The Manager of Hand Stitching in a football manufacturing unit is responsible for leading and managing the hand stitching department. This position involves overseeing the production of hand-stitched footballs, ensuring quality standards are met, managing a team of hand stitchers, and collaborating with other departments to optimize production processes.


  1. Departmental Management: Oversee all aspects of the hand stitching department, including staffing, scheduling, and performance management.
  2. Quality Assurance: Ensure that hand-stitched footballs meet quality standards and specifications, conducting regular inspections and implementing corrective measures as needed.
  3. Training and Development: Train new hand stitchers on stitching techniques, quality standards, and safety protocols. Provide ongoing coaching and support to enhance skills and performance.
  4. Production Planning: Collaborate with production planners to develop and implement production schedules, prioritize orders, and ensure on-time delivery to customers.
  5. Inventory Management: Monitor and manage inventory levels of stitching materials, such as threads and needles, and coordinate with procurement to ensure adequate supply.
  6. Equipment Maintenance: Coordinate with maintenance staff to ensure that stitching equipment is properly maintained and serviced to maximize efficiency and uptime.
  7. Safety Compliance: Enforce safety regulations and procedures within the hand stitching department, conducting regular safety inspections and promoting a culture of safety awareness among team members.
  8. Performance Monitoring: Track production metrics, analyze performance data, and identify opportunities for improvement in productivity, quality, and cost efficiency.
  9. Problem Solving: Address operational issues and challenges in the hand stitching department, troubleshoot problems, and implement solutions to optimize processes.
  10. Communication: Maintain effective communication with other departments, providing updates on production status, addressing issues, and collaborating on process improvements.


  1. Education: High school diploma or equivalent; additional training or certification in hand stitching or textile manufacturing is preferred.
  2. Experience: Proven experience in a managerial role within a manufacturing environment, preferably in the textile or sports equipment industry.
  3. Stitching Skills: Proficiency in hand stitching techniques and familiarity with stitching equipment used in football manufacturing.
  4. Leadership: Strong leadership and management skills, with the ability to motivate and develop a team to achieve production targets and quality standards.
  5. Quality Focus: Commitment to maintaining high-quality standards in product manufacturing and continuous improvement initiatives.
  6. Problem-Solving: Excellent problem-solving abilities, with a proactive and analytical approach to addressing operational challenges.
  7. Communication: Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely with team members and other stakeholders.
  8. Organization: Strong organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks, manage multiple priorities, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  9. Adaptability: Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities, production demands, and operational requirements.
  10. Computer Skills: Basic proficiency in computer applications, such as Microsoft Office suite and manufacturing software.

Job Details

Functional Area:
Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Job Location:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
5 Years
Apply Before:
May 09, 2024
Posting Date:
Apr 08, 2024

Anwar Khawaja Industries Pvt Ltd

Manufacturing · 1001-1500 employees - Sialkot

Anwar Khawaja Industries was incorporated as private limited company in 1964 and took over the existing business of Anwar Khawaja and sons founded by Mr. Muhammad Anwar Khawaja (late) since 1952 for the manufacturing of footballs. Anwar Khawaja Industries is engaged in the business of manufacturing and export of Soccer Balls, Rubber Bladders, Sports Wears and Sports Protective Equipments carried out in three manufacturing sites. Since its inception, the company remains in the hunt of latest technology and engaged in research and development to produce best quality products. The first important milestone was reached in 1966, when company developed pre-stretched leather balls and became the first manufacturer of pre-stretched leather balls in Pakistan. The company developed it own brand “Double Star which was approved by FIFA in 1967 and was the first FIFA approved ball from Pakistan. Double Star remained a symbol of quality for decades. In 1976, Select Sports A/S of Denmark entered into an enduring business association with Anwar Khawaja Industries and transferred necessary technology for making artificial leather balls, which by that time had almost replaced the natural leather balls. Since 1976, Anwar Khawaja Industries and Select Sports A/s, Denmark have a unique relationship rarely seen in todays business world. The company is producing balls exclusively for Select Sports, Denmark and at the same time whatever Select is marketing is produced by Anwar Khawaja Industries. It is however pertinent to mention here that there has never been a written agreement among these two organizations in this regard. The company is supplying more than 2.5 million balls annually to Select Sports and its customers world wide including Europe and America and has the capacity to produce 10,000 balls per day. Protective Gears. In 1983, the company diversified its operations and started making Protective Gears such as Leg guards, Chest Guards, Arm Guards and Gloves for Hockey and Cricket to cope with the demand of various customers. Presently, the company is producing protective equipments for TK Hockey Germany, Grays of Cambridge England and other customers world wide. In 1991, the company established a Garments Unit to produce quality sports wears primarily for its own existing customers. The company is producing complete range of sports wears which includes shorts, shirts, skirts, trousers and jackets in knitted and woven fabrics. The company has presently installed around 150 stitching and allied machines. The company has also two in-house latest embroidery machines and all kind of printing facilities. Presently, company is producing sports wears for TK Hockey Equipment Germany and its customers worldwide including Europe, America, Australia, Africa and Asia, Grays of Cambridge England and its world wide customers, Morrant Group England, Roll Sports Spain, Select Sports Denmark and Derbystar Germany. Rubber Bladders In 1997, to strengthen the quality base for footballs, the company established a rubber unit for the manufacture of rubber latex bladders and rubber sheets. Presently, the entire production of rubber unit is being utilized by football unit. ISO 9000 Certification The companys quality system is certified by DET NORSKE VERITAS (DNV) Netherlands in conformance with ISO 9000 quality standard since 1999. Social Compliance Certification The company is certified by Fairtrade Labeling Organization (FLO) since 2004 for its social compliance standards

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