Purchasing Officer

Job title : Purchasing Officer
Location : Victoria
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Job reference : 1467154

This client is a global leader in automotive safety solutions for professionals. With a commitment to innovation and quality, they pride themselves on delivering top-notch products and solutions to enhance road safety. Currently seeking an experienced Purchasing Officer in a permanent capacity to join their well-established team, and work with the broader global purchasing team!

The Role:

The Purchasing Officer to support the procurement process. Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, you'll evaluate suppliers, prepare purchase orders, and coordinate with various departments to ensure timely material delivery. With a focus on inventory management, contract negotiations, and cost reduction, you'll play a vital role in optimising efficiency and enhancing supplier relationships.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain documented processes and procedures
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and cost savings
  • Research new suppliers and obtain quotes for materials
  • Familiarity with MRP systems and the ability to interpret forecasts and raise orders accordingly
  • Coordinate with suppliers and logistics partners to ensure timely delivery
  • Monitor and optimise stock holdings to meet business requirements
  • Generate daily, weekly, and monthly reports as required
  • Attend team meetings to review safety, quality, delivery, cost, and morale
  • Resolve invoice queries and maintain data integrity in ERP system
Successful applicants will hold:
  • Certificate IV or above in a related field or a Bachelor's Degree in a related field
  • 3-5 + years of relevant work experience
  • Strong communication skills and proficiency in ERP and MRP systems
  • Ability to negotiate effectively and adapt to changing priorities
  • Experience in manufacturing or warehouse environments with a background in electrical engineering is advantageous
To apply online, please click on the apply function. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Arielle Stavropolos on 0450 559 101 or email astav@sharpandcarter.com.au