National Warehouse Manager

21 / 02 / 2024

  • Auckland
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Management / Transport / Logistics / Drivers


The company

A highly successful NZ-owned industrial & building products business who are one of the market leaders in their field. 

The business is dedicated to providing leading products to their respective markets and has an established reputation for quality service with a distribution reach across NZ.

They are driving a Continuous Improvement program and are investing in improving facilities, technology, systems, processes and the capability of its people. 

The opportunity

As the National Warehouse Manager, you will work incredibly closely with the senior leadership team. As part of their Continuous Improvement program, they are moving a division of their business to a purpose built DC in 2024 and they are seeking a National Warehouse Manager to lead this move. In turn, they will also be consolidating their existing site and then streamlining and centralising all inventory across their nationwide stores.

Some of the key responsibilities as National Warehouse Manager will be to:
  • Responsible for the successful transition of the DC move and then consolidation of the existing DC.
  • National responsibility for the centralisation of inventory across all branches and warehouses.
  • Leadership of the DC teams and to ensure succession planning across the team.
  • Manage transport carriers and commercial relationships.
  • A senior member of the Supply Chain lead team and involved across a variety of projects.
  • Building management and responsible for site maintenance and expenses/budgeting.
  • Take an active lead in maintaining H&S standards according to company guidelines.
  • Work closely with planning teams in relation to inventory management across the DC and branches.
What’s in it for you

You will be an experienced Supply Chain leader with in-depth knowledge of warehouse operations, inventory management and logistics along with demonstrated experience leading and developing teams. 

Project management skills with the ability to multitask and priortise effectively along with a background in leading successful integration projects/DC moves is desirable. 

Exposure and demonstrated experience across multisite operations and/or a nationwide branch network to manage and optimise inventory is also desirable and the type of skillset we are looking for along with people leadership skills. 

The business is continuing to invest in their Supply Chain and they have made some great strides over the past 12 months with a passionate team who are motivated to keep growing. This is an excellent opportunity to be a senior leader in this business and a great time to join as they look to execute a range of projects.

The business has a supportive and inclusive culture with many different teams who integrate well together. 


This is a senior level role and is remunerated accordingly based on experience. There will be a bonus on top of your base salary alongside insurances. 

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 Nick McConnochie on 021 197 9121 or email
  • National role across distribution and inventory management
  • Continuous improvement focus with a range of projects ready to execute
  • Lead a DC move to a purpose build facility

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Procurement Specialist

14 / 02 / 2024

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


Ready to stand up and take a lead role in managing, leading and optimising procurement?
Then explore an incredible opportunity where you will be a key member of an experienced and talented team in a business where procurement is an integral, value-led function at the heart of the growth agenda.

You will join a global manufacturing business with significant manufacturing in New Zealand and across the globe. You will be tasked with leading end-to-end procurement for all indirect and direct categories for the New Zealand business.

Your New Role
As the Procurement Lead for NZ, you will join an ambitious, driven and talented Supply Chain and Operations team to develop, deploy and implement procurement strategies and to drive optimal operational and commercial outcomes.

You will have complete responsibility for supplier relationship management, continuous improvement, up-to-date market knowledge of your categories, supplier risk management, end-to-end category management, and the opportunity to make and influence critical commercial decisions across the NZ business

What you’ll need to succeed
To be successful in this role you already have some experience in procurement and category management ideally with a preferred professional qualification (eg CIPS) or working towards the same (although this is not essential).

You have a proven track record in leading procurement projects and interacting with senior leadership. You are analytical-minded and outcome-focused and can flex communication styles and challenge the status quo. Your ability to interpret business and customer needs combined with your ability to influence key decision-makers, will ensure your success in this commercial and value-focused procurement opportunity

What you’ll get in return
You will join an experienced team and work for an inspirational manager who will provide you with opportunities to challenge yourself and take on new responsibilities. This, combined with coaching and a development plan will allow you to craft your career and be a prime part of a successful business to be proud of! 

