Operations Planning Specialist


The Vlisco Logistic & Planning Department is looking for an Operations Planning Specialist. In this role, you will be focusing on analyzing and optimizing the daily production processes which is derived from our S&OP and capacity planning. The purpose is to optimize the machine capacity for our operations department. As an Operations Planning Specialist, you are also responsible for improvement projects, for example optimization of the planning software. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Continuously improve our tools and procedures by managing different kinds of projects.
  • Analyze and optimize the daily production order flow such that On Time and completeness are guaranteed.
  • Monitor the production progress and focus on the identification of potential risks.
  • Closely work together with production supervisors to make ad-hoc changes in machine planning and determine priority of orders to ensure an optimal Supply Chain.
  • Creating insights and drafting (K)PI reports.


You have a bachelor degree within Supply Chain, Logistics and Operations or Business Administration. Next to that, you have 0-2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment using APS systems. You have a high sense of urgency and feel comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Furthermore, you have the ability to use logic and abstract reasoning to identify solutions to problems and the ability to manage time and priorities appropriately. For this role, knowledge of Dutch and English both written and verbal is required. Are you recently graduated? Please respond as well!

About Vlisco:

Vlisco is a Dutch design and textile printing company with 173 years of history. Its origins are in batik printing for Indonesia but most of its history is in wax printing for West and Central Africa. From its beginning in Africa over 100 years ago Vlisco’s story is the story of African women. A group of exceptional, entrepreneurial women in Togo, called the ‘Nana Benz’ because of their liking for Mercedes cars, traded Vlisco cloth and influenced the choices of design and colour.  African women took Vlisco prints into their hearts and into their culture; creating names for the designs, stories around their meaning and beautiful garments to express their individuality.

Vlisco is about African women and its love for Africa. It is also about its unique and complex wax-printing process and its magical designs, created in the Netherlands for African consumers. To work for Vlisco is to work in a company with the world’s biggest textile archive and with a factory that is steeped in expertise, still in Helmond, the place where it started. It is to work in a design-led company which honours and respects African women and which acknowledges the vibrancy and strength of Africa.


What we offer:

In addition to a competitive salary, a 38-hour working week, holiday allowance and an extra 13th month salary, you will be part of the logistics team within Vlisco where you will have the opportunity to grow your organizational and planning skills and contribute to the overall success Vlisco Netherlands B.V.


Do you want to be proud to work at this company too?

If you are the candidate, we are looking for, please apply by sending us your resume and motivation. If you would like more information about this vacancy, you can reach out to Heleen Poirters, Corporate Recruiter, +31629217076.