Purchasing Specialist
Takaka, NZ
6d ago

About us

We are a proud New Zealand Co-operative built by generations of farming whānau. We believe nutritious food is essential to sustain people today, and for future generations to thrive, which is why we challenge ourselves to find new ways to bring our dairy goodness to people around the world.

About the opportunity

As Purchasing Specialist, you will be an integral part of our team delivering key inventory support to Maintenance and Operations, with a primary focus on the purchasing processing.

You will lead implementation of improved purchasing processes to optimise inventory and delivery of value.

Working across multiple sites and vendors, coordinating of timeframes and completing administrative work on a timely manner will be critical to this position.

You’ll also have the opportunity to work closely with procurement to ensure current contract rates terms and master data are readily available.

Other key responsibilities include :

  • Inform and educate maintenance teams when correct processes and contracts are not being used, incurring additional costs, to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Supervise stores staff in absence of Inventory Specialist
  • Make best use of available systems and processes to deliver maximum value of available budgets for engineering services and inventory replenishment
  • Working Monday to Friday, this is an exciting opportunity to join our NZM Stores team, supporting our Takaka, Brightwater and Darfield sites.

    About you

    As this role is dynamic and fast paced we are looking for a proven Purchasing Specialist with Maintenance, Repair and Operations experience who has solid administrative skills along with a creative, driven and customer focused approach to join our NZM Stores team.

    You'll be a strong communicator with a high level of attention to detail who can work in tandem with our procurement and inventory teams to identify problems and create solutions.

    Proven Microsoft Outlook Excel skills experience and the ability using purchasing systems, desirably SAP, is ideal.

    In addition, you will be able to demonstrate your ability to juggle and prioritise multiple tasks such as order tracking, purchasing of raw materials and developing inbound delivery schedules.

    Your ability to self-manage and prioritise demands will set you apart from the rest.

    Working systematically and using your initiative to achieve our goals is essential and, while your dairy and / or engineering background would be an asset, it is your stores, inventory, food safety and solid administration background that is key.

    Our Story

    Whanaungatanga, our Co-operative spirit gives us all a common strength and purpose. Manaakitanga is how we care for all our people who are at the heart of what we do, we want our farmers, employees, customers and communities to thrive.

    Kaitiakitanga, ensures we take care of the land. We are committed to farming in a way that regenerates our farms and environment for future generations.

    Whakaohooho constantly inspires ourselves and each other with great career development opportunities and benefits. We enable flexibility and balance to suit everyone’s lifestyles and choices.

    Our Co-operative is a place where everyone can be themselves, feel empowered to do their best.

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