Executive Certificate

Production Unit Director

Fine-tune your managerial techniques

Production Unit Directors are too often considered as just profit center managers, whereas in reality they are in charge of value creation centers, lead teams and must constantly innovate.


The aim of this program is to enable you to acquire the practical managerial know-how that is necessary in this role. You will also have the opportunity to exchange with your peers and find your own solutions to your personal managerial challenges.





Some company directors control and others trust. The former are director-managers and the latter are director-leaders” 

– Xavier Fontanet



The program will enable you to:

Increase your understanding of the global context in which the company operates

Fine-tune your managerial practices

Focus on a specific personal issue throughout the program

Academic Director(s)

Daniel Genton

Affiliate Professor, HEC Paris

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Program content

Consists of 6 modules of 2-3 days


Module 1

The Production Unit Director as an "entrepreneur"

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Module 2

The Production Unit Director as a "boss", managing a team

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Module 3

The Production Unit Director as an "financial manager" 

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Module 4

The Production Unit Director as a cost center and value creation center "strategist"

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Module 5

The Production Unit Director "in action"

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Module 6

The Production Unit Director / participant, 6 months later

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The program is aimed at:
Current and future Industrial Directors, Current and future Production Unit Directors (Factories, large workshops, etc.), Current and future Directors of Logistics Centers.


Training Costs

12780 € excl. VAT

Next Session

2017 / 2018
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Aurélie Lever

Program Advisor

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Denis Maucout

Production Unit Director - NTN SNR


Excellente formation qui ma permis d'ouvrir mon champ de vision et de prendre de la hauteur sur la mission du DU."

Mohamed Bennis Nechba

Production Unit Director - Ciments de l'Atlas


Une belle occasion d’ouverture et de mise à niveau générale dans un monde de plus en plus dynamique avec des contextes et environnements changeant rapidement et en permanence. J’encourage vivement les managers à suivre ce programme."

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