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 Wayne Fry on 021 656 502 or email

  • Focus on ingredients
  • National responsibility
  • Global food manufacturing business

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Head of Logistics

14 / 02 / 2024

  • Auckland
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Management / Transport / Logistics / Drivers


About the Company

We are excited to be working with a leading New Zealand retail and e-commerce business for their search for a new Head of Logistics to lead their New Zealand wide operations based in Auckland. 
The business manages all of their distribution internally and their distribution centre is the key cog between supplying stock to their physical stores New Zealand wide as well as e-commerce. 
They are continuing to grow and invest in their people and technology which makes this a great time to join the business and to take on a significant challenge. 

What’s the job?

We are seeking someone who shares a passion for delivering a standard of excellence when it comes to logistics and distribution across people, service, technology and H&S. You will be joining a company with a real sense of purpose, impressive growth and a commitment to ongoing success, investment and innovation.

Your main objective is to ensure that your retail stores and e-commerce customers get the right product, in good condition as quickly as possible. You will bring inspirational leadership, a down-to-earth approach, the ability to formulate and execute strategy and an unwavering commitment to optimisation and ensuring the business deliver a best-in-class experience and service.

As Head of Logistics you will:

  • Take ownership of all things distribution, logistics, warehousing, fulfilment, H&S and customer service across multiple business units which all have their unique quirks and challenges. 
  • Lead a talented and committed team with Operations Managers reporting through to you along with H&S.
  • Take responsibility for continuing to develop and support current initiatives as well as working with the senior leadership team to identify and deliver future services and initiatives.
  • Bring a solutions-focused and Continuous Improvement mindset to consistently deliver new, innovative solutions to deliver an optimal supply chain and online shopping experience.
  • Manage 3PL and other operation supplier relationships and performance.
  • Coach and develop your team, manage day-to-day operations, and build and develop an engaging and thriving team culture.
  • Use data and analytics to ensure robust and commercially minded decision-making.

What’s in it for you?

This is a rare opportunity to be part of an iconic New Zealand company who are continuing to grow and invest. You will have the opportunity to use your demonstrable skills in leading people, optimising supply chain performance and delivering innovation and solutions, whilst supporting and being surrounded by a high-performing team. Your positive ‘can do’ attitude and ability to come up with ideas and be creative in your solutions and decision-making make this an exciting role. You are encouraged to come up with ideas, to contribute, to lead and take ownership.

The business has a fantastic workplace culture and they are encouraged to take ownership and accountability for their performance with H&S being paramount. You will be surrounded by people who enjoy coming to work each day, are passionate about the business and genuinely care about the work they do. 
The business have some large and exciting projects in the pipeline making for a busy but rewarding few years ahead for the role.

If you’re a forward-thinking strategic-level leader with a can-do attitude who enjoys building and optimising supply chain performance and can see yourself as the next Head of Logistics, apply today!

For further information click apply or contact Nick McConnochie at 021 197 9121 or

  • Lead a large team with multiple business units and complexities
  • Autonomy and ownership over all aspects of distribution and supply chain
  • Take on exciting projects as the business continues its impressive growth

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S&OP Manager

13 / 02 / 2024

  • Auckland
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Manufacturing / Planning


The company

A well-known, established and successful privately-owned New Zealand business with international operations. They are recognised as one of the leading operators in their respective market niche and have a highly positive reputation for offering their people the opportunity to learn and develop within the business.

You will join one of the businesses within the group that are well-regarded internally for their growth and commercial success. The business is driving a Continuous Improvement program and is investing in improving technology, systems, processes and the capability of its people. 

As S&OP Manager you will develop and lead the Sales and Operations Planning process and oversee the management of the production planning, materials and demand.

The opportunity

Reporting to the Group Supply Chain Manager you will take ownership of the S&OP function and be a key member of the team responsible for driving Continuous Improvement and taking the company on the journey to S&OP and Best Practice Supply Chain Management

  • Develop, present and measure a rolling sales forecasting programme for the sales divisions.
  • Consolidate the individual sales forecasts into a common and shared demand requirement for the labour requirement at each of the key planning resources.
  • Maintain accurate capacity reports across all elements of the supply chain.
  • Provide the information required for the management of yard space and manufacturing capacity as a key planning constraint in S&OP.
  • Ensure the integration of the operating and financial plans as a key part of the S&OP.
  • Support and present the S&OP for manufacturing sites across NZ and Australia.
  • Lead and participate in Lean initiatives to reduce end-product lead times.
  • Manage the Material Scheduling Team and Planning Team to ensure that materials are delivered to the manufacturing areas on time and in full.
  • Support the Production Scheduling team in setting production rates in line with demand but responsive to peaks in business activity.
  • Drive improvements in S&OP, ERP/MRP, systems, processes and procedures.

