Finishing Supervisor

Make-up Operations
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Finishing management team as a Supervisor.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Finishing management team as a Supervisor. Alongside other members of the team, you will follow a “right first time” approach to meet department and company goals and support your team.

About the Role

You will help run day to day operations in the department with key tasks including –

  • Overseeing workflow, designating tasks to team leads and ensuring priority lists are followed
  • Monitoring key performance indicators and communicating these with your team via weekly team board sessions, making improvements when necessary
  • Liaising with internal departments on a range of topics for example, planning requirements, design for sampling
  • Carrying out personal development reviews, return to work and managing attendance interviews
  • Identifying and implementing continuous improvement and problem solving opportunities
  • Dealing with minor capability or conduct issues within the department, involving HR and department manager when needed
  • Attending interviews, making decisions on hiring new staff members, and leading department onboarding and training
  • Assessing employee competency and encouraging professional development and learning and development opportunities
  • Ensuring work stations are manned to deliver the production plan, reorganising cover for absence or increase in demand
  • Motivating the team and promoting culture

This is a permanent, full time position, working 39 hours a week on a dayshift.

Salary will be starting from £24,500 (dependent on experience).

About You

You will be

  • A finishing “technical expert”, or have experience working in a similar role in a mill environment
  • Experienced leading a team in a supervisory or team lead position
  • A strong communicator, both verbally and written, with your team, other departments and external parties
  • Able to motivate, encourage and improve yourself and your team, keeping a positive attitude and level head
  • Able to meet deadlines and prioritise tasks

About Us

Founded in 1797, Johnstons of Elgin is an innovative, luxury clothing brand celebrating 225 years of experience in working with the world’s finest fibres. Across three centuries, our family-owned company has carefully sources cashmere and fine woollen fibres from around the world, applying the latest technology and highest quality craft expertise in our very own vertical Scottish mills. Employing over 1,000 staff, our valued employees and communities are at the heart of everything we do, producing unique, high-quality designs that are made to last. Our brand is focused on sustainability, working with natural, renewable, and biodegradable fibres and we are committed to maintaining a minimal environmental footprint.

Johnstons of Elgin is proud to be an equal opportunity employer wholeheartedly supporting the principles of equality and diversity to build an inclusive workforce. Our aim is to embed diversity and inclusion in everything we do to create an environment where our employees feel safe to be their whole authentic self without having to downplay or change parts of their identity. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, which goes beyond those characteristics protected by law to include everything that makes us unique, from our backgrounds and experiences to our personalities and ways of thinking.

We endeavour to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and encourage any candidate who requires assistance to contact us at

Don’t meet every requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single requirement or qualification. At Johnstons of Elgin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but think your experience doesn’t align perfectly with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Please note all applicants must be able to provide evidence of their right to remain and take up paid employment in country job is based.

Closing date Friday 2nd June 2023

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