procurement manager in Wellington

mike healy, randstad
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mike healy, randstad
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job description

Whittakers NZ - The makers of New Zealand’s Favourite Chocolate are looking for a new Procurement Manager in Wellington.

This role to begin with is a three month contract with possibility to be extended or made permanent. It is a crucial role in the organisation, managing the Procurement process and Supply Chain management.

The position involves:


  • Lead supplier selection, performance and development
  • Assess suppliers capabilities and qualifications
  • Undertake supplier audits in conjunction with the Quality team
  • Work with New Product Development (NPD) and Quality teams to ensure all suppliers and raw materials are fit for purpose and meet Whittaker’s requirements and budget
  • Source raw materials to meet product brief
  • Develop RFP’s / RFI’s,
  • Ensure Whittaker’s ethical, quality and sustainability requirements are met

Supply Chain

  • Analyze, plan and manage flow of materials to meet production schedules
  • Ensure materials requirement planning (MRP) is fully optimized and maintained
  • Develop demand planning and minimum order level requirements based on sales and production forecasts ensuring sufficient raw material and packaging coverage
  • Liaise with suppliers regarding order delivery dates and obtaining credits if required
  • Maintain a schedule of committed raw material contracts for input into the cash flow forecast
  • Manage quality deviations, non-compliance & insurance claims
  • Provide forecasts to all assigned suppliers
  • Communicate material or supply changes
  • Determine optimal inventory levels
  • Manage material life cycle
  • Identify and put in place action programs to drive supplier performance
  • Ensure supply chain security and contingency plans in place to cover material requirements


  • Build and maintain strong relationships with all key suppliers
  • Undertake price audits on all approved / new suppliers
  • Ensure raw materials and packaging material are trialed and full specification provided and recorded
  • Streamline supply of Raw materials and delivery timing with suppliers
  • Negotiate contracts and pricing agreements relating to the supply of all raw materials, packaging, and point of sale items
  • Assist the Finance Manager with verifying/explaining significant cost movements in Bill of Materials costs or analyzing significant stock take variances
  • Prove the weighted average cost of significant raw material items is calculated correctly
  • Proactively identify cost saving projects and assist in realizing savings
  • Manage Commodity forecasts and purchasing, analyzing forecasted consumption of individual stock components and future requirements

If you believe this position is of interest and your skills and experience match up well, please contact Mike Healy or Shuka Poludore now, or simply confidentially apply. 04 494 13 47/ 04 494 1328.

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.


Procurement, Supply Chain, Purchasing, ERP, CA,

educational requirements

Bachelor Degree