Purchasing Advisor

Utilise your initiative in this engineering focused purchasing role
Provide efficiencies across the process
Great rate of pay with flexible working hours

Work for a global company who have a strong pipeline of work that can offer long term security and an interesting role

Verve Partners are working with a leading provider of innovative solutions for motion control and power transmission. This organisation are committed to delivering excellence in everything they do, from providing top-quality products to ensuring exceptional customer service. As they continue to grow, they are seeking a talented individual to join their team as a Purchasing Advisor.

The Purchasing Advisor plays a vital role in driving excellent business outcomes through optimised purchasing activities. This position is responsible for supporting the procurement process, ensuring timely delivery of materials, and maintaining cost efficiency while upholding quality standards. The successful candidate will possess strong communication skills to support project, sales and purchasing departments effectively.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage quotations and negotiate with suppliers to achieve the best commercial outcomes.
  • Select the most suitable suppliers and place orders in alignment with cost, quality, and delivery requirements.
  • Oversee the entire lifecycle of purchase orders, from placement to delivery, ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
  • Expedite purchase orders and monitor supplier performance to meet project deadlines.
  • Provide exceptional customer service and troubleshoot issues for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Input purchase order information into our ERP system and manage orders through Microsoft365 applications.
  • Coordinate domestic and international orders with delivery partners, tracking shipments to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Review purchase order confirmations for accuracy and compliance with engineering specifications.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to coordinate order and logistics information for project deliveries.
  • Support warehouse operations and contribute to inventory management processes.
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives to enhance purchasing processes and efficiency.

Requirements:

  • Strong customer focus and proactive approach to delivering outstanding support.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in fast-paced, cross-functional teams.
  • Resilience and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Excellent time management and multitasking skills.
  • Proficient communication skills with diverse stakeholders.
  • Attention to detail with proficient written and verbal communication.
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with ERP systems (e.g., SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics).
  • CIPS or APICS Certification (Desirable).
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role within the industry.

Benefits:

  • Great opportunity to work with an organisation who are hungry for efficiencies and improvement 
  • Highly experienced manager who promotes a positive culture 
  • Global leader in their field who offer outstanding career stability 

Submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience to lotte@vervepartners.com.au or call Lotte on 0455 052 100 to discuss the role in more detail.
Verve Partners is an energetic team of specialist consultants reimagining recruitment Australia-wide. With over 170 years of combined experience, we’ve found the sweet spot in talent search – and want to share it. By scouting smart, digging deep and embracing diversity, we grow vibrant careers, cultures and communities. We currently have offices in the lifestyle cities of Newcastle and Wollongong.
  
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