An assistant production manager helps in providing the production process and schedule, overseeing quality control and ensuring products are produced on time or projects completed within the deadline. Other tasks of an assistant production manager include budgeting, utilizing needed human and material resources, creating a timescale for production, supervising production processes, and adjusting schedules when needed. These assistants are also responsible for procuring and monitoring the use of equipments. Assistant production managers also help in checking product standards and applying quality-control programs, liaising among different clients and departments, completing paperwork of the production manager and performing various tasks as assigned.
To become an effective assistant production manager, one must possess planning and organizing skills. He/she must have the ability decisively act in important situations, easily grasp concepts, and solve problems in productions. Assistant production managers must also have advanced knowledgeable in using computer programs such as Microsoft Office and other production-related software. Other useful skills in this field include great attention to detail, negotiation skills, good interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills, strong leadership skills, and problem-solving skills. Assistant production managers must also be able to work well under pressure during tight deadlines.