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Purchasing, Procurement & Inventory Manager

Organisation : State Schools' Relief

Location : Melbourne (Dandenong South)

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Other

Sector : Community Support Services

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $95,000

Application closing date : 10 Jul, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : State Schools' Relief

State Schools' Relief is a unique not-for-profit organisation that supports the needs of Victorian state school students via the provision of brand new school uniforms, footwear, glasses and other essential educational resources. Our simple and practical service ensures that students can attend school in warmth and comfort with a greater sense of belonging and increased self-esteem, which in turn enhances their educational prospects.

About the role

Reporting to the CEO, the Purchasing, Procurement & Inventory Manager will be responsible for inventory planning and forecasting and will liaise with relevant stakeholders to ensure best practice and accuracy. You will also liaise with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, working as part of a close-knit team to ensure that State Schools’ Relief is operating efficiently and meeting strategic objectives.


More specifically the role will be responsible for:

  • Develop, streamline and improve the supply function within the business. Lead the team to receive and deliver stock efficiently and effectively on a daily basis
  • Accountability for delivery of stock KPIs
  • Manage stock file integrity to ensure availability of stock and minimise loss
  • Inventory optimisation
  • Monitor and take action to eliminate risk of slow-moving stock
  • Drive standard operating procedures to ensure effective supply chain & logistics activities


Who are we looking for?

To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate:

  • Strong understanding of order processing functions
  • Proven experience in implementing process improvement and change management
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to liaise with a variety of stakeholders
  • Forecasting experience to ensure adequate stock levels are held 
  • Develop, streamline and improve supply function within the business
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Business Central for stock management and reporting requirements 


What you can expect in the role.

This 12-month maternity leave position, offers a very attractive market salary, plus superannuation and generous salary packaging, as well as the opportunity to work as part of a close-knit team. 


Additional information.

State Schools’ Relief is an equal opportunity employer, to be eligible to apply, you must have Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency status. State Schools’ Relief is also committed to building a culture that values diversity and promotes a workplace that welcomes and includes the unique contributions of all people.  We encourage applications from individuals of all ages, backgrounds and identities.


COVID-19 Vaccination Information.

It is a condition of employment that all State Schools’ Relief employees declare their COVID-19 vaccination status. The successful candidate will be required to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to commencing employment. This includes providing a copy of a valid vaccination certificate. All staff of State Schools’ Relief are required to have COVID-19 vaccinations in line with vaccination directions issued by the Chief Health Officer and the Victorian state government. 


Please note:

Applications close at 11.00pm on Sunday 10th July 2022.

How to apply

Please upload your cover letter via the "Apply now" button, which must address the Skills and Experience Required listed in the position description, along with a copy of your resume.


Please quote in application: Purchasing, Procurement & Inventory Manager via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Other
Sector: #Community_Support_Services


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