Position Description :
TECHNICAL & QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER TFG MANUFACTURING
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the TFG Manufacturing Division of TFG Apparel. We are looking for a responsible, organised leader who can drive new process with technical and quality teams in a dynamic quick response environment.
This individual uses their experience to balance technical knowledge with commercial and timeous decision making with production related queries.
TFGA Apparel manufactures a broad range of apparel. Use your expert technical knowledge and strong communication ability to work with Design and Merchandising teams.
Your responsibilities will include, among others :
Management of the technical team and providing strategic direction to support the business objectives
Set internal technical standards, specifications and product performance testing requirements to meet retail standards, working across fabric and garment
Ensure the engineering of the garment meets authenticity and cost objectives per customer and aligns with capability of manufacturing base
Management of sample room producing development, fit and pre-production samples.
Responsible for internal QA process.
Providing an advisory service to internal Design and Merchandising customers with regards to the quality requirements of the TFG Brands to ensure effective input and decision making.
Responsible for new and existing factory quality assurance process.
Manage a quality team to resolve production, outwork and fabric issues at outwork suppliers and factories in Cape Town, Durban and Swaziland.
Responsible for rating and production markers
Resource planning ensuring technical and quality teams meets Quick Response timelines.
Drive performance metrics in order to support strategic and style management functions and initiatives. This must include the planning process.
Ensure that process and metrics support and are aligned to the Product Quality Assurance and Fabric Technology and QA departments
The ideal candidate would need to have :
Diploma or degree in Industrial Engineering / Clothing Production
8 10 years manufacturing industry experience essential
Excellent problem solving skills & high attention to detail;
Experience with pattern making software (Lectra / Gerber preferable)
Excellent communication, people management and interpersonal skills;
Experience in a similar analytical role will be advantageous
Good organisation skills / methodical approach;
Be a good team player and display assertiveness;
Computer literate (Microsoft Office)
Preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act.