The following experience/skills are also essential for this role:

  • Excellent knowledge of S&OP/IBP Processes.
  • Understanding of managing and maintaining master data.
  • Degree-level qualification in a business, supply chain or manufacturing-related discipline.

What’s in it for you

If you are an active member of a fully functional Sales and Operations Planning Team and have a solid understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning procedures this role could be for you.

There is a definite opportunity to come in and mark your mark, racking up achievements in building & developing your team, improving supply chain performance and taking the company on a journey to Best Practice S&OP.

You will be a key member of the Supply Chain Leadership Team and can expect the opportunity to take on further responsibility and to progress your career within this NZ-owned, international business.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and is expected to be in the region of $120000 – $150000. 

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 Wayne Fry on 021 656 502 or email

  • A leading NZ Primary Industry business
  • Investment and genuine commitment to Supply Chain.
  • Make your mark in this pivotal role.

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Supply Planner

12 / 02 / 2024

  • Auckland
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Manufacturing / Planning


About the company:

Over the past two decades, our client’s commitment to delivering high-quality goods to both local and global manufacturers has propelled their consistent growth. They consistently pursue environmental sustainability, ethical practices, and social responsibility, recognising the natural resources from which their products originate.

About the role:

Based at the head office in East Tamaki, this pivotal role, reporting to the S&OP manager, involves collaboration with a team of three Supply Planners. Your responsibilities will encompass coordinating with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders to forecast, create weekly production plans, and optimise inventory availability to meet sales demands.

To be successful in this role, planning experience in a manufacturing environment is crucial. The ideal candidate is results-oriented, excels in logic-based decision-making, and possesses proficiency in utilising Excel and ERP systems.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your CV through the provided link. For further information or a confidential discussion, feel free to contact Katherine Biggelaar at 021 225 4735 or email

  • Diverse planning role (Supply and Production)
  • FMCG
  • East Tamaki based

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Supply Chain Data Analyst (Fluency in Python needed)

07 / 02 / 2024

  • Auckland
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Manufacturing / Planning


About the company:

Our client is an organisation that has gone from strength to strength and continues on its growth curve. They work in a fast-paced and seasonal environment and have the drive to ensure they provide a world-class service delivery model. 

About the role:

Reporting into the head of operational analytics and supporting our clients’ supply chain team, this role would see you working to ensure that the quality and integrity of the data that they have is high.

This role would see you executing data quality routines that will enable you to proactively monitor, measure, analyse, execute, track and report on data quality issues.

The role will see you interacting with other data specialists and business users to resolve data quality problems using techniques such as root cause analysis.

Attention to detail and the ability to look past the current state is essential to support our clients’ business strategy.
Although you will not be required to write script in python, critical to this role is your ability to run and review scripts as data is heavily tied into it.

What’s in it for you?

This is a superb opportunity to work in a dynamic team. It is a fast-paced environment therefore it is essential that you can adapt and thrive in an environment with changing priorities. The culture is one of collaboration and the supply chain is seen as a key part of the business. 

You will benefit from ongoing training and will be presented with opportunities to progress your career within a forward-thinking, innovative and growing logistics solutions business.

Additional benefits include subsidised health and life insurance, the option to work from home 1-2 days a week once trained, social club events and professional development opportunities.

