Purchasing and Expediting Officer



Job Location: Brisbane Western Suburbs & Ipswich
Employer: Blackwoods
Full time

  • Join an industry leader in industrial supplies 
  • Great career development opportunity 
  • Great team environment + Outstanding employee benefits
  • Carole Park location + Flexible Work Opportunities

Due to exciting growth in the business, we are looking for dynamic Purchasing and Expediting Officer to join our team based in Carole Park to provide an exceptional level of service to all customers.

Your key responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Contribute to the execution of the Blackwoods supply chain strategy across the branches and DC network
  • Review and execute replenishment plans to meet requirements and committed customer orders
  • Assist with demand planning, identifying opportunities to improve and forward forecast review
  • Liaising with suppliers and internal customers to manage order tracking, expedition and cancellation
  • Communicate with vendors representing Blackwoods to ensure despatch dates are realistic
  • Review overdue purchase orders and work towards reducing backlog

What you will need to succeed:

  • Collaborative skills in resolving understocked and overstocked inventory positions
  • Knowledge of key inventory performance metrics (e.g. Inventory turns)
  • Experience with DRP / MRP functionality and a background in forecasting, requirement determination and procurement advantageous
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical abilities
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs including Excel – including formula functionality

What’s on offer:

  • Job security with a proud Australian company
  • Join an inclusive and diverse workforce
  • Supportive parental leave policy
  • Fantastic flex work opportunities
  • Up to 4-week Purchase leave option
  • Competitive salary package
  • The opportunity to participate in the Wesfarmers Share Plan
  • Novated lease opportunity
  • Team member discounts on company products
  • Access to discounted offers from over 300 corporate partners
  • Ongoing career development and training
  • Employee recognition programs
  • Work in a fun and supportive team

As part of the Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety group, Blackwoods is Australia’s leading supplier of industrial and safety products with over 140 years’ experience delivering end-to-end specialist solutions across a multitude of industry segments. With a national footprint of over 70 branches and six Distribution Centres, we leverage global sourcing capabilities and strategic partnerships with world-class brands and suppliers to source the best products at the most competitive prices. We believe in providing outstanding service to our customers through our passionate teams, on time delivery and quality products. 

This is an excellent opportunity for highly motivated individuals with the experience and aspiration to work in an industry-leading and dynamic environment. Comprehensive training to candidates who are eager to learn and are keen to develop a career!

Are you ready to start your career with an Industry leader? APPLY NOW!

Blackwoods promotes and adheres to the policies and practices of diversity and encourages applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities, and cultures – including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQIA+ community and people living with disability.

Agencies will only be engaged if required. Please do not contact or send candidates to us unless requested to by the Talent Acquisition Team.

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