National Inventory Manager

Job title : National Inventory Manager
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Job reference : 1475904
We are delighted to be partnering with a leading Australian Manufacturer who have been successfully operating across the APAC region for 30+ years. Over the last two years, the company has experienced incredible growth, with employee numbers rocketing from 70 to 250+ here in Melbourne. Now, with the rollout of SAP and an appetite to continue winning market share through a truly world class product range, the organisation seeks a National Inventory Manager to build a high performing, sustainable supply chain for the future.
The role:
The National Inventory Manager plays a crucial role in overseeing and optimizing the organization's inventory management strategies on a national scale, including the support of a post go live SAP Implementation. Reporting to the CEO, this position involves leading a team responsible for maintaining accurate inventory levels, minimizing stockouts, and ensuring efficient supply chain operations. The National Inventory Manager will collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement best practices, drive process improvements, and contribute to the overall success of the supply chain function.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement comprehensive inventory management strategies aligned with organizational goals and objectives, which supports the future growth of the organisations supply chain.
  • Monitor and analyze inventory performance metrics to identify areas for improvement and implement corrective actions
  • Ensure a smooth transition to SAP, providing necessary training to the team and stakeholders regarding best inventory management practices
  • Lead and mentor a team of two Inventory Specialists, providing guidance, support, and professional development opportunities.
  • Foster a collaborative and high-performance team culture focused on achieving inventory accuracy and efficiency goals.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including finance, procurement, logistics, and sales, to ensure seamless communication and coordination across the supply chain.
  • Work closely with vendors and suppliers to optimize order fulfillment processes and reduce lead times.
  • Proactively identify and mitigate potential inventory-related risks, such as stockouts or overstock situations.
  • Develop and implement contingency plans to address unexpected supply chain disruptions
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in inventory management acquired within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience supporting an SAP implementation for inventory management
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of best practices in supply chain management and inventory control.
What We Offer:
  • An opportunity to play a lead role in the future growth and development of the company, with the support of a highly competent and engaging CEO and ELT
  • Have the autonomy to drive positive change across the group
  • The chance to be part of a company poised for significant growth and innovation, within a highly stable industry
  • New systems that demonstrate the organisation’s commitment to driving a best in class operation

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