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  • Posted: Nov 17, 2020
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    Truworths is a market-leading fashion apparel retailer in South Africa offering internationally inspired clothing and footwear for ladies, men, teenagers and kids across a diversified portfolio of its own exclusive brands.
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    Production Planner

    The Role

    • Truworths is seeking an experienced Production Planner for the Truworths Manufacturing division.

    Key Responsibilities:


    • Demonstrates an understanding of the merchandise related computer system Sync.    
    • Challenges the efficiency and effectiveness of systems and proposes modifications.      
    • "Effectively and efficiently assists when required with:
      • Raising, amending and approving product PO's;
      • Allocating of fabrics to be cut per job;
      • Loading and amending of contracts and orders;
      • Creating new jobs/cost cards;
      • Fixing line items in Bill of Material."      


    • Ensure accurate maintenance of production board, including aligning Sync with board on an on-going basis and overseeing the Data Capturer.
    • Demonstrates a sense of urgency in meeting deadlines and operates effectively underpressurised time constraints.                                                          

    "Sample co-ordination:


    • Capacity planning and monitoring;
    • CMT communication;
    • Fabric delivery monitoring;
    • Replanning pull forwards, roll out sand extensions;
    • Driving of production meetings.”


    • Ensure consistent approach is used across department for admin.                                            
    • Maintain a neat and efficient workstation and filing system.


    • Minimum of 5 to 8 years’ experience as a clothing production planner
    • Worked as a production planner for an established clothing manufacturer either in a design ware house or factory.
    • A solid working knowledge of fabric and trims procurement and supply chain management.
    • A solid working knowledge of manufacturing critical path management
    • Strong organizational ability and able to coordinate demand vs capacity planning
    • Ability to work well under pressure and to work both independently and within a team environment
    • Effective communication skills both written and verbal
    • Goal and results driven with clear leadership strengths.
    • Computer literate with above average excel experience and knowledge.


    • Preferable a diploma in Clothing production management or similar or Bcom degree
    • Work experience in an ERP system or similar enterprise resource planning systems

    Truworths is committed to transformation and meeting objectives of the Employment Equity Act. Meeting our employment equity goals and targets will be taken into account in our recruitment decisions. People living with disabilities will be viewed favourably.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Truworths on to apply

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