Production Supervisor at Molke

 

 

Location: Scone, Perthshire
£25,000 per annum
Full-time, Permanent
Immediate start
Closing date: 11 March 2020, 12 noon

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who embraces body positivity and inclusion with the right skills, experience to join what is a young but very successful company at an early stage of its development.

The AAI Team

About the Company

"In 2017 Molke embarked on their mission to manufacture and supply positive pants and confidence-boosting bras to women all over the world, using ethically produced materials. Our underwear is designed to make women feel empowered, strong and free from the constraints that come with the stereotypical and limiting underwear that is available on the high street.

The ambition to bring comfort, power and joy to women of all ages and all body types led to the establishment of Molke. Our underwear is designed and created here in Scotland on our own premises, and with fair pay and excellent working conditions for our staff. We pride ourselves on standing against fast fashion and are accredited Living Wage employers. We believe fast fashion is detrimental to the environment, encourages unfair working conditions and produces poor quality clothes. We strive to create a positive impact on people and the environment, so ethics are at the heart of our brand.”


Molke has enjoyed tremendous growth in the last 2 years, complemented by a win at Scottish EDGE Round 14 in June 2019.

More information about the vision and values of Molke can be found HERE.

The Role

Due to Molke’s recent growth and demand an exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and organised individual to take on a diverse array of daily tasks and procedures. The successful candidate will be a member of the management team, reporting directly to the directors.

To be effective in what is a ‘hands-on’ role, as well as ensuring that production moves smoothly and efficiently each day, the Supervisor will also proactively endeavour to improve processes and products in-line with the development of the company. 

Overall Job Description:
• Responsibility for staff morale and supervising a team of 9, which will double over the next 12 - 18 months and increase to circa 30+ over the next 5 years
• The Production Supervisor will hold first line personnel management responsibility for all production staff and lead on department recruitment, training and personal development programmes
• To be responsible for the smooth running of the department, relating especially to productivity and efficiency, output, quality and the health, safety and wellbeing of the production team while at work
• To technically understand the processes of the department and by working closely with the Creative Director
• To advise on the improvement and development of processes, including the sourcing of equipment and machinery
• Manage work schedules, including delivery of products
• Stock management of fabrics and associated materials and, to liaise with the purchasing department to ensure inventory levels are maintained in line with company policies

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with the right skills, experience and outlook to join what is a young but very successful company at an early stage of its development.

It is essential that the successful candidate understands and embraces the ethos of the company - honesty, body positivity, inclusivity and an awareness of ethical responsibility.


Requirements

This role requires someone with an ability, willingness and motivation to turn their hand to a wide variety of tasks, and who has a focus on detail, time management, accuracy, and timeliness to facilitate the productivity of the team and general running of production. The role would suit someone with a proactive, positive manner with flexibility in their approach as Molke promotes a fun but focused working environment.

To succeed, ideally the person fulfilling this role will be a textile professional, with relevant experience and training, be strong, confident, as well as fair and compassionate.

The following skills and qualities are required to be successful in this role:

Essential
• Garment assembly knowledge and experience. i.e. cutting, sewing and quality inspection
• First-line supervision experience, including dealing with HR matters, being responsible for health and safety and, with a proven record of successfully motivating, managing and organising a team
• Strong problem-solving skills
• The ability to oversee basic sewing machine maintenance

Desirable
• Production planning / scheduling experience
• IT skills – sound experience with Excel Spreadsheets etc.
• Experience of project management
• Keen team motivator
• Stock management

You may apply whatever your academic background, so long as you can prove you have the skills and experience to do the job and applications from people returning to the workforce after a career break will also be welcomed.

If you have any questions about this role or the organisation please contact team@aai-employability.org.uk. Please do not under any circumstances contact the employer directly as doing so may negatively impact your employment opportunity.


Application

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 11 March 2020, 12 noon.

Please submit a CV and tailored Cover Letter through the AAI EmployAbility online application form on our website. Examples of what we expect in an application can be found HERE

All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. State A) your availability and B) relevant experience and demonstrate how your skills match the specific requirements of the job description.

We do NOT accept email applications unless otherwise stated.

Successful candidates must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.

 

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