Purchasing Manager

Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
Contact: Christine Armadass

About the Company

Our client is a food distribution business based in the South Eastern suburbs. Despite the impacts of Covid, the business continues to thrive and all employees are working full time servicing their loyal customer base within the food sector.

About the Role

Reporting into the General Manager, the Purchasing Manager will be responsible for leading a small team of buyers responsible for the purchasing of finished goods to ensure the most cost effective and adequate supply of product to their customers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategic management of key suppliers
  • Management of a small team of buyers who are responsible for purchasing of finished goods from local and overseas vendors and managing supplier relationships across your supplier base.
  • Stock management - Monitoring and replenishing stock-levels across your product portfolio in accordance with company guidelines.
  • Identify process improvements and support broader cost saving initiatives.

Skills & Experience

  • Previous experience in supplier management of finished goods within the food industry
  • Previous experience in purchasing finished goods - ideally food or ingredients
  • ERP systems experience - Pronto being advantageous
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

How to Apply

Click on the Apply button or contact Christine Armadass on 03 8613 3513 for a confidential discussion regarding the role.