Planning and Purchasing Coordinator

10 / 05 / 2022

  • Auckland
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Manufacturing / Purchasing / Procurement


About the company:
Part of a wider international FMCG group, this well-known Kiwi institution is a household known and is the business behind a number of much-loved New Zealand and international brands.

They run a multi-site operation and are highly regarded for their unerring commitment to the highest standards of product quality, customer service and customer delivery. Providing fresh food, the ability to operate accurately, and at pace, are essential and the hallmarks on which the company pride themselves on.

About the role:

This primary purpose of this role is to plan and order products for a small portfolio in the business.
This Planning & Purchasing Co-ordinator will see you having category management of a small category and inventory management responsibility for a portfolio of products.
You will be responsible for approximately 20 SKUs across 5 suppliers and you will work to ensure that the right product is available at the right time, with the right quantity.
Planning will include forecasting of base demand as well as working with Marketing to forecast the demand of products required.
You will work closely with the logistics team and will be responsible for developing a reporting framework for the operational and financial metrics relating to the planning, purchasing and inventory management functions.
About you:

You will likely be degree-qualified in Operations or Supply Chain Management and have some practical experience in supply chain ideally, in an FMCG or retail environment. You will bring enthusiasm and energy and the ability to build and develop effective and positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Experience on SAP would be favourable. 

You will be equally as comfortable dealing with high volume transactions and carrying out reporting, analytical and planning activities. With a good eye for detail, you will be solutions-focused and eager to learn and develop.

If this opportunity is of interest, please submit your CV by following the link below. If you’d like to find out more and for a confidential discussion please call Katherine Biggelaar on 021 225 4735 or email

  • Immediate start
  • International FMCG
  • Use your knowledge of purchasing and enter into category management

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