Production Manager

Weaving Operations Manager vacancy
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We have an interesting opportunity within our Woven Fabrics business unit for a Production Manager.


    Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.00pm

  Competitive salary

  Training and development opportunities available


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 Woven Fabrics production unit is responsible for the manufacture of technical textiles through a variety of processes such as Texturising, Warping, Drawing-in, Weaving and Inspection.

Our Production Manager is responsible for the planning, manufacture, and quality of all Woven Fabric products and for driving efficiencies across the production areas. The ideal candidate will be managing budget constraints, ensuring managers measure performance through Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost metrics and initiating and implementing continuous improvements through all relevant stakeholders. Our Production Manager is responsible for working with the divisional Director to develop and implement a World Class Woven Fabrics production strategy to ensure the division is able to meet all current and future business demands to the high standards expected by our customers.

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. The ideal candidate will have a passion for manufacturing or technical textiles and will play an active role in the development of Woven Fabric management, promoting and encouraging an environment focused on delivering world-class service and a positive employee culture. They are hands-on, leading and motivating their 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
  • Experience with lean manufacturing preferred
  • Knowledge of the textile industry is desirable but not essential


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What we can offer

  • Engaging work culture
  • Continued learning and development
  • Career progression
  • 34 days holiday per annum
  • Profit Share Scheme
  • Company Contribution Pension
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Enhanced maternity benefits
  • Tech and Cycle Scheme participation
  • Discounts with local shops and services


For further information on this vacancy please contact:

Human Resources Advisor, Heathcoat Fabrics Limited, Westexe, TIVERTON, EX16 5LL
United Kingdom

COVID-19 Considerations

Heathcoat Fabrics is supporting our customers, suppliers, visitors and our employees by successfully working to avoid disruptions caused by Coronavirus. We will continue to act responsibly and do what we can to prevent further spread of the virus.