Freshco Procurement, Inventory & Planning Co-ordinator

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Location 76 Rangitane Road, Hastings, New Zealand
Date Posted 12/01/2022
Category Apples and Pears
Job Type Need Staff Now
Number of Roles Available 1
Start Date 2022/01/17
End Date 2022/08/26
Starting Rate $25


An exciting, brand-new role has become available for the 2022 packhouse season at Freshco Hawkes Bay!  This role is available to start now.

Freshco has grown both in New Zealand and internationally and is at an exciting phase with plans for major volume expansion in orcharding and post-harvest. Come and join an awesome team and develop your skills within a newly refurbished packhouse.

We are on the hunt for a highly motivated and experienced individual to be our Freshco Procurement, Inventory & Planning Co-ordinator. This is a rewarding role that provides excellent learning and growth opportunities along with a great team environment and a competitive payrate.

Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Manage all packaging and consumable products SOH and purchases for the Whakatu operations.
  • Ensure that an accurate end of month stocktake is undertaken each month for consumables and packaging items
  • Regularly communicate with suppliers to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship
  • Ensure packaging inventory is correctly setup and administered in SNAP packing.
  • Ensure Packing plans are setup correctly setup in SNAP packing.
  • In conjunction with the Assistant PH Manager schedule bins to achieve the packing plans provided by Exporters
  • Help to manage desired stock levels against production plans set by exporters.
  • To have an ongoing focus on continuous improvement and efficiency through the effective use of people, systems, and processes.


As the successful candidate, you will possess:

  • Proven people skills in leadership and direction of a team.
  • Good knowledge of supply chain requirements for products.
  • Ability to self-start, able to deliver on key accountabilities.
  • A reliable, dependable & punctual skillset
  • Safety & Hygiene focus
  • Good attention to detail
  • Solutions focused; service orientated with a sense of urgency.
  • Be engaging and lead by example.
  • Problem solver skillset with an analytical mind and a pro-active approach
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to develop professional relationships with key stakeholders
  • Good knowledge around inventory and inventory movements, including the impact of purchase orders, sales orders, return authorities and transfer options on inventory management
  • Proficient in spreadsheets and other MS Office suite apps
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