Textiles Production ManagerJob Description:
Textiles production managers look after all stages of textiles manufacturing.Job Category:
What you will do:
In your day-to-day duties you could:
- work with design and sales teams, buyers and quality control departments
- visit factories to monitor production
- manage orders from retail and wholesale customers
- attend conferences and exhibitions to build contacts
- deal with suppliers in the UK and overseas
- set and check quality standards, prices and delivery times
- help to create and promote the brand
- knowledge of manufacturing production and processes
- business management skills
- to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
As well as:
- leadership skills
- the ability to monitor your own performance and that of your colleagues
- the ability to organise your time and workload
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- the ability to work well with others (teamwork skills)
- to be flexible and open to change (adaptable)
You can get into this job through:
- a university course
- an apprenticeship
- working towards this role
You can do a foundation degree, higher national diploma or degree in:
- textiles production
- production or manufacturing engineering
- fashion and textile management
- fashion and clothing technology
A degree which includes a year in industry will help you to gain practical experience alongside your qualification.
This may give you an advantage when applying for jobs after graduating.
You can do a textile technical specialist higher apprenticeship, or manufacturing manager degree apprenticeship.
You can work as a textile technologist or textile designer and move into management, first as an assistant manager, then as a production manager.
Restrictions and Requirements
You’ll need to have a full driving licence
Working Hours and Environment:
You could work in a factory or in a workshop.
Your working environment may be noisy and you’ll travel often.
Career Path & Progression:
You could move into senior supply chain jobs, business development or marketing.
You could also find work with companies that specialise in technical textiles, like carbon fibre and aerospace materials.