Inventory Controller (AC5134)

Job Description:

Our client is a leading wholesale distributor for their automotive range of products, with 7 distribution centres and 2 manufacturing sites situated around Australia. Due to recent growth, they are seeking to appoint an experienced Inventory Controller to their purchasing team.

Based at their South side Head Office / Distribution Centre and reporting to the National Procurement Manager, the Inventory Controller will have responsibility in optimizing stock across all warehouses within the group and coordinating purchasing and product related activities.

Key tasks and responsibilities for this role will include but are not limited to:

  • Replenish stock from both local and international suppliers
  • Optimize inventory within the group
  • Identify areas for cost-savings and increased service levels and process improvement
  • Ensure 100% on-time delivery through pro-active engagement with suppliers
  • Report and develop plans for slow moving and obsolete stock
  • Work with Category Managers and internal stakeholders to ensure stock on shelf meets sales requirements
  • Identify cost saving opportunities through local and international sourcing
  • Collaborate with sales team on promotions, product updates and stock clearances

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following key attributes:

  • Highly analytical thinker with excellent attention to detail
  • Pro-active problem solver
  • Highly developed understanding of inventory management processes
  • Collaborative and team player
  • Promotes a continuous improvement culture
  • Self motivated and able to work autonomously
  • Calm under pressure
  • Excellent communicator with great customer service skills at all levels
  • Tertiary qualification / experience in procurement/purchasing/supply chain operations
  • Extensive experience in a similar role within a multi-site distribution environment
  • Knowledge of the automotive industry highly regarded
  • Demonstrated use of an ERP system, i.e. Pronto, SAP
  • High level Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook skills

The successful applicant will receive an attractive annual retainer, which will be discussed in relation to the level of experience you bring to the position. For further information please contact Chris Fowler on (07) 3359 4363 quoting Job Number AC5134. Resumes, inquiries and expressions of interest can be forwarded by email to