Operational Buyer Job at Nestle – in Broadford VIC

Job Description

Joining Nestlé means you are joining the largest Food and Beverage Company in the world. At our very core, we are a human environment – passionate people driven by the purpose of enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future.

Position Snapshot

Location: Broadford, Victoria

Full Time, Permanent

1-2 years’ experience in a similar role

Position Summary

We have a very exciting opportunity for an Operations Buyer / Materials Planner to join our team at the Allen’s Broadford Factory.

This role ensures availability of materials to fulfil the requirements of the production plans within the agreed cost boundaries. The successful person will work within a dynamic environment, enjoy high visibility of the role, and overcome the challenges associated with managing the Confectionary portfolio.

A day in the life…

Reporting to the Logistics Manager, your role is to coordinate material for production and ensure supply by placing orders whilst ensuring the packing demands are being met.

You will work closely with the Factory Management and applications group as well as Master Production Scheduling Planner to achieve optimum results. Key Responsibilities include:

Overseeing and co-ordinating the purchasing of raw and packing materials to support the production plan

Communicate requirements through to vendors and provide accurate and timely vendor schedules to suppliers and maintain materials & delivery Non-Conformances.

Ensuring service level agreements are consistently met

Ensuring that our purchasing disciplines and policies are enforced

Respond to any shortfalls by sourcing from external suppliers as required

Ensure lowest possible cost is achieved through optimal lot sizes.

Managing supplier files, price records, maintain inventory policies and manage purchase requisitions to purchase orders.

Ensure reviews are conducted and all changes to documentation are promptly implemented.

Ensure compliance with regulatory authorities and the company’s SHE, Quality and Procedures and policies. Identify, control, and eliminate hazards.

Ensure high standards of housekeeping are maintained.

Actively support and participate in Safety, Health and Environment, Food Safety and Quality improvement activities and projects.

What will make you successful

Joining a collaborative team, you will be self-motivated, proactive and have a proven capacity to work effectively within a team environment.

You will have minimum 1-2 years’ operations experience in similar role ideally within the FMCG industry.

Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Commerce, Marketing, IT, or a related field is preferred.

Advanced SAP systems experience will be highly desirable.

Solution focused and pro-active attitude and high attention to detail.

Clear and effective communication skills are essential.

Experience in stakeholder management and interpersonal skills.

The right person must be proactive, thorough, and detailed, with a high level of relationship building.

You are a problem solver, proactive and strong in implementing sustainable solutions to address business needs and/or issues.

Applicants must have full Australian working rights


You will have the chance to work with an outstanding and highly engaged team, build and grow your career with an inclusive, global FMCG leader.

In addition, we offer:
Varied career experiences and personalised development support

Diversity and Inclusion initiatives and program

Discounted Nestlé products

Competitive remuneration package

Employee Assistance Program

Our Story

Nestlé enjoys a reputation as one of the world’s largest FMCG companies and a leader in nutrition, health and wellness. Our inclusive and high-performance culture is a testament to the great training, development, rewards and recognition we extend to every member of our 5000-strong Oceania workforce.

You can realise your full potential at Nestlé, working among the leading teams in nutrition, health and wellness. As part of a global network, you can use your skills to influence others and make a positive impact where you own a piece of the action.

At Nestlé, you will work in a supportive environment where your ideas and points of view will be championed by a collaborative team. Together, we will drive the strength of our brands, the quality of our products, and the future of our business.

At Nestlé, you can make a difference to millions of lives, every single day. As a large, global company that’s driven by purpose, you and your team can add your piece of legacy of creating a better, healthier future.

In return you will have the chance to work with an outstanding team, and build and grow your career with an inclusive, global FMCG leader.

Nestlé Oceania supports a culture of diversity and inclusion in all that we do. Take a look at Careers at Nestlé Australia | Nestlé Australia (nestle.com.au) to see some of the ways we live and practice this every day in our workplace.

For more information please visit our website Nestlé Australia Home | Nestlé Australia (nestle.com.au) or Our LinkedIn page http://www.linkedin.com/company/nestle-s-a-

Apply today!

COVID-19 vaccination may be required to perform this role, based on the Public Health Orders applicable in some States and Territories and/or conditions of premises entry set by our customers. You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination or medical exemption as part of our recruitment process.

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