Global Executive Search Partner

Textiles & Nonwovens

As the global textile market becomes increasingly technical and competitive, our Textiles & Nonwovens team has all the expertise you need to ensure strong leadership and great talent in commercial and technical roles, from raw fibres and chemicals to finished products.

How we can help

The textile industry touches all areas of our everyday lives, from our clothes to our homes and cars. Operating across several verticals and market segments, Irving Knight’s Textile division is well connected throughout the supply chain. From raw fibres and chemical additives through converters and material manufacturers all the way to the end user, we have a network of strong candidates to help you find the talent you need.

 

As the focus of many textile companies moves to high-performance materials and technical products, Irving Knight has focused on the technical textile and Nonwoven markets. Within Nonwovens, we cover market segments including personal care, medical, filtration, automotive, building materials and apparel, often working with our colleagues from other divisions to combine candidate networks.  In technically focused markets, having a candidate with industry knowledge can be key to success in both technical and commercial roles so we endeavour to offer our clients access to the top minds in this field.

 

We have worked with some of the largest companies in this space, including one of the world’s foremost nonwoven producers and a leading textile multinational at VP & C-Suite level. We have also successfully placed candidates in specialty textile chemical companies, footwear material startups, and nonwoven manufacturers for filtration, medical and construction applications. Our candidate network ranges from mid-management to EVP, SVP and C-Suite candidates in functions including sales, marketing and business development, R&D, customer service, strategy, operations and purchasing.

Specialisms

Nonwoven
Needlepunch
Carded
Drylaid
Spunbound
Airlaid
Meltblown
Wetlaid
Stitchbond
Composites
Wadding
Insulation
High-loft
Technical textiles
Performance textiles
Absorbent
Breathable materials
Elastics
Flame resistant
Impermeable
Antimicrobials
Coated fabrics
Vinyls
Filter Media
PPE Textiles
Wipes
Surface Modification
Finishing
Converting
Apparel
Outerwear
Geotextiles
Footwear
Hygiene
Chemical Treatment
Mechanical Treatment

Benefits

To deliver the best executive search solution, we work closely with the hiring manager to better understand the organisation and it's culture. Having one dedicated recruiter and one point of contact ensures a smooth process from start to finish.

We thoroughly map out a market and identify all possible matches for the specific position, as well as reciting notification when a new candidate becomes avaliable. Upon request, we can provide an overview of the market and movements within it.

We will compile a detailed shortlist containing each candidates resume and a synopsis of the candidates experience, suitability and motivations behind making a move.

Approach

Next Steps

For Clients

Recruitment comes with its challenges; we're here to help. Regardless of if you're a startup or global brand, get in touch to discuss your requirements with one of our specialist consultants.

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For Candidates

The next step could take you on a life-changing journey. Share a copy of your resume and arrange a confidential discussion with one of our consultants to discuss potential opportunities today.

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