Production Planner

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We are looking to recruit a Production Planner that has excellent organisational skills to work in our Woven Fabrics production department.


    Mon-Fri — 8.30am-5.00pm

  Up to £26,000 depending on experience

  Training, development and progression 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 our people’s creativity, skill and dedication 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.


Role & Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Planning Manager, you will work closely together to assist both the production teams and wider business with all aspects of production planning.  You will be responsible for

  • Creating and maintaining daily and longer-term production plans for the Weaving and Weaving Preparation departments.
  • Completing transactions on our software system to ensure stock levels are accurately maintained.
  • Gathering and reviewing data sources from the system, and production departments. This will form part of the plan shared within the immediate department and wider business areas.
  • Informing departments of any relevant changes to production schedules.
  • Assisting with carrying out physical quarterly stock takes.

Skills, knowledge and experience

As a Production Planner, you will need the following:

  • Experience of working within a Planning environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to problem solve and work on own initiative
  • Proficient in Excel, Word and other Office Programmes
  • High attention to detail with strong numerical capability
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • GCSE’s or equivalent qualifications

The following would also be beneficial to the role

  • Previous experience using planning software
  • Knowledge or previous experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in delivering continuous improvement to systems

As your understanding of the role and business grows, training and support will be offered to ensure you fulfil your potential. You will quickly become part of a key team in ensuring production continually maximise output and meet customer deadlines.

The role is office-based, Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


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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
  • 34 days holiday per year
  • 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