Fabric Technical Manager

  • Job Reference: AW4761
  • Date Posted: 16 September 2021
  • Recruiter: u&I Search Ltd.
  • Location: Devon
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Angela Wilkinson
  • Email: angelaw@uandisearch.com

Job Description

Our client is a market leading manufacturer of both woven and knitted fabrics. As a result of continued business growth they are now seeking a Fabric Technical Manager to join their Woven Industrial Solutions team.

Fabric Technical Manager – The Role:

• Reporting to the Technical Director you will manage the technical development and quality processes for the business unit.

• Research and understand the current capabilities and technology available in the market.

• Manage all live technical cases to include sample analysis, new product design and costings.

• Responsible for the fabric design and development of WIS products, including all parts, weaving and laboratory specifications and performance checks and reports.

• Generate statistically robust technical specifications for all data analysis, yarn suppliers, fabrics constructions and external processing requirements.

• Responsible for the product quality of WIS products, monitoring the yarn and fabric, understanding the product requirements and problem solving as appropriate.

• Responsible for the technical sign-off of all incoming orders.

• Identify improvement opportunities for fabric construction and cost reduction.

• Maintain appropriate levels of contact with suppliers (including tradeshows) in regard to sourcing, specifications and quality.

• Ensure customers are provided with the appropriate level of technical support.

• Responsible for raising health and safety alerts as and when required.

• Ensure all staff adhere to all company processes such as standard work, 5S, Risk Assessments (RAs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

• Provide leadership to all direct reports and respective teams, ensuring the Company’s values are part of daily routines and behaviours.

• Promote and encourage an environment focused on delivering a world class service, with a positive employee culture.           

Fabric Technical Manager – The candidate:

  • Degree level educated, preferably textile or polymer based or at least 3-5 years of relevant experience in a textile manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to manage and develop a team whilst working as part of the management team
  • Able to work on your own initiative and in a concise and methodical manner.
  • Strong IT skills
  • Excellent communicator
  • Able to drive and travel when required.

Fabric Technical Manager – The package:

  • Competitive Salary DOE
  • Excellent Benefits