Planning Assistant

planning opportunity vacancy
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  • Mon-Fri, 8.30am to 5.00pm
  • Maternity cover
  • Up to £25,000 per year
  • Job ref: 195 - please quote if contacting

An interesting opportunity within our Knitted Fabrics department for a Production Planning Assistant.


About the department and role

We are seeking a Planning Assistant to join our Knitted Fabrics division on a maternity cover basis. This role will support the Planning Manager as the link between our sales and production departments. A key part of this role is to assist the Planning Manager with all aspects of production planning from knitting the rolls of fabric to processing within our Central Finishing unit, ensuring that the right fabric is produced at the right time.

Responsibilities for the role also include maintaining the production schedules within our Epicor ERP system, confirming jobs, issuing fabric into Central Finishing and monitoring demand changes within Epicor. Other key aspects include providing production lead times to the sales team.


Skills, knowledge and experience required

  • Strong organisational and planning skills
  • Previous experience with an ERP system
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Ability to communicate effectively both internally and externally
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office


What you can expect from us

  • Engaging work culture
  • Environmentally conscious company
  • Company profit share scheme
  • Company contribution pension plan
  • Personal learning and development
  • Leadership development and mentoring programmes
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Canteen
  • On-site car and cycle parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Enhanced maternity benefits
  • Health & dental plans
  • Company sick pay and life assurance
  • Tech and Cycle Schemes
  • Discounts with participating local shops and businesses
  • Contribute to high-profile textile projects
  • Privately owned, debt-free company

For further information on this vacancy please contact:

Human Resources Team
Heathcoat Fabrics Limited,
Westexe, Tiverton EX16 5LL UK