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Purchasing Officer (Base Rate)

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Purchasing Officer

About the Role

Our Client is looking for an experienced Purchaser for an immediate start. This role will be a 3 to 4 month assignment with potential for ongoing in Cairns, far North Queensland.

Duties and Responsibilities - Training Provided

  • Conduct purchasing activities in compliance with company policy and procedures including but not limited to Finance and Quality and Systems.

  • Responsible for the end to end purchasing function, including processing, expediting of purchase orders, ensuring prompt and accurate delivery of items.

  • Manage expectations and ensure all stakeholders are kept informed.

  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders, ensuring expectations.

  • Assess and maintain sufficient quantities of inventory to meet customer requirements balanced with minimising financial impact the business.

  • Respond immediately to AOG and URGENT customer requirements to ensure prompt and accurate delivery of items and quotes.

  • Maintain a number of alternative best price and best delivery sources for all products within your area of responsibility.

  • Maintain current and accurate applicability, part number, alternativity, price, leadtime, buyer's instructions, purchase order delivery.

  • Maintainan open line of communication between suppliers and internal customers to ensure awareness of situations concerning item quality, price and availability.

  • Maintain a register of quarantine stock items to ensure that stock is current and in-process

  • Liaise with Internal Sales and Customer Service communicating materials pricing, lead-times and anticipated arrival details.

    • Material delays and difficulties are communicated to relevant supervisors or managers for corrective actions.

    • Liaise with suppliers directly concerning special freighting and delivery requirements.

    • Liaise with Freight forwarders and customs agents concerning inbound deliveries, customs clearance and duty.

    • Liaise with new vendors and alternative suppliers to source items, according to customer's requirements, securing competitive pricing whilst maintaining complaint policy and procedure

  • Reconcile goods receipt and invoicing discrepancies.

  • Credit Card Reconciliation Administration and reporting.

  • Negotiate with new or existing suppliers to source aircraft parts and equipment which best meets the specific requirements of the customer.

  • Approve import freight, duty and customs invoices

  • Arrange for New Parts to be returned to vendors for credit or replacement where applicable when returned from customers

  • Ensure that reconciliation goods receipt and invoice discrepancies are performed quickly and accurately

  • Provide back-up support for the Warranty and Exchange Officer as required

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 2 years Experience as a Purchaser

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills and decision-making skills

  • Strong verbal and listening communications skills

  • Time management skills

  • Honest and trustworthy, respectful with sound work ethics

  • Strong verbal communication and business writing skills

  • Great attention to detail, constructive sense of urgency, and customer-focused attitude.


At WorkPac, we recognise we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.

Job title: Purchasing Officer (Base Rate)
Contract type: Temporary
Location: Northern QLD - Greater Cairns & Far North, Northern QLD
Industry: Office Manager Administration
Job expiry: 2021-04-11
Reference: Q.INDJ2021148036

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