Fabric Technical Manager

  • Job Reference:
    AW4761
  • Date Posted:
    06 June 2022
  • Recruiter:
  • Location:
    Devon
  • Salary:
    On Application
  • Sector:
  • Job Type:
    Permanent
  • Work Hours:
    Full Time
  • Contact:
    Angela Wilkinson
  • Email:
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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

u&i have an excellent understanding of the particular needs and requirements of our business. Interviews are always well co-ordinated between all parties, and u&i offers a professional, efficient service I would have no hesitations in recommending

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