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Purchasing Administration Supervisor

  • Excellent Remuneration Package
  • High Profile Successful Retailer
  • Career Growth Opportunities Available

About the Employer
Our client is a successful publicly listed Australian Retailer who has been in operation for over 50 years.  They have a reputation for excellence and pride themselves on providing their customers with a high-quality product which is backed by outstanding customer service.  As a result of this, they have grown to having over 50 showrooms and distribution centres throughout Australia and NZ, with more growth plans underway.

About the Role:
Due to continued growth, they are now seeking an experienced Purchasing Supervisor, who will take responsibility for managing a Purchasing Team of up to 6 reports and ensuring complete control of inventory, stock forecasting, production scheduling and tracking and delivery of shipments of up to 100 containers a week.  This is a very busy, challenging and “hands-on” role in the business, so it is essential you have extensive experience in Purchasing, preferably within a furniture, hospitality or retail purchasing environment and ideally a minimum of 5 years experience in managing a small team. 

  • Job stability and career development opportunities 
  • Opportunity to work with a “Household Name”
  • On-site parking and close to public transport


  • Manage Purchasing Team of up to 6 reports
  • Ensure purchase orders are placed accurately and in a timely manner
  • Purchase order follow-up and Vendor Management
  • Monitor team productivity
  • Ensure forecasting for product replenishment and execution is completed monthly
  • Ensure Retail Pricing of products are accurate in their internal system
  • Engage with suppliers in respect of lead times and production schedules
  • Track orders and ensure timely delivery
  • Other ad hoc administration tasks as required

Skills and Experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ in a Purchasing/Procurement role
  • A minimum 5 years’ experience in supervising small teams, preferable
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to process a high volume of purchase orders
  • A high level of administrative skills with high attention to detail
  • Impeccable communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Ability and experience in problem solving in difficult situations
  • Ability to prioritise and effectively delegate work
  • High attention to detail
  • Excellent leadership skills, with the ability to build rapport with internal and external stakeholders

Please note only candidates that meet our client’s selection criteria will be contacted.

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