Inventory & Shipping Coordinator


  • Tauranga based
  • Fast paced, energised environment
  • Stable, privately owned business in growth mode

The opportunity

This business is a locally owned importer and distributor of high quality products to the New Zealand retail and trade sectors. They have a reputation for being a specialist within their markets, representing well know brands including Rubbermaid, Sabco, Devon, Malloy (to name a few) as well as their own branded product. The business requires a proactive, enthusiastic, experienced Inventory & Shipping Coordinator to join their busy Operations team.

The role

The operation is fast paced and complex, with a large number of brands and products that are supplied to a network of customers throughout the country. 

As the successful applicant, you will be responsible for the integrity of the inventory within the ERP system and helping create demand through their forecasting model. You will also be responsible for managing the end to end shipping process for the company.

Key responsibilities will include: 

  • Ensure sourcing of stock items and inventory replenishment is on time.
  • To support and be fully engaged in order placement of stock items and inventory replenishment through the inventory demand process.
  • Work closely with Operations Manager to ensure forecast alignment.
  • Pro-actively manage and co-ordinate any stock risks and supply issues to ensure out of stocks or are minimized.
  • Reduce deleted and excess stock through best practice ordering and assist in reporting.
  • Manage end to end shipping process.
  • Help increase inventory accuracy, working closely with the operations team.

Skills and experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a procurement role within a complex organization.
  • The ability to effectively manage workload and priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong MS-Excel skills and exposure to analytics tools considered an advantage.
  • Experience with Supply Chain Management.
  • Experience with shipping lines, container imports and overseas payment processes.
  • Experience implementing processes to streamline procurement.
  • Experience with forecasting principals and processes.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Experience with cost analysis to propose new logistics changes in routing or carriers.
  • Experience working with international carriers, local trucking companies and logistics intermediaries.
  • Proactively dealing with day to day shipping issues.
  • Report on overseas order status of overseas imports.
  • Experience working with Inventory processes and procedures.

Apply now

Click on the link:  Inventory and Shipping Coordinator

Or contact Erica Cristal on +64 22 639 1837 for a confidential discussion.