Planning and Purchasing Coordinator

17 / 06 / 2024

  • Auckland
  • Contract or Temp
  • Manufacturing / Planning

Description

About the Company:

Our client is a leading FMCG business renowned for producing and distributing market-leading products across multiple retail channels.
An exciting contract opportunity has arisen for an experienced planning and purchasing professional to join the team and manage inventory for one of their largest customers.

About the Role:

This role, reporting to one of our client’s supply chain leads, is an initial 2-month contract. You will be responsible for the seamless coordination of inventory between suppliers and a major customer, ensuring optimal stock levels and timely replenishment.

About You:

To excel in this role, you should have proven experience in planning or purchasing, along with strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Excellent communication skills are a must. Proficiency with ERP systems and Excel is essential. You should thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy collaborating with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Interested?

If this opportunity is of interest to you and you have full working rights, please submit your CV via the link below. For more information or a confidential discussion, contact Katherine Biggelaar on 021 225 4735 or email katherineb@huntercampbell.co.nz.

  • Immediate start
  • Auckland CBD Fringe based
  • Leading FMCG business

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Head of Operations

07 / 06 / 2024

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

Description

The Company
The NZ Sugar Company stands tall amongst New Zealand’s top 100 companies and holds a significant spot within the global agri-business giant, Wilmar International.
  
Established in 1884, this is an iconic Kiwi business and home to Chelsea, one of New Zealand’s most loved brands. They have a true expertise and passion for their products, producing the best sugars that are kiwi-made.
  
At the heart of their business are its people. They are proud of their culture, fostering an environment where their people can thrive and make a meaningful impact every single day. 

  
The Opportunity
As the Head of Operations and a key member of the Chelsea Leadership Team (CLT), your primary purpose will be to provide strategic thought leadership to the Operations function.
  
Reporting to the GM you will lead the strategic direction and operational effectiveness of the Operations function. You will lead a team of senior leaders across Refinery Production, Packing Production, Engineering, EHS, Quality and NPD.  
  
This role is critical in ensuring excellence in the fundamental areas of consistently producing high-quality products, safety, environment, and food safety whilst looking for continued cost-base improvement.
  
As well as leading BAU site operations you will bring impressive thought leadership in building for the future. This includes shaping Operations to meet current and future needs, creating and driving a mindset of Continuous Improvement and the continued evolution and delivery of the Sustainability Strategy.
  
This role requires an inclusive leader, who can continue to create a high-performance and growth-focused team across both Operations and the wider NZ Sugar business, engaging and motivating people to deliver on key strategic priorities and the company’s growth agenda.
  
  
Key deliverables:

  • Lead and grow a high-performance culture, fostering an engaged and connected environment enabling people to be the best version of themselves.
  • Develop and execute the short-, medium- and long-term Strategic Plan to enable improved operational efficiencies and performance at optimal cost to the business.
  • Understand the end-to-end cost drives across the business to ensure efficiencies and return on investments are maximised.
  • Lead the evolution of NZ Sugar’s Sustainability vision, and aggressively drive towards 2030 targets.
  • Demonstrate exemplary leadership within the CLT, functionally, and across the business to continue to drive performance of the overall business.
  • Successfully manage the operational leadership of a team of 143 across 24/5 shifts whilst driving a high-performance culture Continuous Improvement across people, production, process, systems, and CAPEX.
  • Lead the development and oversee the implementation of the EHS plan for the business.
  • Drive a sense of accountability for safety, quality and the environment across all team members within Operations.

  
What’s in it for you…
This is a unique opportunity to join an iconic NZ brand in a senior leadership role that will allow you to truly impact the performance and success of the business. This role is a great opportunity to work for an iconic NZ business in a genuine leadership role where you will be able (and expected) to make an impact on the performance and ongoing success of the business.
  
