Purchasing Officer Role

We are one of Australias suppliers to the construction industry and we are seeking a motivated Purchasing Officer to join our team.


Your role is responsible for placing and managing purchase orders from local and international suppliers and our international manufacturing partners ensuring a smooth and efficient process from factory to warehouse.


The main responsibilities of this role are:

  • Creating purchase orders in our ERP system
  • Emailing purchase orders to suppliers, confirming the products, quantities, cost and ETD, and updating accordingly
  • Liaising with the warehouse team to manage stock discrepancies
  • Coordinating international payments for approval
  • Monitoring Purchase orders with suppliers to ensure orders are delivered in full and on time
  • Liaising with our Freight Forwarders to ensure all required bookings info and shipping documentation are completed in time and provided to the relevant parties 
  • Building a positive working relationship with suppliers, manufacturing partners and internal stakeholders to facilitate smooth operational process
  • Communicating updates and potential issues on the supply chain network to the broader team
  • Ad hoc support across teams as required by the business


Essential Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience in a purchasing or inventory management role.
  • ERP/ Order Management system experience.
  • Accuracy & Attention to detail in this position is a must
  • Strong analytical and numerical reasoning skills.
  • Strong negotiating skills with suppliers
  • Experience in communicating with overseas suppliers
  • Excellent attention to detail and well organized
  • Proactive approach to complete tasks and lead initiatives
  • Able to multitask in a fast pace environment
  • Outstanding communication skills (verbal, written, presentations)
  • Aptitude to learn and understand product range and construction terminology


This is a pivotal role within the Operations team and would best suit someone who thrives in a busy environment.  You will be effective with IT systems and a passion for continuous improvement.  A competitive remuneration will be offered commensurate with experience and performance.


29/06/2020 $0 Brisbane 1 Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
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