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Material Planner

NZ Defence Force
Job Category:
Transport & Logistics
Wellington - Upper Hutt
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do
Provision of Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Purchasing and Inventory Management functions in order to support the through life management of material to ensure the supportability of non-platform ground support equipment in the domestic and deployed environments within the NZDF.
You'll be responsible for:

  • Developing stock holding plans, recommending the purchase of material needed to sustain equipment fleets in terms of supplier, price and order quantities;
  • Managing inventory related functions to maintain the accuracy of stocked inventory;
  • Conducting procurement activities;
  • Managing the MRP list, and Residual Dues Out;
  • Raising purchase orders in accordance with current NZDF and NZ Government procedures, guidelines, and principles;
  • Trialling new SAP applications, testing SAP processes, advising on trial results, preparing draft-operating procedures and providing feedback to the Equipment Manager (EM).

 What we need

Your experience in a purchasing, MRP and/or inventory management environment, along with an appreciation of Integrated Logisitcs Support (ILS) and in-depth understanding of supply chain management. You'll be skilled and experienced with SAP (or other corporate ERP systems such as JDE or Oracle) and have strong analytical and numerical skills.
In order to be a competitive applicant you will also have:

  • An understanding of risk management;
  • Proven supply/product research skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Who we are

The Defence Equipment Management Organisation (DEMO) will provide a single point of accountability for the through-life management of specified equipment across the Land, Air and Maritime environments thereby ensuring that all equipment receives consistent strategic logistic support whilst in service in NZDF. This organisation will be accountable for the day to day delivery of through life Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) and management of equipment enabling NZDF to meet its business and operational objectives to the appropriate standards.

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand. As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.

Why Us
By joining our team you are making a great career decision.  A recent staff satisfaction survey highlighted why:

  • Be part of an effective team with freedom and flexibility to do my job;
  • Able to maintain a balance between my personal and working life;
  • Inspired to go the extra mile to help NZDF succeed.

Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF! 

How to Apply
To view the Position Description and to apply online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Niele Wallworth on 04 576 9803.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Sunday 22 September 2019.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Low level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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