Dyehouse Manager

Joining us as an integral part of our leadership team, the Dyehouse Manager has accountability for building and shaping a strategy that enables the business to evolve as an international premium brand through quality, authentic and market relevant product.

With responsibility for the entire dyehouse operation, the Dyehouse Manager is expected to possess exemplary skills in all areas of textile dye and colouration along with strong people management skills.

The Dyehouse Manager will have a future focused mindset and be acutely involved in the support, research, and development of new product streams to enable Moons to remain at the cutting edge of product development within textile colouration.

An ability to support and coach continuous improvement of the dyehouse operation using data analysis and Lean methodologies are key attributes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead our dyehouse operation and dyehouse team, instilling best industry practices and role modelling expected behaviours.

 

  • Provide subject matter expertise and oversee the team to efficiently generate dyestuff recipes for shade colour and operate equipment using control systems to ensure dye colouration cycles run to optimum conditions.

 

  • Take the lead during product development meetings for dyehouse concept development and collaborate with the Blending Manager and Design Director.

 

  • Provide data lead insight as part of the wider yarn production plan, taking full accountability for delivering the dyehouse planning elements to meet customer on time deliveries.

 

  • Shape and develop a 3-year plan for the dyehouse operation that directly supports the wider business’s operational strategy for internal operational growth.

 

  • Own and manage our external dye stuff partnership with suppliers and take accountability for developing internal monitoring / testing processes.

 

Skills and Experience 

This is a technical role responsible for the exact scientific analysis, accurate measurements, trials, production, and quality of dyed, pigmented and colour application to textile. As such, the following technical expertise is required:

    • Degree qualified or equivalent experience in the field of textile colour chemistry or a science-related subject.
    • Experience working with modern dyeing techniques and technologies.
    • Expert knowledge of dyes/chemicals including basic, reactive, acid, and pre-met dyes.
    • A track record of successfully managing a dyehouse.

 

The management team at Abraham Moon & Sons play a key role in building a future-fit strategy that supports our continued growth. As such, we will expect you to bring the following skills:

  • Equipped with the vision and ability to create a one-year strategy pan for our dyehouse.
  • A strategic mindset, thinking 12 months ahead / in advance and achieving projected milestones.
  • Capable of translating the wider business vision and goals into functional objectives.
  • A focus on building an engaged and high-performing workforce, centred on people development and training using a skills matric and PDRs.

We look for leaders who bring a pragmatic approach to any task in hand, with a visual management style, a continuous improvement mindset. We encourage those who thrive in environments that support continuous learning, skills, specialism development, and who aspire to improve.

Personal Qualities:

Safety is hugely important at Abraham Moon & Sons. We are proud of our impressive machinery, but it also comes with risks, and so anyone working within our Mill must always have a safety-first attitude.

Being a team player is also really important, as you are playing a key role within a wider production process. As part of the day-to-day we’ll expect you to effortlessly be able to interact with all employees with transparency and respect.

It’s amazing to watch the journey as sheep wool becomes a beautiful piece of woven fabric and we need every person within the process to play their part.

We are an international brand with a long-standing reputation for innovation, design and premium quality, producing authentic wool fabrics and accessories for leading fashion brands and interior designers worldwide.

As one of the select few in the UK who can perform all processes at a single site, we boast remarkable versatility and the ability to control each process to meet our exacting standards. Each of these processes requires incredible expertise and finesse, which is where our fantastic, diverse team come into play who champion a culture that encourages leadership, creativity, innovation, and learning, interacting as one team, irrespective of position or level.

Even after almost two centuries in business, we remain incredibly ambitious with big plans for growth and expansion. End-to-end technology integration, growing new routes to market, and increasing brand awareness are just some of the exciting new projects in the pipeline, with plenty more to come.

To apply for this role, please send your CV and covering letter to our careers team using the button below. If you have any further questions, please contact our HR team at careers@moons.co.uk

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