Inventory Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 13-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF1911030
  • Job Title: Inventory Manager
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What you will do 

The Inventory Manager is responsible to the Ammunition Supply Chain Manager for the strategic management and maintenance of NZDF ammunition inventory functions, to support directed levels of capability and sustain deployed forces. 

The principle output of the position is to optimise the delivery of quality, timely and cost effective ammunition in order to sustain the NZDF. To produce inventory management and inventory budget reports and to engage with units across the NZDF to influence behaviours and attitudes to improve the efficient acquisition, storage and disposal of munitions.

What we need

We are looking for an inventory specialist who will bring essential and extensive experience in inventory management, SAP, MRP, material master data and purchasing. You will live on SAP in this role so your ability to work with the system, analyse and provide accurate data must be exceptional. 

Other components of the role are dealing with queries around current supply levels, providing advice and information to assist Navy, Army and Airforce sub-organisations perform ammunition inventory functions, managing the NZDF inventory budget functions, controlling the acquisition of ammunition which can include the establishment of standing offer contracts, open competitive tenders, sole source tender and foreign military sales.

You will have strong financial management skills and a good understanding of accounting and corporate finance which compliments your strong knowledge of current inventory management and supply chain business practices. In depth understanding of materiel management including provisioning and procurement systems and proven research skills with an ability to critically analyse information and make effective recommendations are essential.

There is a big focus on relationship management within this role not only with your three direct reports but also being able to develop effective networks with key stakeholders, customers and external agencies.

A knowledge of military integrated logistics support concepts and practises would be advantageous.

Who we are

Defence Munitions Management Group (DMMG) is responsible for:

  • The delivery of all depot level logistic functions associated with the safe procurement, introduction into service, inventory management, storage, maintenance, distribution and disposal of all NZDF ammunition, explosives and associated non-explosive stores in order that the NZDF can train, fight and win;
  • Optimising the delivery of quality, timely and cost effective munitions to support NZDF’s capabilities, this includes: through life munitions management; compliance and governance; and technical advice;
  • Providing appropriate advice and technical guidance for single service munitions policies and procedures in respect of ammunition technical training.

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

NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.

In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:

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. 
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 Wednesday 27 November 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:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

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