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Senior Cutting Supervisor 

Position based in Ghana (West Africa)

Company description 

Maagrace Garment Industries Limited (MGIL) is an apparel manufacturing firm created in 2003. Currently the factory has approximately 500 operators with the space to grow to employ 800 individuals. It is the largest employer in a region of a million people. Their vision is to develop a model factory that can show how ethical manufacturing can be done at scale in an African context. This will be achieved through innovation, efficiency and integrity, providing the best quality products to customers whilst empowering their workforce, especially women. MGIL also has a Foundation focused on alleviating poverty within its neighboring communities.  

MGIL is partnering with Ethical Apparel Africa (EAA), a sourcing company that provides international apparel brands with ethical, cost competitive and quality manufacturing solutions in West Africa. Based in Ghana, EAA has a dynamic team bringing decades of experience from around the world in product development, quality assurance, account management, social impact, operations and finance. EAA works with West African factories to build technical and ethical standards to international standards. Their clients are international brands mostly from Europe and the USA interested in growing a manufacturing base in Africa.


Position overview


We have a great opportunity for a passionate and hands on person to train local talents and transfer skills in our Cutting department. The role will be based in Koforidua which is 2 hours outside of Accra in Ghana, West Africa. This person will report to the Cutting Manager and will work closely with the MGIL and EAA Technical teams. They will have the following responsibilities: 



  • Lead the cutting process at the cutting department

  • Assess the cutting team technical skills needed and develop training for cutting processes best standards. 

  • Create lay plans and ensure right shading, spreading sequence is monitored and controlled.

  • Ensure fabric is relaxed as per specification.

  • Ensure daily cutting room production targets are met

  • Follow all compliance procedures in the factory including PPE management and enforcement (use, replacement) 

  • Ensure good housekeeping in the cutting room.


Qualifications & Attributes


  • Fluency in English

  • Hands on experience in Cutting department for a variety of products and mastery of band knife machine, spreading machine etc (minimum 10-15 years’ experience in a Garment factory environment)

  • Proven experience developing and conducting training and passion for transferring skills Deep understanding of customer markets and experience of working with Western brands from the USA and/or Europe

  • Proven experience in conducting factory risks and needs assessments and creating action plans to bring factory to excellence

  • Excellent leadership and training skills; ability to coach teams and develop individuals

  • Exceptional cross-cultural communication and presentation skills

  • Previous working/living experience in Africa

  • Evidence of the following characteristics: pro-active, self aware; resilient and adaptable; persistent and resourceful; able to work under pressure and respect deadlines, apt at both strengthening relationships and resolving problems, poised, active listener; fun to work with; full of integrity; ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment 


How to apply 


  • Start date ASAP

  • As applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, kindly send a resume ​and a separate and specific cover letter for this position ​to, using the reference “MGIL Senior Cutting 23”​ as the subject of your email

  • Only complete applications with accurate reference will be considered and only the most qualified candidates will be short-listed for interview

  • We are an equal opportunity employer, recruiting talents from Africa and all over the world, both women and men are highly encouraged to apply. 

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