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25th October 2017, Hawick, Scotland

JOB VACANCY: Experienced General Manager Knitting, Scotland


Vacancy: Experienced General Manager Knitting at Johnstons of Elgin

Location: Hawick, Scotland

Permanent position

Attractive salary package and conditions

Johnstons are one of Europe’s most successful and innovative companies in the design and manufacture of luxury cashmere and fine woollens.

We are also Business Insider “Manufacturer of the Year” and “Made in Scotland” award winners, and very recently became “PwC Family Business of the Year” too.

Johnstons of Elgin knitwear production facility is located in the historic town of Hawick in the beautiful Scottish Borders, known for its rich textiles heritage and the highest quality cashmere and woollen products. © Johnstons of Elgin

As our very successful business continues to prosper, and due to further increased production orders and requirements, we are expanding our operation in the Scottish Borders town of Hawick by introducing a key appointment.

General Manager Knitting

Technically experienced with a background in knitting processes, General Manager Knitting will be responsible for the management and successful performance of all knitting areas within our modern Hawick knitwear operation. This will include achieving the agreed production output targets whilst adhering to the specifications and set quality standards.

Working closely with the Operations Director, there will be a requirement to provide a continuous improvement culture within the organisation. Maintaining and reviewing records of output, quality, and budget performance are necessary. 

The provision of leadership/strategic direction to the department ensuring the maximisation of production efficiency by improving unit costs, improved production unit throughput, minimising overtime and absence levels will be crucial.

Ensuring the knitting processes are properly planned and resourced to meet prototype, bulk, PPT and production targets and to allow the remainder of production to meet deadlines.

There will be a requirement to develop a good team spirit through regular effective communication with staff.

Shima Seiki Programmer

We also have an opportunity for an experienced programmer with the ability to use the Shima Seiki Apex 3 system to develop and grade new styles to a high degree of accuracy and measurement.

How to apply

To apply in confidence please send your CV marked private and confidential by no later than 10 November 2017 to:

David Hamilton, Operations Director

Johnstons of Elgin,

Eastfield Mill, Mansfield Road,

Hawick, Scotland, TD9 8AA.

Or by email to: [email protected]

On application please indicate your current remuneration package.


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