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Abraham Moon & Sons Ltd

Leeds

COMPANY ADDRESS:

Netherfield Rd, Guiseley, Leeds LS20 9HQ

COMPANY TELEPHONE:

01943 873181

VACANCY DETAIL:

Founded in 1837 and with our roots in apparel, we are one of the last remaining vertical woollen mills in Great Britain, with a reputation for consistent quality and innovative design. UK manufacturer of luxury wool fabrics for apparel, domestic and contract furnishings, and accessories.

Objective:

• Provide leadership and management to all weaving staff on a shift rotating basis, currently (6am – 2pm and 2pm – 10pm).
• Manage and maintain to the highest standards a clean and safe environment under the guidelines from the Cloth Production Manager and the company H&S guidelines.
• Oversee the production of all woven fabrics to achieve production levels using efficiency and capacity targets set with the Cloth Production Manager.
• Be part of the management team to implement change and promote a ‘right first time, no fault’ forward approach to quality.

The Role – The ensure continuously –

• The team are aware of day to day performance targets, goals and responsibilities.
• Provide regular feedback to the team on various levels of performance.
• Identify and resolve workplace issues across all working hours.
• All machines are operating efficiently and minimize downtime and this is recorded on correct documentation/system and reported.
• With the Cloth Production manager be able to develop better manufacturing techniques, implement a plan of improvement and put it into practice.
• Ensure that team follows manufacturing procedures and comply with quality requirements.
• Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are completed and up-to-date.
• Team members are fully trained to the standards and monitor the team following SOPs.
• Production is to the correct specifications using current systems and identifying improvements where needed. Identify ‘continuous improvement’ opportunities.
• Work to ensure people and resources are applied in an efficient and effective manner to meet delivery targets whilst achieving the quality and safety standards that are required.
• All H&S requirements are adhered to, including PPE and hearing protection.
• Assist with carrying out incident, accident investigations.
• Undertake training and development (if required).
• Manage all department training with focus on the structure and timing to ensure a full training path for all staff involved.
• Specifically monitor the training program to ensure all apprentice staff complete training to the correct industry standard and complete a full set of tasks agreed with the Cloth Production Manager and ensure the staff are fully compliant in all areas.
• Maintain all machines in accordance to a weekly/monthly/annual designed system.
• Fully implement the weaving plan, issue tickets, passing bits. Ensure all tickets are correct for production.

Knowledge and skills necessary:
• Weaving knowledge is needed / a background in design / other related departments are applicable.
• The ability to manage and lead a team.
• Confidence to implement change and develop / improve the department.
• An understanding of the importance of standards to ensure quality standards are met
• A good eye for detail.
• Ability to communicate well, including appropriate use of computer software.

Qualifications:
• Textile based qualifications / relevant experience needed.

Competencies:
• Quality – Ability to identify problems and resolve them effectively
• Communication – Anticipates the needs of others when communicating and checks for understanding
• People Development – Enables others to succeed through taking every opportunity to coach them through new situations
• Leadership – Is able to make difficult decisions and follow them through
• Improving the Business – Promotes improvement and changes, to others
• Commercial Acumen – Has an understanding of the management and cost of service delivery
• Organising Work/Time – Delivers projects on time to budget and within scope
• Can Do approach – Has enthusiastic drive and self-confidence which motivates others
• Openness and Integrity – Encourages an environment of openness and honesty

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