Technical Manager

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We have an exciting opportunity within our technical development team for a Technical 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 Technical Department is responsible for all product and process development, optimisation and product compliance.

The Technical Manager heavily contributes towards the development and delivery of our Woven business unit strategy. As Technical Manager, you will work with the technical team to generate creative solutions that meet the requirements of new products, and also ensure the performance of existing fabrics are consistently met to a high standard.

You and your team will work with sales teams, customers, suppliers and industry centres of excellence in order to identify opportunities for new product developments and manage them from trial stages to production release, utilising the new product development process.

Ensuring quality standards are achieved and continuously improved is a key aspect of the role, along with effective communication between teams, controlled management of change, and problem-solving.

Other areas of responsibility include ensuring quality, health & safety and environment policies are adhered to, the skills and performance of your team are developed, and employment practices are followed.

Skills, knowledge and experience required

  • Degree or equivalent level of education, preferably in Textiles or Science
  • A proven track record in textile design and manufacture in which you will have gained experience in commercial and strategic decision making
  • Experience using scientific methodology
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Organisational and project management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Programmes – especially Excel
  • Good problem-solving ability
  • Full driving license
  • Able to travel outside the UK


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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.