Purchasing Specialist/Supply Planner

06 / 05 / 2024

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


About the company:

Our client is a New Zealand manufacturer who manufactures products that can be found in both New Zealand and around the world. B Corp certified, our client has a commitment to solving the world’s social/environmental problems through their product offering. With over 20 years in the market, they are a New Zealand success story who are continuing to grow at a rapid rate.

About the role:

Reporting into the Operations Manager, this opportunity will see you being responsible for managing the entire purchasing function for our client’s manufacturing business (direct-based -raw materials, packaging and office consumables across approx. 100 suppliers). This will see you reviewing forecasting activities and putting supply plans in place as well as working closely with the production planning manager to ensure that purchase orders are raised on time so that inventory is available for scheduled production. This role will see you managing relationships with existing suppliers and working with them to review their performance. This role with provide you with the opportunity to work with a number of internal and external stakeholders. With a 3rd party manufacturers being used for some of the manufacturing, you will work with 3PMs to ensure raw materials are available for production. With our client’s product range continuing to evolve, the role will see you working closely with the NDP/Quality team as they phase in and phase out products.

About you:

To be successful in this role, you will have experience in purchasing and supplier relationship management. It would be highly advantageous if you come with some experience in Supply Planning too so that you can hit the ground running with long-term purchase planning with suppliers. There is a strong preference that you will come from a manufacturing-based environment (ideally FMCG however a componentry/assembly-based environment could be considered). You will need to have a thorough understanding of the end-to-end supply chain process and have experience in using ERP systems/extracting data and working with it on Excel so that inventory and purchasing can be optimised. You will come with a continuous improvement mindset and enjoy working with data and suppliers to drive cost-saving initiatives while ensuring quality and serviceability is maintained at a high level.
What’s in it for you?

This position is a fantastic opportunity to join an impressive New Zealand business that has over 20 years of product in the market. Enjoy working for a company that values their people and encourages employee voices to be heard at the table. Based in East Auckland, enjoy flexible work arrangements (start and finish times and once trained up, 1-2 days WFH). This role is an opportunity to bring ideas, create ideas and seek continual improvement to the business.


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

  • Bring ideas, create ideas and seek continual improvement to the business
  • Hybrid role (supply planning, purchasing and supplier relationship management)
  • East Auckland based

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Katherine (Kat) Biggelaar
Senior Consultant, Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement

Recruiting across the supply chain, operations and procurement market, I work with an assortment of small, medium and large enterprises throughout New Zealand. I am a confident communicator and build and maintain internal and external relationships with ease. Over the years, I have built a reputation as a trusted and effective recruitment partner. In addition…

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