Your considerable and impressive operational/manufacturing and people leadership experience (ideally with experience in the Food sector) and demonstrable experience in delivering achievements and improvements will ensure your success in leading a significant site and ensure that the business is fit for the future through the delivery of a thriving, productive and sustainable Operations function
  
As well as a competitive remuneration package, NZ Sugar is proud to offer a number of fantastic benefits, including the following:

  • Company Superannuation
  • Annual discretionary bonus
  • Medical Insurance
  • Employee Health & Wellbeing Program
  • Free parking
  • Free fully equipped gym & access to a personal trainer 

If you have the skills and attributes we are looking for and want to grow and develop your career in a key role as part of the company behind one of New Zealand’s favourite brands, we would love to hear from you.
  
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 waynef@huntercampbell.co.nz

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  • Genuine leadership role for a heritage NZ business.
  • Lead and drive a high-performance culture.
  • Attractive package including - annual bonus+medical insurance+onsite gym+parking

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Warehouse Manager

07 / 06 / 2024

  • Auckland
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Transport / Logistics / Drivers / Warehouse & Distribution

Description

About the Company:

We are working with a well-known and exciting brand who importer and distributor through New Zealand to their specialist networks. In addition to supplying their respective networks with finished goods nationwide, they also manage the spare parts inventory for service and maintenance.
 
As a result of an internal promotion, an opportunity has become available for a Warehouse Manager to join the team to lead the Auckland warehouse team and be responsible for all logistics activities across spare parts and finished goods inventory.
 
About the opportunity:

Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager, the Warehouse Manager will play a key role in managing warehouse planning, distribution and spare parts operations across their full product range with a high SKU range and portfolio.
 
Key responsibilities of the role will be to lead and manage all warehouse activities, which include:

  • Leading a small and efficient warehouse team on site in Auckland.
  • Overseeing all inbound logistics to ensure the accuracy of inventory and receipting into stock.
  • Managing inbound inventory and working with Customer Services and Sales around cross docking and urgent back orders.
  • Ensure all inventory is entered accurately and in their correct physical locations.
  • Dispatching daily orders and managing transport providers across courier and bulk.
  • Warehouse capacity planning and managing stock rotation.
  • A key focus on Health & Safety. 
  • Continuous improvement focus as the business looks to optimise its warehouse and look for further efficiencies.

The role will best suit a Warehouse Manager or Supervisor looking to develop their experience and who enjoys working in an environment where you can take responsibility and accountability. You will be provided with guidance, direction, advice and support is always on hand if you need it.
 
About you:

  • Experience in leading a warehouse team and managing planning and logistics requirements.
  • Industry experience within automotive products or a related field with dealer networks would be desirable but is not essential.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a small team within a warehousing environment.
  • A strong communication skillset with the aptitude to remain calm and measured under pressure.
  • A history of building solid working relationships with internal and external stakeholders across all levels.
  • Strong inventory management experience with high attention to detail and accuracy with these processes.
  • WMS systems experience as well as proficient with using Microsoft Office suite.
  • A forklift licence would be desirable as there may be the odd time you need to use the equipment.

What’s in it for you:

This is a great opportunity to join an awesome business who are passionate about their products and supporting their passionate network each day. As the Warehouse Manager, you are a key person in supporting a number of business units to ensure a high quality service is provided.
 
We offer a competitive remuneration package, including some insurances and you will also enjoy the social interactions across the business and a fun environment to be a part of.
 
We are reviewing applications as they come in, if this opportunity is of interest, please submit your CV by following the link below. If you would like to find out more and for a confidential discussion, please call Nick McConnochie on 021 197 9121 or email nickm@huntercampbell.co.nz

  • Lead a warehouse team across distribution of spare parts and finished goods
  • Great culture and genuine work life balance
  • Mangere/Airport Oaks location with on-site parking

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Supply Chain Analyst

05 / 06 / 2024

  • Auckland
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Manufacturing / Planning

Description

About the company:

Our client is a New Zealand owned organisation that is changing the face of some of our country’s logistics network through a dynamic and data driven approach to optimisation. 

