Purchasing Officer

Australia's #1 furniture and homewares online retailer, Growing business with a fantastic culture, Onsite parking available - also very close to public transport.

Temple & Webster is Australias number one online retailer of furniture and homewares, with a vision to make the world more beautiful, one room at a time. To realise our vision we need an experienced, Purchasing Officer who is fluent in Chinese to join our team.

Your role is responsible for ordering new and replenishment stock from local and overseas factories or suppliers, ensuring a smooth and efficient process from factory to warehouse.

What were looking for

The main responsibilities of this role are:

  • Create orders in our ERP
  • Raise the orders with the suppliers and confirm the products, quantities, cost and ETD, and update accordingly
  • Liaise with the Product team and management in case of discrepancies on fabrication, cost, quantities or ETD
  • Coordinate the deposit/balance payment of orders
  • Conduct mid-production check with suppliers to ensure orders are delivered in full and on time
  • Liaise with our Freight Forwarders to ensure all required bookings info and shipping documentation are completed in time and provided to the relevant parties 
  • Work with the Supply Chain team and warehouse to investigate and resolve receivable inventory discrepancies
  • Using your knowledge of purchasing to optimize loading, container utilisation % and resource management 
  • Build a positive working relationship with overseas factories, partners and internal stakeholders to facilitate smooth operational process for inbound goods
  • Communicate to the broader team updates and risks on the supply chain network
  • Ensure all inventory processes across all sites are compliant with auditing requirements
  • Work with management and team to develop and broaden national warehouse strategy
  • Ad hoc support as required by the business

What you already have

  • Previous purchasing officer or stock replenishment experience at least 2 years in a fast-paced retail environment
  • Chinese written/verbal proficient
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required
  • SAP (B1) experience is a plus
  • Experience in communicating with overseas suppliers
  • Excellent attention to detail and well organized
  • Experience in the furniture and or homewares sector is preferable, but not essential 
  • Proactive approach to complete tasks and lead initiatives
  • Able to multitask in a fast pace environment
  • Effectively copes with change and is energized by tough challenges
  • Outstanding communication skills (verbal, written, presentations)
  • Ability to partner with a diverse group of people
  • ERP / Order Management system

What youll learn

  • How Australias largest online furniture and homewares business operates so successfully, utilising data and analytics in decision making to minimise risk and maximise growth  
  • How to make the most of the expert team around you, including category managers, campaign managers, merchandisers, creatives, technologists and more.  
  • How to push your thinking to new limits, by solving emerging problems.

Additional benefits

  • Amazing culture
  • Competitive salary
  • Generous employee discounts across our entire range
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Paid leave on your birthday
  • Paid parental leave
  • Free breakfast daily
  • Free mindfulness practice daily
  • Regular celebrations and team socials
  • Opportunities to volunteer with our charity partner
  • Complimentary access to Travel Club

10/03/2020 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs 1 Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
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