Vivo Activewear Sample Line Supervisor Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Vivo Activewear

Position Title: Sample Line Supervisor

Location: Nairobi

Vivo Activewear is a retail clothing business started in 2011.

In just over 10 years of operation, Vivo has blossomed into the “go-to” store for stylish yet comfortable, functional and affordable women’s clothing.

Vivo currently has 20 retail outlets located in Nairobi, Kisumu, Nakuru, Eldoret, Nakuru and Mombasa in Kenya and one outlet in Kigali, Rwanda.

The brand is known for its bright, versatile, colourful and edgy styles.

Vivo clothes appeal across the board, and in particular to anyone who enjoys style and is young at heart.

Job Purpose: We seek to hire a Sample Line Supervisor who will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Sample Line within the Product Development department in order to ensure that garment samples are delivered to Design within the required timelines and set quality standards.

This job requires a highly efficient and organized individual capable of planning and coordinating functions, identifying process gaps and coming up with efficient workflows in order to optimize the Sample team’s overall output in the product development cycle.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that garment samples ordered are delivered within the required timelines and quality standards
  • Developing systems for tracking the performance and output of the Sample line team
  • Develop an efficient feedback loop between the various teams within the department to ensure that any errors and/or alterations are identified and corrected early in the process
  • Coordinate feedback with regard to technical and construction issues on new styles
  • Ensure that garment samples are completed in the most time and cost efficient way
  • Identify and report on any maintenance issues
  • Ensure efficiency in the usage of fabrics, trims and other raw materials used in the sampling process

Key Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of sewing techniques, pattern construction, fitting and costing with specific knowledge in both knit and woven fabrics.
  • Ability to prioritize day to day work activities according to the department/business needs.
  • Knowledge of product construction.
  • Good time management and multitasking skills.
  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Detail-oriented.

Qualifications & Experience

  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience in garment manufacturing/Fashion Design/Operations Management with demonstrated success in managing processes and teams
  • A Bachelors degree or Diploma in a Design/Fashion/Operations/Production related field.

How to Apply

Apply by emailing your motivation letter and CV with subject “Sample Line Supervisor Position” to: to be received no later than September 20, 2022 close of business.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate based on race, colour, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, political belief or affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or genetic information, in any of our programs, activities and operations.