About the role:

Joining a large, innovative planning and optimisation team, where you will utilise various tools and spreadsheets to provide insights on the business’s future needs and optimise demand planning and goods exportation. You’ll quickly absorb, synthesise, and analyse diverse information, challenging long-term assumptions to identify improvement opportunities and enhance our clients’ DIFOT (Delivery In Full, On Time).

To be successful in the position you will: 

  • Be highly analytical with modelling skills
  • Have 1-3 years of experience in a role with analytics in it
  • Have a relevant tertiary qualification in supply chain/ logistics/ economics or statistics
  • Have a strong appetite to learn
  • Have strong relationship-building capability 
  • Be a New Zealand resident or New Zealand Citizen

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 a 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 an annual bonus based on personal and company performance, subsidised health and life insurance, an option to work from home 1-2 times a week as well as flexible start and finish times, social club events and professional development opportunities.

Interested?
  
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

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  • Growing & game changing organisation
  • Dynamic and authentic culture with flexible work arrangements
  • Auckland CBD location

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Customer Service Representative

04 / 06 / 2024

  • Auckland
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Importer / Exporter / Transport / Logistics / Drivers

Description

About the company: 
 
A global freight forwarder with strong networks and who is well established in the New Zealand market. The position of Customer Service Representative has become available. Joining the Customer Service team there is a lot of opportunity to grow and develop your career within their business.
 
About the role: 
 
As a Customer Service Representative, you will be responsible for top-notch service and driving business growth. Working alongside the Sales and Operations team you will be responsible for managing a portfolio of clients, engaging directly with your clients to understand their sea freight and airfreight needs and guiding them through the freight forwarding process. Your role is crucial in building lasting relationships, providing timely updates on shipments, and resolving issues efficiently. Your focus is on client satisfaction and retention, making you a key player in the company’s success.
 
About you:
 
You will have a strong understanding of international freight forwarding with a minimum of 2 years experience within New Zealand, and comprehensive knowledge of sea freight/air freight, whether in import or export. You will have a proven ability to manage a portfolio of customers, maintaining and growing a strong relationship.

  • Tech savvy, particularly in MS Office, as some reporting tasks require Excel use.
  • The ability to manage time effectively, particularly when faced with tight deadlines.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both in writing and speaking.
  • The ability to problem-solve beyond conventional methods.


What’s in it for you?
   
 
You will join an energetic and motivated team who are focused on continuous improvement and who are always looking for growth. You will be given the support and tools to advance in your career.
 
In addition to salary there is work flexibility, full health insurance coverage and discounted gym membership along with regular team and company social events.    
 
For more information or to reach out for a confidential discussion, please contact Sarah Kennedy on 021 534 790 or sarahk@huntercampbell.co.nz

  • Hybrid working + Flexible start and finish times
  • Opportunity for career development and growth
  • Annual Remuneration + Bonus

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Operations Manager

31 / 05 / 2024

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

Description

The company
  
You will be joining a leading food group and one of key importance to New Zealand. With nationwide sites and operations, they provide products to both food service and consumers that play a key role in providing essential health and nutrition benefits to many New Zealanders.
  
The business is well-established and is on a journey of innovation to improve its operations, performance, systems, processes, and way of working. They have embraced innovation, invested heavily in automation (with plans to continue to do so), are adopting a culture of Lean and are committed to continuing to improve and lead the way as one of New Zealand’s leading food producers.
  
The business is looking for people who can make a difference as they consolidate their position as New Zealand’s market leader and embrace innovation and Continuous Improvement. If this excites you, this could be the leadership role that you have been looking for.
  
The opportunity – Operations Manager

You will join the business as Operations Manager of the business’s main South Island site, based within commuting distance of Dunedin. As such this is a prestigious leadership opportunity at a key site in the Group.
  
