The Alpkit microfactory has been manufacturing custom made bike luggage, boulder mats and rucksacks for last 8 years and is an important part of our operations. We need a Manager who can inspire, lead and grow a small but amazing team. Coming from a textile or sewn goods background would be at an advantage, but strong management skills particularly in manufacturing and the ability to look at the commercial opportunity is equally important. Alpkit is passionate about how it's UK manufacturing can support our online and retail operations. The opportunity to develop products quickly and have them on sale days later, coupled with a tremendous interest in custom made products and our alteration and repair service instore, is huge asset to the Alpkit customer focused ethos. Alpkit is an ambitious award winning retailer with 4 stores.
In the role as Factory Manager you will be working with the Managing Director to ensure we are able to balance running an efficient and reactive production facility with lean inventory whilst making sure we craft amazing outdoor gear for our fantastic customers. Commercialising new products and driving new processes to do this. Confident computer literacy (Excel). Highly organised, attention to detail on the ball and driven by processes. Alpkit prides itself on the quality of it’s management team this role will require good communication and team work in order to maximise the opportunities for the microfactory. Work with buying dept to plan production minimising waste and maximising productivity. Making sure that products are produced on time and are of good quality. Ensure a safe and pleasant working environment. Controlling stocks of both raw materials and finished goods. Provide leadership and development for the factory team. Implement best practices and drive continuous improvement.
The Candidate Ideally 4yrs+ experience working in a similar environment: manufacturing, production, factory background. A good knowledge of fabrics, patterns and construction processes . Confident computer literate (Excel). Highly organised, attention to detail on the ball and driven by processes. Good knowledge in scheduling, planning and prioritising work flow and meeting deadlines.
Job Type: Full-time
Interested? Please send your CV to us along with a covering letter/email explaining why you would like to be part of the team to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Alpkit Global HQ
Units 12 - 14 Oak House
Moorgreen Industrial Park