma

0.4%

License

0.2%
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Real Director Of Manufacturing Operations Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Director of Manufacturing Operations American Cigarette Company, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, FL Sep 30, 2010 $300,000
Director of Manufacturing Operations American Cigarette Company, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, FL Mar 04, 2010 $300,000
SR. Director, Red Mill Manufacturing Operations Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. Rensselaer, NY Apr 13, 2011 $189,875
Director, Manufacturing Strategy-Indus. Pump Operations Flowserve U.S. Inc. Irving, TX Sep 21, 2016 $175,000
Director, Manufacturing IT Operations Genzyme Corporation Framingham, MA Oct 17, 2011 $157,539 -
$160,000
Director of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Operations IGI Laboratories, Inc. Buena, NJ Sep 11, 2015 $142,154
Director of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Operation IGI Laboratories, Inc. Buena, NJ Aug 24, 2014 $136,688
Director of Manufacturing Operations Nexus Spine, LLC Salt Lake City, UT Jan 11, 2016 $132,000
Director, Manufacturing Operations Medsep Corporation Covina, CA Oct 01, 2012 $120,000 -
$160,000

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Top Skills for A Director Of Manufacturing Operations

  1. Facility
  2. New Product Development
  3. Delivery Performance
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Reorganized department and coordinated moving of operations to modernized facility near corporate office, stimulating cooperation with R&D.
  • Drive reduced time-to-market for new product development by leveraging supply base.
  • Implemented operational strategies providing competitive advantages in the areas of cost reduction, quality, productivity, and delivery performance.
  • Spearheaded process improvement programs to enhance staff decision-making and minimize number of resources required to perform tasks by restructuring manufacturing operations.
  • Managed the procurement department to fulfill our supply chain requirement and communicated closely with the sales department to accomplish customer forecasts.

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