Production Planner


The Vlisco Logistic & Planning Department is looking for a Production Planner. In this role, you will be focusing on setting up and optimizing the production planning in a dynamic production environment with 90 different operations, 600 routes for 25,000 SKU. The purpose is to plan the right orders at the right time within the machine capacity using APS software. As a production planner, you are also responsible for the management and optimization of this software.


Key responsibilities:

  • Determine the daily production schedule and order flow such that On Time and completeness (In Full) are guaranteed.
  • Monitoring production progress, identification and anticipate on potential risks and planning scenarios for optimization of the production plan.
  • Managing, updating and drawing up improvement of the APS-tools and production planning procedures.
  • Closely work together with production supervisors to make ad-hoc changes in machine planning and determine priority of orders.
  • 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 just 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 Ángela Castaño Estévez, Corporate Recruiter at +31611067619.