Planning Assistant

production planning vacancy
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This is an interesting opportunity within our Woven Fabrics admin department for a Production Planning Assistant.


    Mon-Fri — 8.30am-5.00pm


  Training and development opportunities available


At Heathcoat Fabrics we strive to be bold and dynamic in everything we do.  We are ambitious and not afraid to experiment and push boundaries within our industry. As a responsible employer, we are committed to ensuring our people have the skills and confidence to excel in their field and provide opportunities for progression at all levels.


About the department and role

Our Woven Fabrics department is responsible for the manufacturing of technical textiles through a variety of processes such as Texturising, Warping, Drawing-in, Weaving and Inspection.

The Planning Assistant assists the Weaving Planning Manager with all aspects of planning and material control within the Woven Fabrics production department.  You will be required to maintain the day-to-day schedule and assist with maintaining the longer-term production plan. You will assist with keeping an up-to-date stock inventory by completing prompt transactions within the ERP system. There will be some data gathering, reviewing and preparing from both production machines and computer system for use both within the planning department and other areas.


Skills, knowledge and experience required

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes, in particular, Excel and Outlook
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Able to prioritise in a changing and pressurised situation

The following are desirable

  • Experience with ERP systems
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Experience in production planning
  • Knowledge of weaving, yarn processing and weaving preparation processes




What we can offer

  • Engaging work culture
  • Continued learning and development
  • Career progression
  • 34 days holiday per annum
  • Profit Share Scheme
  • Company Contribution Pension
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Enhanced maternity benefits
  • Tech and Cycle Scheme participation
  • Discounts with local shops and services


For further information on this vacancy please contact:

Human Resources Advisor, Heathcoat Fabrics Limited, Westexe, TIVERTON, EX16 5LL
United Kingdom

COVID-19 Considerations

Heathcoat Fabrics is supporting our customers, suppliers, visitors and our employees by successfully working to avoid disruptions caused by Coronavirus. We will continue to act responsibly and do what we can to prevent further spread of the virus.