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Our PlaceMakers Invercargill branch has an opportunity for a brand-new exciting role of Inventory Controller. Working Monday to Friday, you will be responsible for the management of stock control and purchasing of inventory for the branch, which also extends to the review/management of products and building relationships with external and internal suppliers regarding inventory standards & procedures. 

The Role:
  • Dealing primarily with our building suppliers and trade customer base, your key responsibilities will include:
  • Managing stock purchasing to ensure our shelves are fully replenished at all time 
  • Monitoring and driving cycle counts to ensure the accuracy of our inventory
  • Investigating any stock discrepancies and resolving items out of stock promptly
  • Assisting within the yard and showroom, providing product advice when required
  • Reviewing/matching invoices and investigating any discrepancies
  • Processing and following up supplier credits
  • Managing provisional stock and supplier returns
  • General administration support as required

About You:
Ideally you will have previous inventory experience or have a real passion and interest to learn, you are committed to success and keen to expand your capability within a leading brand. You will also be a solid all-rounder who takes great pride in your work and can multi-task like no other, while working to deadlines and remaining calm under pressure.

Your energetic, outgoing nature and eye for detail will help you to ensure that our customers are receiving prompt, efficient service and sound advice while keeping safety at the forefront.

In addition to this, you can also demonstrate the following –
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Sound computer/Excel skills
  • Professional communication skills 
  • Knowledge of the building industry and ACE software would be an advantage but is not essential, as what matters more is your positive attitude and willingness to learn.
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Office (particularly Word & Excel) and ability to pick up new computer software
  • Practical experience in purchasing is ideal
  • Ability to work autonomously and enjoy being part of a cohesive and successful team
  • Good knowledge of administration and accounting processes

What we offer:
You will be part of a thriving and well-respected organisation as a key member of the business enabling you to add real value and create impact. In return, you will be offered a competitive hourly rate, an exciting benefits package which includes staff buying privileges, employee education fund and discounts on health insurance, all whilst being a part of a great team with a supportive and inclusive culture. This is an exciting time to join our journey as we grow our people and business, you will be joining a well- respected company that will invest in your career. 

Please note - A pre-employment medical, including a drug test is required as well as the legal right to work in NZ indefinitely. 

We are proud of the incredible diversity of people who make up our business! As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strive to create an inclusive environment for all our employees across our national network of branches throughout New Zealand.