Production Manager Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 64,087 Production Manager resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing a Production Manager Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Production Supervisors, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write a Production Manager Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Production Manager CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand production manager skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a production manager : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Production Manager
Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
We compared 64,087 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a production manager job required by employers is 5.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average production manager job listing asks for 5.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average production manager candidate have?
The average production manager resume contains 6.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your production manager skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from production manager resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Production Manager
Doctoral Degree
Doctoral Degree - Psychology
  • Located and recovered lost, expired, and cancelled layaways to prevent shortage and ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Performed and assisted with set-up,adjustments and productivity of department machinary and equipment.
  • Lead safety and OSHA meetings.
  • Managed Field Marketing Coordinators and fostered their professional development.
  • Perform general maintenance and daily tests on Kodak film developing equipment.

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Production Manager
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Psychology
  • Improved package mis-sort ratio from 1 in 5000 to 1 in 25,000 by guiding employees to provide team support and motivation.
  • Lead a crew of 4-8 people to maintain the sanitation standards set by the FDA.
  • Worked as volunteer hazardous materials responder.
  • Reduced overtime by 3% by reducing the sort span.
  • Maintain compliance with OSHA standars.
Assistant Manager

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Production Manager
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Psychology
  • Complete all paperwork and documentation according to guidelines and deadlines.
  • Deposit every day and night.
  • Assist cashier when need be count tills to ensure correct cash is in till count deposit and enter data into computer
  • Completed all required paperwork and documentation according to guidelines and deadlines.
  • Authorized and signed for refunds and overrides; count register; make bank deposits.

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Production Manager
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Chemistry
  • Conducted liquid hydrocarbon analyses, using Excel for final calculation and certification.
  • Managed and maintained preventative maintenance and calibration program for the plant in Excel.
  • Solved a training problem by writing QC instruction manual and used it to train plant operators.
  • Analyzed ISO 17025, Part 1065 and EPA protocol gas mixtures for final certification.
  • Calibrated and maintained EPA protocol and other calibration curves for gas analyses.
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As a production manager, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Production Manager roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of production manager resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
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As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Production Manager Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Production Managers. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Production Managers to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%