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Purchasing Manager

Job description

Do you have previous experience kicking goals in a purchasing role and are looking for the next juicy step in your career with a business that is growing? If so, this could be the ideal tree change role for you.

Gundagai Meat Processors (GMP) is a progressive meat processing business owned and operated by the Barton family in Gundagai, NSW. The plant is conveniently located halfway between Sydney and Melbourne on the Hume Highway in the beautiful foothills of the Snowy Mountains which is a prime lamb growing region.

GMP has long been committed to the region and its people, innovation, and the meat processing industry. Following the completion of a major expansion project to increase plant capacity, the Company is growing and its an exciting time to join the GMP Team.

Our Finance Team have a fantastic opportunity for a friendly and dynamic person with previous purchasing experience to join the Team. Reporting to the CFO, the Purchasing Manager is a pivotal role in the business responsible for overseeing all aspects of purchasing for the site. You will work across the business to provide a seamless service while taking the opportunity to continuously improve supply, product quality and pricing.

Some of the duties will include:

  • Lead, manage and develop the purchasing team.

  • Purchase all materials, equipment, parts and consumables to meet production schedules, manufacturing specifications, and quality standards.

  • Maintain accurate inventory levels to ensure sufficient stock based on production forecasts while minimising excess inventory.

  • Build and maintain relationships with suppliers, review and negotiate pricing, and source alternative suppliers as required.

  • Maintain supplier database, purchase records and related documentation.

What you need to be successful:

  • Demonstrated experience in purchasing or supply chain management in a manufacturing environment.

  • Proven experience managing end-to-end supply chain operations and stakeholder management.

  • Strong negotiation skills and commercial acumen.

  • Proficiency in MS Office with advanced Excel skills, prioritising tasks, meeting deadlines, and attention to detail.

  • Positive attitude, proactive nature, problem-solving skills, continuous improvement mindset, and ability to work independently and in a team.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a pre-placement medical and successfully pass a drug screening.

GMP has a COVID Management and Response Policy in place and safety practices in place across the business to create a safe work environment.

GMP is an equal opportunity employer and supports a multicultural diverse work environment.

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?

  • Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?

  • How many years' experience do you have as a Purchasing Manager?

  • Do you have experience with inventory management?

  • Do you have experience using MYOB?

If you have what it takes to be success, we want to hear from you. To apply, please click on the "Apply Now" link and submit a cover letter and your resume.