NFT Consult Textile Production Lead Jobs in Uganda
NFT Consult Textile Production Lead Jobs in UgandaJob SummaryOur client, a community lead factory and training facility.
Their goal is to help the cottage industries of Uganda grow, by supporting them as an industry incubation service, offering training, product development & batch production capacity wants to hire a Textile Production Lead, below are the responsibilities;
Development Team Management and Community
Leading and coaching the Technical team to deliver excellence with respect to the company KPI’s - for example, skills transfer to the factories and zero quality claims.
Ensure consistent training, coaching and professional development of the Technical team.
Developing training programmes that will increase the technical knowledge of other teams within the business.
Assisting warehouse manager & other colleagues to support the textiles makerspace member in their needs to grow.
Leading and coaching the Technical team in Textiles to deliver best practice in product development (pattern development, sampling, raw material testing, risk assessment, pre-production processes) and quality systems (ongoing QA as well as final AQL).
Supporting the EAA Technical team to troubleshoot and resolve sampling and production problems assess and continuously work to improve EAA internal technical tools and processes to ensure excellent product outcomes.
Supporting the Accounts team in guiding factories’ costing and critical path planning processes to ensure samples and costing are right first time and capacity is available.
Managing operation of production in textiles facility and staff.
Managing relationships and strategic development of factory partners with their Lead including planning for growth in capacity, people, skills and social compliance.
Guiding factory partners, working through the Textile team, to assess current technical / operational processes and propose improvements to develop right-first-time, lean production systems that enable on-time shipment of quality product.
Researching new processes, techniques and technologies to improve production efficiency and performance within the East African context.
Supporting the Technical team to create and continuously improve Standard Operating Procedures and training material to build a repeatable model of factory technical development.
Identifying areas of investment needed in the factories including the introduction of new machinery/equipment and present analysis of anticipated ROI of such investments.
Supporting the Technical team to ensure compliance with all technical reporting requirements related to factory development (training documentation, skill transfer tracking).
Ensure each factory’s technical development is planned and measured by formal Factory Development Plans aligned on with factory management & staff.
Supporting Impact Lead to identify technical improvements that will improve factory compliance and workforce wellbeing.
Playing a key role in the design and implementation of a lean, green, sustainable and ethical “Model Factory” in East Africa that etc. the standard for garment manufacturing in the region.
Proven experience managing factories and working directly with brands in leading roles with a specific focus on developing factories to centers of excellence (minimum 3 years’ experience).
In-depth knowledge of product development, garment fit, garment construction, production and quality management and materials testing.
Knowledge and experience of factory design and lean management to achieve optimal efficiency.
Excellent leadership and management s kills; ability to coach teams and develop individuals.
Exceptional cross-cultural communication and presentation skills.
Deep understanding of customer markets and experience of working with Western brands from the USA and/or Europe bonus.
Previous working/living experience in a developing country, preferably in Africa.
Demonstrated experience working with third parties and building fruitful partnerships.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment with flexibility to adapt to the changing needs of the business and an entrepreneurial attitude.
Passion for working in a company with a social mission and building local capacity.
Fluency in English.
Evidence of the following characteristics: humble, inspiring, self-aware, resilient, adaptable, proactive, persistent, resourceful, able to work under pressure and respect deadlines, strong at building relationships and resolving problems, poised active listener, fun to work with, and full of integrity .
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