William Hughes



William Hughes

Experienced Production and Strategy Leader - Luxury Goods & Jewellery

Current Location

London, UK

William is available for work

● A confident and clear understanding of leadership, building from a single role to a best-in-class multi-discipline team of 45 - incorporating Workshop, Casting, Production, Logistics and Supply Chain - over 3 years with the lowest attrition rate in the business. ● Experienced in business development, leading the scale-up of capacity, capability, quality and product to serve business growth. ● Track record in achieving medium to long-term strategic and commercial ambitions of the business and department through partnerships, direct integration and team development.

  • Brands William has worked with
    • Vashi
    • Estella Barlett
  • William's past titles
    • Head of Production
    • Production Department Manager
    • Production Coordinator
    • Production Assistant
Work Preference
Location Preference

Open to relocation

Work Pattern

Open to Full-time work

Employment Preference
  • Freelance Assignments
  • Permanent Positions
  • Hourly Consulting

Head of Production


Oct 2018 - Apr 2023

• Led in the tendering and implementation of production management systems - delivering business-wide visibility on individual job status, costs and departmental performance.
• Instrumental in the ac...

Production Manager


Oct 2017 - Sep 2018

• Led a supply chain review, which resulted in a return to solely UK manufacturing - improving product ownership and delivery times whilst facilitating our own product development and reducing excessi...

Production Coordinator


Nov 2016 - Sep 2017

• Coordinating across numerous external vendors, creating BOMs and reporting on costs to line managers and building monthly reports on profitability and margin.
• Cross-team collaboration on day-to-d...

Production Assistant

Estella Barlett

Aug 2016 - Nov 2016

• Assisting across the design and production teams - data administration and creation of specification sheets.
• Introduction to an international supply chain, liaising on product development and del...

  • Production Improvement


  • Production Implementation


  • Strategic Data Analysis


  • Production Operations


  • Manufacturing Operations


  • Productivity Improvement


  • Strategic Analytics


  • Production Direction






Hereford College of Arts

Contemporary Crafts (MA)

2014 to 2016

Hereford College of Arts

Jewellery Design and Silversmithing (BA Hons)

2011 to 2014

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