Carrington Workwear Ltd
Market St, Adlington, Chorley PR7 4HJ
Carrington Workwear are the largest producer of workwear and PPE fabrics in the UK, exporting to more than 75 countries worldwide, with over 60% of our products going to new markets. We produce over 35 million metres of fabric annually. Throughout Europe, and beyond, millions of people go about their tasks in workwear made from our fabrics.
Based in Lancashire, where British textiles began, we have over 125 years’ experience of textile processing and finishing. This is supported by massive investments in one of Europe’s largest fully integrated textile processing and finishing operations.
We specialise in the development of fabrics and finishes with exceptional performance in the most demanding workplace environments. As a result, we have a reputation for innovation, and continue to introduce exciting breakthroughs.
We are looking for a Raw Material Technologist to join our existing, dynamic team. To be considered for this role you will be educated to degree level in fabric technology or qualified by relevant industrial experience.
Minimum 5 years’ experience directly related to spinning and weaving both natural, synthetic and blended fibres.
Experience of creating and developing both spun yarn and woven fabric specifications.
Be commercially astute and understand “total value” encompassing and balancing both skilled yet aggressive price negotiation versus “Cost of Quality”.
Be aware of new technical developments within the fibre and woven materials industries.
Be able to travel extensively worldwide to attend trade fairs and visit established and new potential suppliers.
Capable communicator and skilled negotiator with a proven track record.
Develop systems to monitor and report base fabric performance and quality, not only from a finished fabric aspect but with consideration of customer application and performance.
Be able to modify or develop woven products at the raw material stage to give optimum value, quality and performance.
To advise the buying department if we are getting “best value”.
Develop detailed Technical Fabric Specifications with our suppliers.
Commercially negotiate on quality related issues with the supply base and recover unbudgeted losses.
In return we can offer a competitive salary, generous pension and a most importantly a challenging, dynamic role in a supportive and changing business.
If you feel you have the skills and personal attributes to be successful in this role please email your C.V along with Cover Letter stating salary expectations to Jmoss@carrington.co.uk