Banner Default Image

Purchasing/ERP (5 months +)

Back to jobs

Purchasing/ERP (5 months +)

Posted 12 February 2024
What is in it for youSupply chain + Health
Job type Temporary
SectorCorporate Services

Job description

  • Supply chain/Purchasing exper/quals?
  • Be a 'Purchasing Specialist', within SAP team environ
  • City fringe, near South Western m-way, parking, 8:30am - 5pm

Our client delivers healthcare supply chain solutions by using the best technology, systems and people, allowing those at the frontline to focus on delivering healthcare. The company holds more than $23M of inventory, employs over 130 staff and has a catalogue of thousands of medical and pharmaceutical consumables.

Based at the Auckland Head Office, you will be a highly valued team member in the Purchasing Dept, ie as one of four specialist purchasing administrators all referred to as 'Purchasing Specialists' reporting to the Purchasing Manager


After an extensive handover, you will be working in a team environment with your own set of medical products and medical suppliers to look after with multiple SKUs that will require you to:

  • Generate purchase orders on vendors in line with purchasing schedules
  • Review requisitions, checking for demand discrepancies
  • Where suppliers are known to acknowledge receipt of orders ensure these are received
  • Upon receipt of back order communication from supplier, ensure ETA information is entered into SAP
  • Analyse the impact on stock of any revised back order ETA and notify the appropriate Product Manager and Customer Services accordingly
  • Ensure ETA's for out of stock materials are up to date
  • Review and action Daily Outstanding Purchase Order Report
  • Create purchase orders as appropriate
  • Advise Inward Goods of priorities in receipting related to demands for immediate release to despatch critical/urgent items.
  • Review delivery discrepancies and advise Inwards Goods of action to be taken
  • Ensure all unit of measure changes or code changes notified by the supplier are referred to the appropriate Product Manager for correction.
  • Regular review and update of product demand against forecast
  • Resolving internal and external queries
  • Expediting purchase orders and review reports for ordering anomalies


  • You will enjoy paying attention to detail and have an interest in the supply chain function - with all-round numeracy, purchasing administration and computer skills (SAP is used, but as long as you have used something similar and enjoy using spreadsheets too)
  • A team player, you will be naturally inquisitive and aware that all you do has a flow-on effect in the system. Email is the most common form of communication
  • Able to meet challenges eg customer expectations re ETA's, and suppliers inability at times to provide them in a timely manner


  • Start from early March, a role where you will be providing assistance to and receive a fantastic handover by working closely with a team member who will then be taking a full three months paternity leave from May 1st, after which you will take over the role solely in their absence - a busy role that is relatively involved, ie a higher level than Purchasing Administrator


  • Join very stable and long serving workforce (eg up to 30 years) and training within the role on their methods
  • Start early March, initially a Temp assignment for 5 months but with possible future opportunities
  • Free onsite parking
  • 8:30 to 5pm (not flexible due to these being the clients/suppliers hours of business too)

Interested? Please don't delay, apply now! - send your CV to Sue Brash by clicking Apply, ph 09 366 9977 or 022 6188011