NFT Consult Textile Production Lead Jobs in Uganda

NFT Consult Textile Production Lead Jobs in Uganda

Job Summary

  • Our 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.

    Product Management

  • 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.

    Factory Development

  • 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 .

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; NFT Consult Textile Production Lead Jobs in Uganda

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