With a focus on people leadership and cultural and succession development, the pursuit of continuous improvement, and manufacturing excellence, this is a very attractive leadership opportunity.
  
As Operations Manager you will be responsible for leading the site, encompassing people management, packing engineering, commercial, quality, production, compliance, logistics and plant systems. Reporting to the National Business Manager and leading a capable and experienced team, you will take accountability for the overall performance of the site. Your main responsibilities will include, though not be limited to:
  

  • Provide proactive and strategically aligned leadership for safety and all employment values, culture, and sustainability.
  • Build the sites’ short and long-term plans in conjunction with the Leadership Team.
  • Lead the execution of improvements and BAU across all key dimensions of People, Quality, Production, and Engineering
  • Lead process improvement and attainment of excellence.
  • Driving efficiencies and a cost focus to achieve robust management KPI’s.
  • Drive commercial and operational performance; understanding profitability levers and risks within the business and making changes as necessary to achieve objectives.

  
What’s in it for you

This is a critical leadership role that requires proven operational leadership capability and strategic thinking in a larger-scale manufacturing context. You will be experienced in and passionate about both building performance-based cultures and manufacturing the highest quality food products.
  
You will also be responsible for leading a large processing team to achieve efficient and accurate delivery of quality products and great customer service. Ensuring health and safety standards are maintained and both financial and production targets are met is integral to the role.
  
If you are a dynamic individual who has the drive and motivation to succeed and is excited at the prospect of furthering your career, we look forward to hearing from you.

You will be rewarded with a remuneration package commensurate with your experience including a company vehicle.
  
If this opportunity is of interest, please submit your CV by following the link below. If you would like to find out more, please contact Wayne Fry on 021 656 502 or waynef@huntercampbell.co.nz for a confidential discussion

  • Lead a culture of safety and high performance
  • Contribute to business performance through exceptional operational leadership
  • Deliver operational plans and drive process excellence

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Customer Service Representative

30 / 05 / 2024

  • Wellington
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Freight Forwarding / Shipping / Transport / Logistics / Drivers

Description

About the company:
 
A leading global freight forwarder with extensive networks and a solid presence in the New Zealand market is seeking a Customer Service Representative. This role involves joining their Wellington based Customer Service team, with ample opportunities for growth and career development within the company.  
 
About the role: 
 
As a Customer Service Representative, you will deliver top-notch service and drive business growth. Collaborating with the Sales and Operations teams, you will be responsible for managing clients’ import/export orders, engaging directly with them to understand their needs, and guiding them throughout the freight forwarding process. Your role is essential in building lasting relationships, providing timely shipment updates, and efficiently resolving issues. With a focus on client satisfaction and retention, you will be a key player in the company’s success.
 
About you:
 
You will have a strong understanding of international freight forwarding with a minimum of 2 years experience within New Zealand, and comprehensive knowledge of sea freight and/or airfreight, whether in import or export. You will have a proven ability to manage a portfolio of customers, maintaining and growing a strong relationship.

  • Tech savvy, particularly in MS Office, as some reporting tasks require Excel use.
  • Having previous experience with CarogoWise is preferred but not essential.
  • The ability to manage time effectively, particularly when faced with tight deadlines.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both in writing and speaking.
  • The ability to problem-solve beyond conventional methods.

What’s in it for you?   
 
You will join an energetic and motivated team who are focused on continuous improvement and who are always looking for growth. You will be given the support and tools to advance in your career.
In addition to your salary, you will receive paid birthday leave, an annual bonus, and a flexible working structure with one day WFH.    
 
For more information or to reach out for a confidential discussion, please contact Sarah Kennedy on 021 534 790 or sarahk@huntercampbell.co.nz

  • Annual Remuneration + Bonus
  • Opportunity for career development and growth
  • Hybrid working + Flexible start and finish times

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Quality Manager

24 / 05 / 2024

  • Auckland
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Manufacturing / QA

Description

About the company

The business is New Zealand owned and has been in operation for 100+ years with a portfolio of well-established products, made up of both owned and imported brands. As they continue to grow they are looking for passionate, talented people who can help drive current and future success. People who innovate, lead, inspire and willing to roll up their sleeves to get things done. They set the bar high, and expect that their people do too. 

