Technical and QA Manager
The Foschini Group
Cape Town North
8d ago

Position Description :


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.

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