Knitwear Production Supervisor

Due to continued expansion of the business, we are looking for a Knitwear Production Supervisor to join our make up team at Hawick Mill.

Due to continued expansion of the business, we are looking for a Knitwear Production Supervisor to join our makeup team at Hawick Mill.

Responsible to - Knitwear Production Manager

Key Responsibilities – Maintain and oversee the day-to-day running of the department.

This is a permanent role, working 39 hours a week on a dayshift. Salary is starting from £26,000 per annum dependent on experience.

About the Role

Based in our Hawick mill, you will: 

  • prioritise team members workloads and use problem solving skills to effectively resolve  issues, ensuring targets are met efficiently and production schedules are fulfilled
  • deal with employee issues, such as managing attendance & disciplinary actions, quickly and efficiently using clear communication, liaising with Managers & HR colleagues where appropriate
  • act as a champion for quality, ensuring highest levels of production are maintained thoughout the department

About you

You will:

  • have previous supervisory experience or manufacturing experience, preferably in a knitwear environment
  • be quality driven, demonstrating high attention to detail
  • be self-motivated with strong organisational skills
  • have the ability to supervise and work within a team
  • be computer literate, with prior knowledge of manufacturing systems being advantageous

Experience in any and all stages of the knitwear production process including stitching, mending, cutting, hand sewing, collar linking or body linking would be beneficial but are not essential.

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.

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

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 Wednesday 17th April 2024

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