Sewing Factory Manager

  • FT Perm
  • Barnsley
  • Salary: 30,000
  • Hours: 37 hours

Andy File Associates Limited are working as a Recruitment Agency on behalf of our client with regards this permanent position

Factory Manager –Operations

Reporting to – COO

Role Purpose:            

  • Manage the sewing factory and colleagues within
  • Ensuring all work flows smoothly through the factory and sales orders are completed on time and in full
  • Support the sales team, garment technologists and customers in the sampling process
  • Ensuring all products which run through the factory are production viable and can be achieved with the margin targets set


  • Management off all day-to-day factory operational functions including standards, efficiencies, stock throughput and upkeep of machinery
  • Management and development of the factory workforce
  • Health and safety within the factory environment

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the critical path is adhered to and completion targets are met by managing products through the production line in the most efficient way
  • Attend planning meetings and report on production activities to help maintain the business production critical path and delivery of sales orders
  • Work with the operations manager and the sales team to continually review the production forecast v workforce capacity available working as a team to ensure customer expectations are managed and sales orders are delivered on time and in full
  • Work closely with garment technologists to help manage the samples process supporting garment development from prototype to sealing stage
  • Work with the sales team to ensure products are production viable within the standard minute value levels set by the business
  • Brief production packs into a third party if outsourced work is required
  • Work directly with our customers to provide technical support to ascertain whether products can be improved on and provide options for production viability
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with suppliers of trims, services, zips, accessories and machinery
  • Oversee production, checking fit, measurements, quality of making, prints and garments details ensuring high standards are maintained
  • Manage a growing team of minimum 6 machinist and 3 cutters
  • Work closely with other department heads to ensure sales orders are produced on time and in full
  • Ensure all stock management paperwork is accurate and flows through the factory and to the stock controller in the agreed timescales
  • Ensure all machines and equipment is fully serviced and are in full working order
  • Health, safety and security of the factory floor
  • Train and develop new machinists
  • Support the Directors in delivering the business values
  • Be prepared to carry out other ad hoc duties in line with manager requests

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Proven track record of planning and managing a sewing factory
  • Ability to work across different types of sewing machinery
  • Production experience, preferably in ladies’ fashion
  • Strong team player with an ambition to build and be part of a high performing team
  • An advanced understanding of garment construction and CMT production
  • Excellent communication and managerial skills


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