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

  • Newly created role
  • CBD based with flexible work arrangements
  • Great benefits and career progression opportunities

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Supply Chain Coordinator

02 / 02 / 2024

  • Auckland
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Manufacturing / Stores & Warehousing


About the company:     
Our client is a well-known, established and successful New Zealand-owned business in the Health Care industry. They are recognised as one of the leading operators in their market and have a strong commitment to achieving the highest standards of supply chain and operational performance.    
About the role:    
Reporting into the Supply Chain Manager, this role is responsible for all inventory activities including the inbound process for product ordered, the storage, movement and management of the inventory that is held. You will be able to complete accurate and regular cycle counts as well as managing and verifying the master data.    
This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has experience doing regular cycle counts and would like to have more input around continuous improvement and leading investigations on any variances.
About you: 

  • You will have experience working in a supply chain, inventory management or a warehousing role
  • Experience using ERP systems to complete inventory management tasks
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong analytical skills
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment  

What’s in it for you! 

  • Work for a reputable New Zealand own Healthcare Business
  • Fully subsidised health insurance
  • Onsite parking  

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 Sarah Kennedy on 021 534 790 or email

  • Make a difference & help drive continuous improvement
  • Onsite Parking
  • Fully subsidised health insurance

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Manufacturing Manager

31 / 01 / 2024

  • Manawatu
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Manufacturing / Plant Management


The Role 
Are you an experienced Manufacturing Manager passionate about people, running daily production and driving improvements in performance, standards and productivity? Are you ready for a new challenge? We have a great opportunity for an experienced Manufacturing Manager to step into a role with career development prospects for a leading global manufacturing business.

A little about the company
The business is a leading packaging business They are looking for passionate, talented people who can help drive current and future success. People who innovate, create, lead and inspire. They set the bar high, and expect that their people do too. 

What you’ll be doing 
As the Manufacturing Manager, you’ll be part of the site management team (SMT) and key to the development and execution of the site strategy, enhancing and optimising performance through the development of high-performing teams, improving productivity and driving a positive and high performing culture.

Main Responsibilities 

As Manufacturing Manager, you will be responsible for;

  • Providing leadership for the manufacturing team (of 5 direct and 80 indirect reports) working on a 2 shift pattern Monday-Friday.
  • Creating a culture and environment that enables the site to perform at the highest possible level
  • Providing pace-setting leadership for the operations teams through the development and implementation of High Performing Workplace systems of work
  • Driving out waste and inefficiencies while improving productivity and yields
  • Developing engagement and empowerment at all levels of the operations team-building skills, capability and contribution

What’s in it for you
You will be provided with the opportunity to make your mark on the business through the development of people, improved performance of the plant and driving the highest standards across all operational metrics.  

The company is continuing to grow, improve its operation and it is expected there will be significant challenges and career development opportunities and to drive the future success of the business in this leadership role.

To be considered for this position, submit your CV by following the link below. If you have any questions or would like to have a confidential discussion, please contact John Boyle – 021 73 75 76 or 

  • Global manufacturing business with a strong culture
  • Lead and drive improvements across manufacturing
  • Continued career development opportunities

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Purchasing Officer

30 / 01 / 2024

  • Auckland
  • Contract or Temp
  • Manufacturing / Purchasing / Procurement


About the company:

Our client is a well-known, established and successful global manufacturing business with a significant footprint and multi-site operations in NZ. They are recognised as one the leading operators in their respective market niche and have a deserved positive reputation for offering their people the opportunity to learn and develop within the business.

The opportunity

This role is an initial 6 month contract. Reporting into the Purchasing Manager, this purchasing role will see you purchasing raw materials for their manufacturing sites and teams.
Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Raising purchase orders and managing these orders through to them arriving on site
  • Interact with suppliers both in NZ and overseas to maintain pricing and delivery schedules
  • Manage internal stakeholders around materials planning (MRP) and communicate any delays/cancellations
  • Be part of continuous improvement of purchasing systems, processes and performance
  • Support your Manager to work with relevant stakeholders to proactively and continually achieve cost reductions and optimal use of working capital 

About you:

Experience in purchasing and or buying is necessary. Your demonstrable communication and innovative problem-solving skills will ensure your success in a fast-paced complex and challenging role. Good experience with Microsoft Excel will also be needed using the likes of vlookup and pivot tables. 


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

  • Immediate start
  • Local and International Footprint
  • Initial 6 month FTC

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