Production Manager with Araminta Campbell

 

 

 

Location: Edinburgh
£26,000 per annum pro rata
Part-time, 3 days per week, 3-month initial contract with potential for extension
Immediate start
Closing date: 22 February 2019, 12 noon

About the Company

Araminta Campbell’s hand weaving studio, showroom and offices are in the historic area of Leith, Edinburgh. The studio is located near the Shore in a beautiful old shipping building, providing space and light for their large George Wood dobby looms.

The business specialises in one - off luxurious British alpaca accessories, handwoven in the workshop. The MINTA collection is a contemporary design of interiors in a range of cushions and throws. Signature is a curated collection of scarves, shawls and blanket wraps. Heritage is a bespoke tweed and tartan service, which allows customers to create entirely unique designs for interiors, clothing and accessories.

The team hosts both local and international visitors who come to experience the handweaving process and to learn more about Scottish textiles and their design. A wonderful opportunity to see the process behind our products, from the initial designs and inspiration to the sourcing of materials and the weaving.

Araminta Campbell is a small team of: Araminta (CEO and creative director) Kelsey (Sales and Marketing); Lucy (Business Development Manager); Corine (full-time weaver); Naoimh (part-time weaver); and two canine companions Pocket and Piccolo. The team are a small but mighty crew, who also love discussing the business whilst sharing a cup of tea and cake together with the dogs on their laps (or hoover crumbs!)

 

The Role

The team now needs to add an enthusiast who will run the back office to help and support this young business to grow and thrive.
The work will fall under two headings: Production Management, and People Management. Reporting directly to Araminta, the key tasks in this role will be:

Production management

• Liaise with mills for all production orders across own brand and customer orders
• Producing Loom Cards for designs for mills using CAD software
• Liaising with Customers of production/timeframe/cost
• Cost management and meeting delivery expectations
• Develop and maintain production management system
• Stock and raw materials management
• Work with Marketing & Business development team on upcoming projects
• Logistics for shipping of all customer orders, online, Heritage, trade
• Interest and experience in weave/ production
• Management of certain accounts transactions, payments and income management

People Management

As the team is very small, but likely to grow, systems and processes for the administration of employees and the management of staff need to reflect the nature and values of the business, whilst being fit-for-purpose.

• Team leadership, motivation and management
• Development and implementation of existing policies and procedures for day-to-day running of the team
• Development and introduction of new policies and procedures as necessary
• Modelling a flexibility of working approach to fit the diverse nature of business needs across a small business setting

Some elements of the People management and Financial accounts management are for maternity cover so these roles will develop and change with time.

The studio is also used for receiving appointment tours of high-end visitors where the whole team are involved in giving each customer a wonderful experience.

 

Requirements

Candidates should have a demonstrable enthusiasm for, and an excellent working knowledge of weaving and the broader textile production context.

You should be able to demonstrate experience of management and the ability to source and implement systems/policies involved in the administrative needs of practically running a team of staff. (eg managing holidays, sick leave, performance management etc). You will have proved yourself a trustworthy manager through responsibility for accounts/cash handling, and through confidentiality when dealing with both commercial and personal sensitive information.

You will be able to work collaboratively in a creative environment, sharing and developing ideas in a team setting to provide the best outcome for customers and the business.

You may apply for this role regardless of your academic background, provided you feel you can meet the above requirements. This role is also open to people returning to work after a career break.

If you have any questions about this role or the organisation please contact team@adoptanintern.org.uk. Please do not under any circumstances contact the employer directly as doing so may negatively impact your employment opportunity.


Application

Closing date for applications is 22 February 2019, 12 noon.

Please submit a CV and covering letter through the Adopt An Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. State A) your availability and B) relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job specifications. We do NOT accept email applications unless otherwise stated.

Successful candidates must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.

 

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