Dyehouse Shift Manager

We’re now looking for a Dyehouse Shift Manager to provide best in class industry standards and leadership to our dyehouse team. The Dyehouse Shift Manager will bring ideas and innovative thinking so that we can build and shape a strategy that enables the business to evolve as an international premium brand through quality, authentic and market relevant product.

With responsibility for the day to day running of the dyehouse operation and reporting into the Dyehouse Manager, the Dyehouse Shift Manager is expected to support with the delivery of Key Performance Indicators, including health & safety, quality, service, and cost.

Ensuring our department runs smoothly and effectively, the Dyehouse Shift Manager will have a forward planning mindset, being actively involved in creating a robust quality process that adheres to internal shade standards, yarn testing and compliance.

An ability to deliver coaching and training to maximise the skills of the team and develop continuous improvement using risk assessments and standard operating procedures are also key to this role.

Key Responsibilities

  • To support the department to adhere to business and legal H&S legislation requirements.


  • Be responsible for right “first time” quality for the dyehouse operation in support of the site Quality Management System.


  • Provide weekly capacity plan for loose, yarn, piece dye operation.


  • Develop dyehouse shade standards to deliver a standardized shade / yarn testing across internal / external processes, working closely with blending unit leader.


  • Lead daily update meetings which cover H&S, Quality, planning and improvement actions.


  • Contribute to the development of a 1 year plan for the dyehouse operation in conjunction with the business’s operational strategies for internal operational growth.

Skills and Experience 

The role requires a technical background with accredited relevant qualifications who can demonstrate their knowledge and experience in the field of textile colour chemistry.

The Dyehouse Shift Manager will have enthusiasm for leading others and / or some management experience together with the ability to think innovatively and support the management team in building a strategy.

You’ll have the ability to collaborate and coach other members of the team using a skills matrix and understand department costs and budgets. You will bring ideas and new thinking to help the team and the department continuously improve and you will be expected to have proficient Excel skills.

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. 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