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In compliance with Organic Law 15/1999, of 13 December, under the Personal Data Protection Act, we inform you that data collected will form part of an automated file, under the ownership of BARCELONA ACTIVE SPM S.A., with registered office at 162-164 Calle Llacuna, Barcelona, with the aim of managing enrollments and of informing of the company's activities and services within its field of action. You will be able to exercise access rights, rectification, cancel cancellation and/or opposition via written communication to the Legal Services of BARCELONA ACTIVE SPM S.A. at the aforementioned address.

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Manufacturing manager; Production manager;


The application of new regulations regarding chemical products will force companies to specialise in particular products to achieve technological efficiency and cost reduction. More than the products themselves, the simplification of processes, the application of automation and monitoring, adjusting to demand and integrating different business departments are set to constitute the main factors of competitiveness. The production manager plays a key role in coordinating of the transformation process, under the supervision of the general and factory management, and must maintain constant contact with other heads of department (purchasing, quality, engineering). His/her work encompasses all of the resources and activities required to acquire chemicals, including the selection, design and maintenance of equipment and facilities, the organisation and optimisation of processes, production planning and control, the management of raw materials and finished product stocks, and the control of quality and costs. The purpose of all the above is to maximise the availability of production media in optimal conditions. In a SME, the production manager handles all aspects of production, taking decisions independently, whereas in large businesses, s/he is in charge of managing the staff in charge of operating one or more production units with the support of team leaders and process engineers.


  • Carry out and monitor stock control.
    Check stock levels and finished product turnover, inventories carried out and shipment orders.
    Monitor stock levels and raw material-, semi-processed product-, packaging- and wrapping material turnover to ensure their availability in terms of time, quality and amounts, maintaining constant contact with suppliers.
    Review deadlines accroding to available and safety stocks.
    Carry out a sales review in line with forecasts or, failing these, associated stock levels.
    Monitor expiry dates and handle products which are past their sell-by date.
    Suggest improvements to be made to the management system with regard to planning, supply and purchase orders.
  • Plan, manage and coordinate activities related to the manufacture of industrial chemicals.
    Establish production schedules in accordance with the sales and marketing forecasts provided by different departments of the company.
    Assess machinery, material and human resources requirements to fill maufacturing orders, checking their availability.
    In charge of organising and optimising the use of plant equipment, specifying the appropriate sequence and cost and productivity standards.
    Draw up budgets and approve financial entries, ensuring effective cost control.
    Implement production and quality control systems, analysing production-, quality control-, process and maintenance control reports to identify operational issues and solve these with the help of the technical and administrative staff.
    Select and monitor product standards, studying raw material samples or managing tests during the process to ensure that finished products are of the desired quality.
    Direct research on new or improved products and methods.
    Draw up production and supply lists and schedules, supervising the preparation of production records and reports.
    Ensure the fulfilment of regulations regarding safety in the workplace and related procedures.
    Coordinate and supervise the design, construction and assembly of new production facilities, and supervise the maintenance of existing facilities.
  • Supervise staff selection, training and performance.
    Supervise, direct and monitor production staff, and organise their recruitment, career development and employment in the plant.
    Ensure that the duties associated with his/her area of competence are are defined, assigned, received and understood by the staff.
    Ensure that any incidents arising during the operation of his/her unit are duly recorded, reported and investigated.
    Check that all employees under the management of his/her unit are properly trained and qualified to carry out the tasks assigned to them, and report any training needs identified.
  • Represent the department when liaising with other departments of the company or third parties.
    Contribute to internal and external audits.
    Help assess risk and prepare the work methodology to be used in non-routine operations.
    Ensure that all new processes, products and facilities either developed or used by his/her unit are subject to satisfactory risk identification and assessment.
    Participate in drawing up sales forecasts, negotiating production-related customer needs and reporting incidents likely to affect delivery deadlines or plant capacity.

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