Textile Production Lead Jobs – MoTIV

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Job: Textile Production Lead

Organization: MoTIV

Duty Station: Uganda

Contract Length: 12 Months

Salary: Competitive

 About US:

MoTIV is East Africa’s largest makerspace, we operate as a community lead factory and training facility. We want to help the cottage industries of Uganda grow, by supporting them as an industry incubation service, offering training, product and process development. We’re looking for a Textile Production Lead to Join the FaT (factory & training) MoTIV team

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Team Management and Development Team Management and Community

  • Lead and coach the Technical team to deliver excellence with respect to MoTIVs KPI’s – for example, skill transfer to the factories and zero quality claims
  • Ensure consistent training, coaching and professional development of the Technical team
  • Develop training programmes that will increase the technical knowledge of other teams within the business – such as the
  • Assist warehouse manager & another colleague to support the textiles makerspace member in their needs to grow.

Product Management Product Management

  • Lead and coach the Technical team in Textiles MoTIV 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)
  • Support 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
  • Support the Accounts team in guiding factories’ costing and critical path planning processes to ensure samples and costings are right first time and capacity is available

Factory Development

  • Mange operation of production in textiles facility and staff.
  • Manage MoTIV relationships and strategic development of factory partners with their MoTIV Lead including planning for growth in capacity, people, skills and social compliance
  • Guide MoTIV factory partners, working through the MoTIV 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
  • Research new processes, techniques, and technologies to improve production efficiency and performance within the East African context
  • Support the Technical team to create and continuously improve Standard Operating Procedures and training material to build a repeatable model of factory technical development
  • Identify areas of investment needed in the factories including the introduction of new machinery/equipment and present analysis of anticipated ROI of such investments
  • Support 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
  • Support MoTIV Impact Lead to identify technical improvements that will improve factory compliance and workforce wellbeing
  • Play a key role in the design and implementation of a lean, green, sustainable and ethical “Model Factory” in East Africa that sets the standard for garment manufacturing in the region

Qualifications, Skills And Experience:

  • Proven experience managing factories and working directly with brands in leading roles with a specific focus on developing factories to centres 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 skills; 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:

All qualified and interested applicants please send CV’s to recruitment@motivug.org

Deadline: Friday 26th February 2021

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