It is an exciting time to join a well-established, successful business in a key phase as they look to achieve operational excellence.

The opportunity

You will benefit from working with highly experienced and capable colleagues in a genuinely collaborative and team-based environment. The role will work across all 3 divisions – own brand, international brands and ingredients import/distribution.

Reporting directly to the COO you will lead the development of an internal quality function, implementation and maintenance of quality assurance and quality control.

Specifically, your responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee QA/QC both internally and with 3rd party manufacturers to drive continuous improvement.
  • Act as QA/QC champion across the business
  • Set and monitor KPI’s to improve the performance of quality across the business.
  • Management of relevant quality systems, processes and practices.  
  • Manage end-to-end quality control from raw materials through to finished product.
  • Act as a subject matter expert across the business – provide support, advice, and guidance to key stakeholders.

What’s in it for you

As an experienced Quality Manager with relevant tertiary qualifications you will have experience working in a food manufacturing environment. Your demonstrable communication and innovative problem-solving skills will ensure your success in this fast-paced role.

Driven, ambitious and passionate, you will be excited by the prospect of being able to create the quality function in a business that has an amazing, inclusive culture.

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 John Boyle on 021 73 75 76 or email johnb@huntercampbell.co.nz

  • Experience within food manufacturing/production.
  • Internal and External relationship building
  • Newly created role

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Planning and Procurement Lead

23 / 05 / 2024

  • Auckland
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Manufacturing / Planning

Description

The Role 

Are you a Supply Chain professional with experience across planning and purchasing/procurement? Are you ready for a new challenge? We have a great opportunity for an experienced Planner to step into a role with the potential for future leadership depending on your experience. 

The Company

The business is a growing NZ dairy manufacturing business, based in Hamilton, with a strong order book for domestic and international customers, including major supermarket chains 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. 

You 

As Planning Lead you will have responsibility for the operational and tactical planning function, ensuring that the day-to-day requirements and longer-term goals are achieved. You’ll be the lead that creates production forecasts, schedules, and places material orders to ensure that both customer and business targets are achieved. 

Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager and working closely with the operations teams you will ensure that customer orders are captured and efficiently converted into effective production plans and customer deliveries. It will be essential to ensure that the lines of communication between key external and internal stakeholders are clearly defined, closely monitoring and improving the production planning and forecasting process into an effective business solution. 

Responsibilities 

  • Utilise available planning systems to convert sales forecasts into achievable production and material plans and schedules that optimally balance customer service and operational cost efficiency. 
  • Manage risks within the plan and amend orders where possible/practical to achieve customer service and stock targets. 
  • Share forecasts with suppliers and work with them to resolve issues with materials availability. 
  • Champion ongoing communication with the operations teams to ensure an accurate exchange of information.
  • Propose and implement continuous improvements in own area. 
  • Maintain a state of perpetual audit-readiness for all audits (H&S, Technical, Customer, Accreditation Bodies, etc.) to ensure working practices are compliant at all times. 
  • Translate production plans into material requirements and convert them into supplier purchase orders. 
  • Key role in leading the S&OP process for the business. 

  • Experience working in a fast-paced food manufacturing environment. 
  • Worked with multiple ranges of SKUs; both short and long-lead time. 
  • Strong Attention to detail. 
  • Analytical thinking. 
  • Computer Literacy including experience of ERP systems and Excel – Intermediate to Advanced level.

For further information click apply or contact John Boyle on 021 73 75 76 or johnb@huntercampbell.co.nz

  • Lead planning role
  • Growing manufacturing business
  • Hands on with potential to grow into leadership

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