Production Manager - Hawick

Full-Time, Permanent

Experienced Knitwear Production Manager

Hawick, Scottish Borders

Permanent position, with an attractive salary package and conditions


For over 50 years, Scott & Charters have been making very special knitwear in the Scottish Border town of Hawick. We use cashmere and other luxury fibres to produce knitwear of the finest quality for prestigious labels and designers as well as our own brand.

In November 2020, Scott & Charters was acquired by Alex Begg.  Alex Begg, established in 1866, designs and manufacturers exquisite accessories from the finest cashmere, silk and wool blend yarns in its mill in Ayr. Begg’s acquisition of Scott & Charters demonstrates their ambition to grow the business and a belief in the long-term demand for beautiful products made by highly skilled craftspeople.


You will lead the manufacturing process to produce luxury knitwear to the agreed quality specification and standards. With responsibility for knitting, greasy, wet and clean finishing operations, you will execute the production plan, managing your team and utilisation of equipment so that customer orders are delivered on-time and in-full.

You will be accountable for operational performance and be responsible for the training, skills development, performance and well-being of your team. You will also have responsibility for site infrastructure and maintenance, health and safety compliance and environmental issues.

Succes will be measured through key performance indicators in such areas as product quality, delivery performance, productivity, resource utilisation and cost management.


You will be a proactive person, who enjoys challenging yourself and your colleagues to achieve excellent results. You can work on your own initiative, but more importantly, enjoy working as part of a high performing team. You will be an excellent communicator with the ability to lead and motivate your teams to achieve the objectives of the business through a period of growth and change.

You will have gained leadership and technical experience in knitwear manufacturing. Experience in the tools and techniques of structured problem solving and lean manufacturing will be an advantage.

You will be effective in written and oral communication, and possess a high level of numeracy, with the capability to capture and analyse data and perform analytical and critical thinking. You will be proficient in MS Excel and Word.


If you would like to be considered for this role, please email a copy of your CV and a covering letter to

Please use the covering letter as an opportunity to add context and depth to the details you provide in your CV, to showcase your skills and experience. Please also explain what motivates you about the prospect of joining us at Scott & Charters.

Closing Date:      15th October 2021

Closing date: 22 Oct 2021.