Textiles production manager

Alternative titles for this job include Textiles manufacturing manager

Textiles production managers look after all stages of textile manufacturing.

Average salary (a year)

£22,000 Starter


£65,000 Experienced

Typical hours (a week)

39 to 41 a week

You could work

between 8am and 6pm on shifts

How to become a textiles production manager

You can get into this job through:

  • a university course
  • working towards this role


You can do a foundation degree, higher national diploma or degree in:

  • textiles production
  • production or manufacturing engineering
  • fashion and textile management
  • fashion and clothing technology

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • 1 or 2 A levels for a foundation degree or higher national diploma
  • 2 to 3 A levels for a degree

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You can work as a textile technologist or textile designer and move into management, first as an assistant manager, then as a production manager.

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Further information

You can find out more about careers and training in textiles production from The Textile Institute.

What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • knowledge of manufacturing production and processes
  • business management skills
  • leadership skills
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • customer service skills
  • the ability to monitor your own performance and that of your colleagues
  • the ability to work well with others
  • the ability to organise your time and workload
  • you will be expected to use a computer confidently as part of this job.

What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

Your day-to-day duties may include:

  • working with design and sales teams, buyers and quality control departments
  • visiting factories and managing orders from retail and wholesale customers
  • attending conferences and exhibitions to build contacts
  • dealing with suppliers in the UK and overseas
  • setting and checking quality standards, prices and delivery times
  • helping to create and promote your brand

Working environment

You could work in a factory or in a workshop.

Your working environment may be noisy and you'll travel often.

Career path and progression

You could move into senior supply chain jobs, business development or marketing.

You could also find work with companies that specialise in technical textiles, like carbon fibre and aerospace materials.

Training opportunities

Apprenticeships In England

We can't find any apprenticeship vacancies in England for a textiles production manager right now.

The Find an apprenticeship service can help you with your search, send alerts when new apprenticeships become available and has advice on how to apply.

Courses In England

Creative Fashion Machinist Skills for Fashion and Textiles

  • Start date: 20 March 2019
  • Location: LIVERPOOL

BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Fashion and Textiles (TOP-UP)

  • Start date: 09 September 2019
  • Location: WALSALL

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