Purchasing Manager

About Us
Zoom Recruitment is a national recruitment company specializing in Permanent and Temporary Placements from entry level roles through to senior executive level appointments.
We are proud to partner with a variety of businesses from within the Construction, Energy & Infrastructure, Transport, Warehousing & Logistics, Engineering and Manufacturing sectors.  

About our client
Our client is proud to be a fully owned and operated Australian Manufacturer of boat trailers.
They are seeking a motivated Purchasing Manager to join their team, situated in the South-eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

As a Purchasing Manager, you will be responsible for managing the procurement process, maintaining inventory levels, and building relationships with local and international suppliers. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in purchasing, excellent communication, and negotiation skills.

About The role:
In this key role, you will:

  • Ensure purchase orders are placed on time and stock levels are effectively managed.
  • Ensure product received complies with standards.
  • Maintain and communicate out-of-stock lists and minimum stock levels.
  • Maintain accuracy of key supplier and inventory information in the SAP system
  • Provide information to support purchasing, inventory, and new product initiatives.
  • Place regular standard orders with all suppliers
  • Request quotations, follow up ETAs with suppliers, and receipt of goods.
  • Assist in investigations and correct stock discrepancies.
  • Develop and maintain solid relationships with suppliers, Local and International.
  • Ensure any warranty returns are tracked, replaced, or resupplied to customers in a timely manner, whilst dealing with suppliers on these issues.
  • Assist in the management of annual stock takes.
  • Track all overseas incoming goods with the relevant shipping agencies.

About You:
You are not content with spending your entire workday behind a computer. Instead, you are someone who thrives on actively engaging with staff on the floor, leveraging your analytical skills to ensure efficient inventory management.
To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Previous experience working in a similar role from within a manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent communication skills- verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated history of liaising and negotiating with suppliers.
  • Proven ability of sourcing new product/componentry.
  • Experience with SAP or Bill Of materials is highly advantageous.

  If you are self-motivated, with a passion for purchasing and inventory management, please submit your application now or to find out more, please call Danielle Coulton at Zoom Recruitment on 0484 238 895

  • Utilise your supplier negotiation skills (Local & International)
  • Must have excellent communications skills- Verbal & Written
  • Permanent role offering long term stability

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Manufacturing,Purchasing / Procurement

20th Sep, 2023



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