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Junior Production Planner

About Heath

What began as a small-scale pottery in 1948 has evolved into a collection of businesses anchored in designing and making. Led by husband and wife, Robin Petravic & Cathy Bailey, we are shaping the relationship we have to the things we own, and the way we come to own them. Across two factories, four showrooms, two clay studios, a warehouse, website, newsstand, and sewing studio, all in California, we’re a diverse team of about 225 employees, on a mission: to create products of beauty and integrity, while designing, manufacturing, and running our business in a way that’s better for society and our planet. Learn more at

Position Summary

This individual is responsible for daily production planning and scheduling of Heath made Tile, as well as providing support for daily Heath dinnerware production planning.  This role works closely with the Sr. Planner, Tile Production Manager, DW Production Manager, Tile QC, sales and production staff on several aspects of production planning, scheduling and inventory management. As a member of the Operations & Planning team, this role will be heavily exposed to and have a hand in shaping Heath’s manufacturing inventory and retail processes


Scheduling of Tile product to be glazed, fired and formed to fill open orders and maintain established inventory levels (50%)

  • Update tile planning documents with latest orders and inventory data
  • Review open Make to Order sales orders and inventory levels to understand outstanding needs
  • Understand kiln, product placement, yield and capacity constraints
  • Schedule all Tile to be formed and glazed
  • Collaborate on Tile forming plan and shape needs with Sr. Planner and Tile Production Manager
  • Execute schedule by creating Production Orders
  • Receive tile into inventory and work with QC and Tile Logistics to ensure accuracy and prioritization.
  • Work with Tile Production to ensure that production outcomes match the schedule
  • Assist with In Stock production between MTO and warehouse. 

Assist with Tile SKU creation and maintenance (10%)

  • Assist Operations Analyst with creating new tile SKUs
  • Contribute to tile SKU projects like Pricing, glaze or attribute updates
  • Assist with SKU deactivation and cleanup activities

 Update Overstock and Second Quality Tile Information in SAP (10%)

  • Move second quality and overstock tile from production SKUs to overstock SKUs 
  • Regularly clear overstock and other tile warehouses of old or stuck inventory
  • Assist with in-stock, sample and overstock tile counts

Assist Sr. Planner with Tile Forecasts and Projects (10%)

  • Calculate lead times based on in-process order and quote queues  
  • Assist with scheduling for production testing
  • Manage tile coaster inventory flow from production floor to warehouse
  • Participate in new tile products and launch projects
  • Assist with preparing data and reports for monthly bonus calculations 
  • Prepare data for yield reporting and requests

 Support dinnerware production planning (5%)

  • Prepare data and reports
  • Schedule dinnerware weekly and as a back up to Sr. Planner
  • Assist with second quality inventory warehouse updates in SAP

 Contribute to some Planning/Production projects (5%)

  • Review and improve planning tools
  • Explore ways to improve lead time quoting, production flow, 
  • Improve tile sample program
  • Tile forming plan development
  • Dinnerware bisque warehouse minimums
  • Update and maintain planning documentation


  • Undergraduate degree
  • 2+ years relevant experience in manufacturing or planning
  • Familiarity with ERP systems; SAP B1 experience a plus
  • Comfortable with data/spreadsheets
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Time Management skills to manage workload and meet daily deadlines
  • Ability to work with a range of tile staff including sales, production, QC, warehouse and design staff. 
  • Fit with Heath’s culture and values


Compensation and Work Environment 

This is a full-time, salaried position averaging 40 hrs per week able to start between 6 AM and 7 AM.  Four days per week in our San Francisco Mission factory and potentially 1 day per week in our Sausalito factory, with flexibility as needed.

This position must work in our San Francisco Mission-District Factory. Relocation is not available for this role.



We are committed to your health and well-being. Heath offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes a choice of medical plan, dental, vision and life and works very hard to keep employee costs low for excellent coverage. We do not require an employee contribution for individual premiums, and we pick up a large portion of the costs for dependent coverage. A generous 401k match starts after three months on staff. Our Employee Stock Ownership Plan provides an additional retirement benefit linked to the long term performance of our company. We offer a generous time off allocation, paid family leave, and of course a healthy discount on all Heath products.

Sound like a good fit?

If you meet these qualifications and are ready to be part of the Heath experience, please send your resume and a cover letter that speaks directly to the position.

Heath Ceramics is an equal opportunity employer.  Thank you for your interest!




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