Production Manager manages the operations of all production areas to ensure that volume, cost, and quality standards are achieved. Plans and establishes work schedules, staffing requirements, and production sequences to maximize productivity. Being a Production Manager provides production process analysis and makes recommendations on solutions to process improvements. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Additionally, Production Manager relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Required a certain degree of creativity and latitude. Typically requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a senior manager. The Production Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. To be a Production Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required.