Production Manager – Finishing

manufacturing fabrics from automotive to ballet
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We have an exciting opportunity within our Finishing production unit for an experienced Production Manager.



  £55-£60k per year


At Heathcoat Fabrics we strive to be bold and dynamic in everything we do. We are ambitious and not afraid to experiment and push boundaries within our industry. Our highly specialist products are manufactured for use in the Automotive, Healthcare, Defence and Aerospace industries, to name a few, and we rely on the creativity, skill and dedication of our people to contribute to some of the most innovative fabric-making projects in the world. We are committed to ensuring our people have the skills and confidence to excel in their field and provide opportunities for progression at all levels.


About the department and role

Our Finishing unit processes high-added-value fabrics using formulated treatments and dyes. We have a wide variety of equipment for processing fabrics to our customer’s exact requirements, before being shipped around the globe.

The Finishing Production Manager will be responsible for the manufacture, quality and on-time delivery of all products, ensuring compliance with our policies and procedures. You will be responsible for 100 staff, developing and implementing a strategy to ensure the business is set up to meet current and future business demands.

The successful candidate will lead the delivery of the production strategy through target setting, monitoring achievements and appropriate milestones with each accountable Manager and/or Team Leader. Set clear goals and objectives across all Finishing production areas, ensuring regular reviews are conducted by the respective Manager & improvements and efficiencies are delivered. You must be hands-on, leading and motivating the team of Managers and Team Leaders. The successful candidate will be an ambitious individual with a strong drive and motivation to develop within the Company.


Skills, knowledge and experience required

  • Degree or equivalent qualification and/or experience in a relevant subject, preferably in Engineering, Technical Textiles or Manufacturing
  • Proven leadership skills in manufacturing with considerable experience managing a large team
  • A strong desire to drive change and deliver large-scale business improvements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to influence at all levels
  • Organisational and project management skills with the ability to problem solve
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes, especially Excel
  • Knowledge of the textile industry is desirable but not essential

Ability to commute/relocate

  • Reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

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What you can expect from us

  • Engaging work culture
  • Environmentally conscious company
  • Company profit share scheme
  • Company contribution pension plan
  • Personal learning and development
  • Leadership development and mentoring programmes
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Canteen
  • On-site car and cycle parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Enhanced maternity benefits
  • Health & dental plans
  • Company sick pay and life assurance
  • Tech and Cycle Schemes
  • Discounts with participating local shops and businesses
  • Contribute to high-profile textile projects
  • Privately owned, debt-free company

For further information on this vacancy please contact:

Human Resources Team
Heathcoat Fabrics Limited,
Westexe, Tiverton EX16 5LL UK