production manager resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Capable of matching workers to optimal positions, improving performance and maintaining compliance with company standards in high-volume production settings. Well-versed in training, equipping and motivating team members to optimize productivity and efficiency.

Highly-qualified Production Manager bringing 25 + years of experience in diverse environments. Driven to deliver high-quality goods according to demanding schedules.

Production Supervisor successful in supervising the day-to-day operations of a large manufacturing plant employing 35 production staff and quality control technicians.

Manufacturing and production professional skilled in leading high-producing teams and using lean manufacturing to reduce costs and increase process efficiency.

  • Strategic execution
  • Workforce training
  • Configuration analysis
  • Health and safety compliance
  • Continuous improvement processes
Education and Training
James Monroe High School North Hills, CA Expected in 1989 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Abb Ltd - Production Manager
Quincy, MA, 12/2000 - 04/2020
  • Reviewed production orders, schedules, delivery dates and inventory levels to determine product availability.
  • Improved efficiency and productivity by eliminating waste and production constraints.
  • Managed all areas of manufacturing, safety, inventory control and process implementation.
  • Assessed and trained personnel for promotion to cross-functional operations.
  • Conducted performance reviews to identify and rectify areas for improvement.
  • Expanded production line from [Type] level to [Type] level.
  • Implemented root cause and corrective actions to remove production constraints and improve product quality.
  • Coached employees in developing and achieving individual performance goals.
  • Increased productivity by [Number]% and reduced material waste [Number]% by consistently seeking efficiencies.
  • Established and maintained clear production procedures, job roles and quality assurance guidelines.
  • Established and adjusted work procedures to meet production schedules.
  • Forecasted staffing needs and production volume and produced and prepared daily operations reports.
  • Coordinated position requirements, schedules and production team processes.
  • Coordinated preventive maintenance on existing and new production equipment, including routine calibration.
  • Prioritized and prepared production schedules and communicated production goals to team members.
  • Managed vendor relations and contracts through strategic partnerships which saved $[Amount] and delivered premium contract pricing.
  • Managed materials to meet production goals and specific customer demands.
  • Optimized scheduling based on deep expertise of machine capacities and equipment.
  • Attained [Type] targets and plant [Type] requirements by [Action].
  • Produced daily operations report, including forecasting staffing needs and production volume, to support cost-reduction and service improvement initiatives.
  • Cultivated culture of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement while providing operational leadership.
  • Coached team on company policies, procedures, and best practices to enhance operational efficiency, employee productivity and subsequently decrease labor costs.
  • Organized, prioritized and managed plant maintenance projects to keep facility safe, efficient and clean.
  • Evaluated current production processes and made forward-thinking adjustments to improve output.
  • Planned and delegated work to meet planned project and production goals.
  • Discussed product value and vision with team members while encouraging new ideas and suggestions.
  • Conducted market research and reviewed production and sales costs.
  • Directed and motivated [Number]-person team of production staff.
Nationwide Children's Hospital - Receiving Manager
Marysville, OH, 06/1990 - 05/2001
  • Collected merchandise returns from the sales floor and processed paperwork.
  • Kept stockroom free of hazards, working efficiently and properly organized.
  • Opened and checked deliveries to verify contents and resolve issues with vendors in a timely manner.
  • Rectified problems such as damages and shortages by collaborating directly with vendor representatives.
  • Organized storage areas to maximize efficiency of materials movements and minimize labor required.
  • Promoted inventory accuracy and proper records management by comparing shipment contents with paperwork.
  • Optimized shipping and receiving strategies with cost-effective methods, carriers and routes.
  • Received and staged incoming inventory for movement to storage or sales floor.
  • Directed materials routing by preparing accurate shipping orders and bills of lading.
  • Supervised warehouse team, including schedule management, training and task delegation.
  • Inventoried [Type] and [Type] areas every [Timeframe] and addressed discrepancies to maintain recordkeeping validity.
  • Updated [Software] system with data such as weights, charges and discrepancies.
  • Coordinated with carrier representatives to arrange and issue instructions for shipping and delivery of materials.
  • Consulted price lists to calculate costs, such as shipping, storage and demurrage charges.
  • Determined most effective method of shipment for [Type] and [Type] packages based on budgetary and time requirements.
  • Collaborated with carrier representatives to determine receipt methods and make special delivery arrangements.
  • Performed inspections of shipment contents, verifying accuracy against invoices and manifests.
  • Unpacked and examined incoming shipments to confirm consistency with records and routed materials to appropriate department.
  • Prepared and processed shipping documents, including work and shipping orders, route materials and bills of lading.
  • Maintained productivity goals by organizing and transferring incoming shipments using [Type] and [Type] equipment.
  • Prepared shipments for postage through careful packing, sealing and labeling of materials.
  • Utilized [Software] to organize and maintain shipment records, including [Type], [Type] and [Type] data.
  • Operated lift and hand trucks to transfer materials to and from target areas.
Advanced Lubrication Specialties - Purchasing Assistant
Bensalem, PA, 02/2000 - 04/2001
  • Managed monthly purchase order shipments by deadline and cancellation dates.
  • Obtained purchased items by forwarding orders to suppliers and monitored expedited orders.
  • Analyzed customer needs and accordingly developed procurement requirements.
  • Developed contract terms and conditions and administered contract changes.
  • Coordinated with suppliers to resolve performance related issues.
  • Received and reviewed department supply requisitions and placed appropriate orders based on need and available funds.
  • Negotiated preferred terms and conditions for company to achieve significant savings.
  • Decreased sourcing costs through negotiation and demand management.
  • Collaborated with management to assess materials needs and look for improved options to better meet changing demands.
  • Sourced unique items and built relationships with vendors able to reliably deliver high-quality goods.
  • Work with both new and existing suppliers on all types of RFXs.
  • Negotiated optimal product and service rates and terms to align with corporate budget.
  • Achieved cost-savings by developing functional solutions to [Type] problems.
  • Collaborated with others to discuss new [Type] opportunities.
  • Improved customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems.
  • Answered [Number] calls per [Timeframe] to answer customer questions.
  • Created agendas and communication materials for team meetings.
  • Performed site evaluations, customer surveys and team audits.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Delivered [Product or Service] to customer locations.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Supported [Type] department by compiling paperwork and taking detailed meeting minutes.

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School Attended

  • James Monroe High School

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  • Production Manager
  • Receiving Manager
  • Purchasing Assistant


  • High School Diploma

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