Weaving Team Leader

Department:  Supply Chain
City:  Keighley
Country:  GB

Founded in 1856, Burberry today remains quintessentially British, with outerwear at its core.  Digital luxury positioning and intensive focus on design innovation, quality and heritage icons ensure continued brand purity and relevance globally across genders and generations. Burberry believes that in order to be a great brand it must also be a great company and constantly leverages the energy of its compassionate and creative thinking culture to continually innovate and drive the brand forward. Headquartered in London, Burberry is a design, marketing and retail led business with a global reputation for innovative product design, digital marketing initiatives and dynamic retail strategies.


To effectively lead, motivate and engage the Senior Team Leaders/ Team Leaders to achieve the budgeted production targets while ensuring the quality standards, following the LEAN manufacturing methodology and right-first-time approach.


  • Inspire the weaving teams to deliver outstanding performance, overcome challenges and drive results
  • Motivate and inspire the Senior Team Leaders/ Team leaders to achieve or exceed the team performance targets
  • Ensure production teams authorised absence/holidays are managed in line with production requirements to mitigate the reduction in productivity
  • Ensure that poor performance is addressed, and Employee Relations issues are resolved within the parameters of company procedure seeking coaching/ guidance from HR where appropriate or Production management. Inspire focus within the production team to produce quality excellence
  • Effectively plan the loading of orders in collaboration with Production Management to maintain or achieve improved efficiencies
  • Allocate work, monitor and record daily progress to ensure (hourly/ daily) shift workload targets are achieved
  • Drive performance and growth, through excellent operational knowledge
  • Cultivate our skills and talent to encourage continuous improvement and focus on continuous learning
  • Continually seek and find opportunities to achieve operational excellence and inspire this within your team
  • Support and encourage the production team to embrace continuous improvement and lean projects
  • Seek out opportunities within the production team to make changes in a collaborative way and use the lean techniques to create improvements
  • Establish a learning culture and seek opportunities to encourage multi-skilling as per skills matrix/ training options
  • Encourage and support team leader development creating sustainability
  • Define, create and develop solutions to identify the root cause of problems to avoid future occurrences and develop this practice within the production teams
  • Ensure the production teams are performing at the appropriate skill level to meet the production plan, identify future training needs and ensure training/coaching is carried out to maintain operational efficiencies
  • Offer Feedback, be visible and approachable
  • Lead with a presence on the frontline, as a brand ambassador and a role model for Burberry values and behaviours
  • Continually monitor team performance (efficiency, speed, accuracy, quality, attendance, attitude and behaviour), taking necessary action where appropriate to improve standards.
  • Monitor, coach and provide feedback to the team on production and quality targets to achieve operational excellence
  • Nurture our craftsmanship, explore new opportunities and protect our heritage
  • Effectively monitor and improve quality standards and create effective partnerships with areas such as quality/ technical  
  • Liaise with maintenance and management to identify investment areas and to obtain new/additional machinery required
  • Embed a culture of pride within the working environment
  • Ensure the company health and safety policy is followed by all production teams and protect the brand by educating others of risks and responsibilities
  • Influence behaviour, embed brand knowledge, inspire pride and passion
  • Create and maintain team spirit/morale within team and across IM to achieve a common goal
  • Create within the production team a strong connection of the product and to the Brand
  • Establish role model behaviours within Team Leaders so they display the company values and support corporate and internal manufacturing policy and objectives
  • Embed within the production team good knowledge and passion about the Brand

  • Excellent textile background and knowledge of garment construction.
  • Strong awareness of luxury garments and high-quality standards and resolving technical challenges to improve quality.
  • Experience of managing large teams and developing people within a manufacturing environment
  • Proven ability to prioritise and manage own workload
  • Strong communication and people skills.
  • A proactive approach to tasks working in a fast paced environment.
  • Good working knowledge of technology including Excel, Word.
  • Proven problem-solving skills.
  • NVQ Level 3 or 4  in textiles or equivalent.
  • Good level of education in literacy and numeracy.

Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.


Posting Notes: United Kingdom || Not Applicable || Keighley || Supply Chain || Internal Manufacturing || n/a ||

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