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Inventory Support Supervisor - Devonport

NZ Defence Force
Job Category:
Project/Procurement/Risk Assurance
Auckland - Auckland
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Manage a dynamic team

  • Excellent career development opportunity

  • Champion change and continuous improvement

Great opportunity for a future focused individual to support the fleet of Royal New Zealand Navy through the provision of comprehensive logistic and inventory management functions and conduct of Material Resource Planning activities

What you will do

This is a varied and busy role which has five key components; Inventory management, material requirements planning (MRP), procurement support and advice, personnel management and reporting. Captured within all of these areas is the need to develop and maintain relationships with your vendors, customers and key stakeholders.

What we need

We are seeking a person who can bring significant experience from within inventory management and/or supply chain or warehousing/distribution management. This role will see you manage a team of seven inventory controllers; you are a collaborative and inclusive manager who leads by example and who recognises the need to mentor and provide professional development opportunities for your team. An Inventory Performance Analyst will work alongside you to achieve inventory optimisation on behalf of Defence Logistics Command.

Relationship management overarches the key functions of this role. The ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships is essential. In the Defence environment you will be interacting with both military and civilian personnel across the wider organisation. You will value the networks you create and be comfortable communicating and influencing at both the tactical and strategic level.

Proven experience within SAP Business Intelligence and SAP Material Management is highly desirable. It would also be a definite advantage if you have a military background with a good base of organisational knowledge however it's not essential. Lean/Six Sigma qualified or a like process improvement methodology qualification is mandatory and project management experience/qualification is desirable.

So what does good look? You will be comfortable working within a military environment, have strong people management skills, be collaborative in approach, see the positive in change, have a strategic mind-set, be analytical, a quick learner, proactive, flexible, intuitive and have a passion for the work you do!

Who we are

The Supply Chain Group is a sub Unit within Logistics Command (Maritime) that is responsible for controlling and supplying equipment and materials primarily to the Royal New Zealand Navy. The group provides a range of supply chain services, including transportation and freight forwarding, material preservation and packaging, warehousing, procurement, inventory management and material data control.
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

You will be one of three Head of Departments who form a collective picture and who support operations management within the supply chain.

This role will give you the opportunity to develop your career in a challenging and unique environment. You will be working with an inventory calculated at $60 million dollars and you will work across a large and complex environment. Working within the Defence environment is like no other and as a civilian you will have access to opportunities for your own professional and personal development. There are many careers streams within the NZDF.


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 use the links on this page. For further information, contact Stacy Craigieon 09 445 5704, quoting NZDF-1801017.  

Applications close on Sunday 28/01/2018 at 5pm.

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:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last ten years, OR

  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last ten 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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