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Sample production manager job description

Since [Company X] was founded, we’ve aspired to deliver quality, sophisticated clothing to customers worldwide. Our passion for style and service has set us apart and helped us thrive, and we’re excited for what’s coming next. We’re seeking an experienced manager to oversee the production of all sweaters, including cost control, product placement and delivery, and communication of product changes.

Objectives of this role

  • Manage production schedule for on-time completion
  • Take an active role in factory production planning
  • Identify and address key concerns that may alter or impact production schedule
  • Manage shipping schedule for on-time delivery


  • Create and manage WIP report for tracking development
  • Provide status reports to direct manager
  • Drive development process through frequent communication with global vendors during product lifecycle
  • Partner with design team for product development approval
  • Partner with internal teams to engineer products within cost parameters
  • Track development milestones to meet established deadlines

Required skills and qualifications

  • Six or more years of experience in a production or product-management role
  • Experience in global sourcing and managing product lifecycles
  • Knack for building strong relationships with vendors
  • Experience in negotiating with multiple vendors to meet specified budget
  • Ability to manage a team efficiently and effectively

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Associate’s degree (or equivalent) in manufacturing or operations
  • Proficiency with PC applications, especially Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills