Purchasing and Inventory Controller/ Sales Coordinator

Australian company Rockhampton based, Agricultural products, Great team.

About Us

We are an agricultural manufacturing company based in Rockhampton.  We are embarking on a major expansion of our plant in Rockhampton to cater for the demands of our contracts for agricultural herbicides. The new purpose built plant and facility will provide increased capacity and will allow us to secure further contracts for the manufacturing of agricultural products.

The Role

Reporting to the Site Manager, the primary role of this position is to develop and manage the purchasing, inventory, sales orders and logistics for raw materials and manufactured products. You will work closely with the manufacturing and sales teams to ensure continuous supply of raw materials for manufacturing and product sales to our customers.

We envisage the successful candidate will be self-motivated, organised person who enjoys a busy position with variety in their scope of work. This role offers a great opportunity for the right candidate to be part of a small cohesive team, and to grow as our business grows, while expanding their knowledge and experience in other areas of the business.

Our Expectations

Proven experience in a similar functioning role, along with the following attributes and skills:

  • Previous experience in procurement and stock control, you have learnt how to build effective relationships with internal teams and external stakeholders
  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Be analytical with a high degree of accuracy, attention to detail and consistency
  • Have good organisational skills, and be task focused
  • Analytical and logical problem-solving skills, strategic thinker
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word), in particular Excel
  • Have a commitment to accuracy and quality improvement, and an understanding continuous improvement concepts
  • Proven ability to identify opportunities to improve procurement practices 
  • Possess sound commercial acumen and excellent negotiation skills
  • Team player, utilise your skills to liaise with manufacturing and sales staff
  • Ensure the most efficient and cost-effective transport for all logistics including negotiations with new and current service providers
  • Exposure to warehousing and logistics in a manufacturing environment
  • It would be advantageous to have a forklift license, or be prepared to undertake one
  • Be flexible to meet the demands of a growing business 
  • Thorough understanding of supply chain processes


Responsibilities - Purchasing and Inventory Control

  • End to end management of all purchasing, inventory and logistics functions
  • Develop and maintain sound communication between suppliers, freight providers and team members
  • Drive strong commercial negotiations outcomes to ensure timeliness and product quality, across local and international suppliers
  • Procurement of raw materials and packaging in a systemised, timely and efficient manner 
  • Ensure all stock is managed and updated through our stock control software including planning and facilitating stocktake procedure
  • Implement new or improved supply chain processes to increase efficiency 
  • Analyse data, and provide reports in relation to supply and inventory
  • Use initiative to make recommendations on cost saving and system improvement
  • Assist with the packing/dispatch/receipt of orders on occasions
  • Support the manufacturing team as and when required 
  • Liaise with warehouse staff and other internal teams to ensure quality testing is completed on the product and results are recorded and stored according to the policy and procedures.

Responsibilities - Sales Coordinator functions

  • Sales administration including processing orders and customer liaison
  • Liaison with aerial operators
  • Sales reporting
  • Support the sales team with ad hoc duties

16/11/2020 $0 Rockhampton & Capricorn Coast 1 Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
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