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UA Brands

Director of Quality - Apparel

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Corporate Office, 101 NE 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Sourcing, Production and Quality
Employment Type:
Full Time


UA (Uniform Advantage) Brands is looking for a Director of Quality - Apparel to join the Fort Lauderdale based team!

The Director of Quality is to focus on proactive quality processes at the pre-production stage to ensure quality production and execution can be achieved efficiently. The role will interface with Product Development & Design (PDD)/Tech Team during the development and fit process, as well as with the Sourcing team to ensure factory allocation and quality is aligned for the product we want to make.

This role will lead the process of and evaluation of a wear test process for all new products to elevate the product being introduced or any product we want to re-evaluate for continuous improvement.

This role will need to visit all production facilities to establish a quality process scorecard, identify areas of opportunity for improvement and consistency in quality processes across all factories producing UA products. Through training and continuous engagement with all factories, this role will own continuous improvement in each of the factory’s quality processes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Pre-Production evaluation of new styles to ensure production quality expectations can be met.
  • Develop and oversee factory quality process audit/score and through training and education engage in continuous improvement in each factory’s quality processes to be consistent.
  • Develop and lead official wear-test processes for new product introductions.
  • Maintain report on factories quality processes and collate this data with ongoing production quality reports provided by the quality manager to assure alignment of process and improved results.
  • The ability to travel to all factories as required is essential to carry out this role effectively.
Required Skills:
  • Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate with a multi-department team
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Leadership and Managerial skills encompassing self-motivation, organization, and time management
  • Continuous process improvement with a critical eye on improving quality, consistency and reduce cost
  • Knowledge of factory working processes, production processes, and quality experience is essential to this role
  • Yunique PLM
  • Presentation skills for in-house as well as sales presentations
  • 7+ years of experience in the textile industry
  • Bilingual - English/Spanish
  • BS/BA Degree - degree in textiles, apparel management, or similar
 Benefits Information: Enjoy the best of ALL worlds!
Along with a generous benefits package and dynamic downtown location, there’s another big benefit to building your career here: you enjoy the best of all worlds in one company. As an industry leader since 1985, we offer the strength and stability of a large firm, with healthy profitability and exciting career growth. Yet our friendly, team-oriented workplace makes you feel like part of a close family. We offer comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, critical care, life AD&D insurance. We also offer a 401(k) plan, FMLA, Pet Insurance, Employee Assistance, and additional discount programs. For more information about our extensive benefits, click here.

Watch your email − here’s what happens next:
We look forward to reviewing your application! If your background is a promising fit for the position, you’ll get an email from us within 3-4 business days which will include a link to our online Candidate Assessment.
Why do we request this assessment?
A big reason why UA Brands is such a rewarding place to work and why so many employees thrive here is the extra time we invest during the hiring process. We want to make sure our potential candidate will be a great addition to our family! This assessment allows us to get to know you better, which also helps you determine if we’re the right fit too.

We are a Drug-Free Workplace.
As an employee of any UA Brands division, you will be part of an established and dynamic organization. We believe that success starts from within, and we are seeking individuals who thrive in an environment that encourages and supports self-management. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at UA Brands will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. UA Brands does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. UA Brands will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. 


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