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Senior Production Manager - Burberry Mill

Act as the site lead for Burberry Mill on all operational matters, lead and coach the Burberry Mill production team, to develop skills and capability to achieve target levels of Productivity, Quality and Customer Service within budget targets and making optimum use of all resources


  • Work closely with the functional heads for Quality, Procurement & Planning and Engineering, and act as the site lead on all operational issues
  • To agree and manage the resources within all production areas to meet planned production targets and dates (Drawing-In, Winding, Warping, Weft Distribution, Weaving)
  • To continually seek to find opportunities to achieve operational excellence, supporting and encouraging the team to embrace organizational change, continuous improvement and lean projects, and leading the innovation and technology agenda for the site
  • To develop and manage the implementation of training plans to increase the individual skills and flexibility within production and increase the overall skills in line with the changing needs of the business
  • To lead and develop Supervisors through effective delegation, objective setting and monitoring of performance, instigating actions to rectify under-achievement as appropriate
  • To support Supervisors in the management and development of their teams, ensuring succession plans are in place for all key roles
  • To target continuous quality improvement in all production areas and work closely with the Quality Manager to resolve any quality issues
  • To ensure all equipment is fully maintained and operating correctly
  • To make Capital Expenditure suggestions to ensure production capabilities match the requirement of current and future business
  • To ensure all health and safety systems and procedures within production are maintained and good housekeeping standards applied
  • To investigate and approve new raw material sources and suppliers in conjunction with Design, Quality and Procurement
  • To provide technical support and assist in investigative and problem-solving work as required throughout the business
  • To support Design in the production of samples by recommending best practice and facilitating good communication across the production departments, ensuring any issues are fed back in a clear and timely manner
  • Work closely with the internal manufacturing leadership team (IMLT), to leverage experience and skills, by working as one leadership team
  • Work with senior leadership team (IMLT) to deliver internal manufacturing strategy
  • Collaborating and building relationships with corporate cross-functional teams


  • Degree Level Education
  • Computer Literate – Excel / Power Point / Illustrator / Word
  • Previous experience in production/manufacturing role within the garment/textile industry (essential)
  • Previous experience of leading a large team within a factory environment
  • Familiar with “lean” ways of working & methodology
  • Proficient in MS Office applications
  • Good verbal/written communication & time management skills


Senior Production Manager - Burberry Mill

Keighley, UK

Published on 11 Dec 2019