Top Manufacturing Executive oversees all aspects of an organization's manufacturing processes. Plans and directs the purchase, maintenance, and layout of equipment. Being a Top Manufacturing Executive establishes workflow and assembly methods to maximize efficiency of manufacturing operations. Directs and monitors workforce utilization. Additionally, Top Manufacturing Executive ensures manufacturing performance and quality goals are met. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Top Manufacturing Executive manages a business unit, division, or corporate function with major organizational impact. Establishes overall direction and strategic initiatives for the given major function or line of business. Has acquired the business acumen and leadership experience to become a top function or division head.