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Purchasing Officer (Packaging) with 3 - 5 years exp in Pharma/FMCG/Food Manufacturing Industry

Seeking Purchasing Officer (Packaging)

  • South East Melbourne location
  • Permanent Role ideally suited to an individual who is degree qualified in Supply Chain (or related field) with 3-5 years experience as a purchasing officer in a pharmaceutical, -FMCG or food manufacturing environment that has had a focus on procuring packaging for the business and manages this category
  • Salary: $75,000 - $80,000 + Super + Bonus

Key Responsibilities

  • Procurement and sourcing of a dedicated buying portfolio in a cost effective, timely and professional manner
  • Purchase materials from approved suppliers to support the production plan, agreed stock targets and according to exact specifications (considering price, quality, service and compliance)
  • Plan and purchase using SAP
  • Monitor and report on supplier performance
  • Liaise with Quality Control department and suppliers to ensure quality, service, delivery and continuity of supply as well as participate in audits as required
  • Purchase to support production as needed and maintain appropriate stock levels
  • Work in compliance with a GMP environment
  • Maintain Master Data, purchasing information records, source lists for raw materials, non-printed packaging and consumables
  • Act as back-up for packaging specialist as necessary
  • Ensure all relevant SOP’s, Policies and Procedures are always adhered to
  • Communication in a cross functional working environment to achieve plans, goals and outcomes

Key Requirements

Ideally you will possess:

  • Tertiary Qualification in Supply Chain, Business or a Related Field
  • Experience in sourcing & purchasing packaging for the pharmaceutical, skincare, personal care, food, FMCG or related industry (3-5+ years’ experience working with local and international suppliers is highly regarded)
  • Knowledge of procurement principles
  • SAP experience or knowledge of a similar ERP system (preferably)
  • Strong administration and organisational ability
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, problem-solving ability, sense of urgency and high attention to detail
  • A natural relationship builder with a passion and competence for purchasing and achieving results for the company

Must possess:

  • Valid and unrestricted Australian Driver’s Licence
  • Full work rights in Australia (PR, NZ or AU Citizenship)


  • Salary: $75,000 - $80,000 + Super + bonus
  • Great Management, Team & Culture
  • Training development & career progression opportunities
  • South Eastern Suburbs location
  • Free onsite parking

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