Production Planner (Graduate)

Section Warping Operative
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    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.  Our highly specialist products are manufactured for use in the Automotive, Healthcare, Defence and Aerospace industries, to name a few, and we rely on the creativity, skill and dedication of our people to contribute to some of the most innovative fabric making projects in the world.  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.

We have an exciting opportunity within our Woven Fabrics department for a Production Planner Graduate.

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 Production Planner assists the Weaving Planning Manager with all aspects of planning and material control within the Woven Fabrics Division. 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 Planning and other areas.

The ideal candidate will grow and develop from their initial role and will be an ambitious individual with a strong drive to develop their career prospects within the Company and who has the potential and motivation to progress into a future career within production and planning management.


Essential requirements of the role

  • A desire to learn and develop
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Able to prioritise in changing and pressurised situations
  • Degree or equivalent experience in a relevant area

The following are desirable

  • Experience with ERP systems
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Previous planning experience


The closing date for applications is 31st March 2022

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