Purchasing Officer

Full time NSW

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We're Hiring: Purchasing Officer - Full Time


About Us

We produce original Australian furniture, selling mainly to interior designers and architects in Australia and Internationally. We continue to expand into both local and international markets and this exciting growth means we need to grow our team in our Alexandria and Yennora locations.


Our Team

We pride ourselves on providing our clients with premium designs and friendly, helpful service. To produce great work, you need a great team who love what they do, enjoy working together, motivate each other and are always striving for new challenges and improvements. This is our team… and hopefully you too!


About The Role


The main purpose of this role is to assist the production team with the purchase of furniture and componentry to ensure the smooth delivery of products on time and without issue. We work with a mix of high-quality suppliers based in Australia and overseas. Being part of a small growing business, you will be encouraged to suggest improvements and implement changes. We value input from all team members and enjoy working together to achieve our goals.

Location: Alexandria, Sydney NSW

$70,000 - $89,999 Full time


Tasks to include:

  • Scheduling and sending purchase orders

  • Following up and tracking purchase orders

  • Reporting any delays to team

  • Working with the production to forecast demand

  • Maximise the efficiency of stock ordering

  • Coordinate payments to suppliers with assistance from bookkeepers

  • Negotiating payment terms and ensuring accounts payable is up to date

  • Maintain SKUS and BOMS with the assistance of the supply chain manager.

  • Relaying any drawings from design team to suppliers

  • Contacting suppliers for custom pricing.

  • Negotiating with suppliers to expedite orders.

  • Reporting on supplier performance and expenditure

  • Negotiate faults and warranty replacements or credits

  • Organising delivery of local purchases (inbound)

  • Ensuring pricing is up to date in the system.

  • Cross-check any take-offs or updates to orders.

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Application Process


Please Email careers@designbythem.com with the following:

  • • Subject Purchasing Officer

  • • Attention to Nicholas Karlovasitis

  • • A Cover Letter expressing why you would be the best fit for our role and how you meet our listed criteria

  • • Your Resume with telephone contact details

  • • Earliest start date if applicable

Applications close - 30th of December or earlier if the applicant is selected prior.Interviews will be organised upon successful application.

Confidentiality is assured with all applications. Please note, only successful candidates will be contacted.

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