Purchasing Specialist

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 As part of the Nippon Paper Group, Opal is one of Australasia’s leading packaging and paper companies and we employ more than 4,500 team members across our operations. We manufacture goods that you see, touch and use every day and our customer base includes some of the biggest names in FMCG, Retail and Fresh Produce.  

We stand for innovation, smart solutions and sustainability and this is an exciting time to join us as we build our own unique culture fuelled by confidence, energy and passion.   


Discover the Opportunity – Purchasing Specialist

The Purchasing Specialist plays a key role in the successful operations of our WA region within Opal Packaging Plus. It exists to provide structured, timely & commercially sound sourcing and distribution of products that OPP requires. The role will be a key enabler of the business objective to grow and develop its capability.

You will contribute to the success of Opal by:

  • Manage to completion the full order cycle process for all local requirements incl, Purchase orders, Costing & receipting stock, Payments and Documentation.
  • Develop & maintain relationships with local suppliers and monitor performance.
  • Maintain supplier information incl. new vendors, price changes & delivery dates.
  • Handle customer service tasks as required particularly when requests are outside the standard customer service function.
  • New product/supplier inquires, including sourcing, pricing and samples.
  • Facilitate forecast & demand planning for branch requirement.
  • Resolve quality issues & DIFOT/supply issues.


Discover Yourself

We are able to offer a varied career journey with experiential learning gained from cross-functional and lateral moves. We embrace diversity in all its forms and we look for curious individuals who thrive in an environment of change. Specifically for this role, we expect you will have;

  • Formal qualifications or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience gained through work experience, in commerce/supply chain/ procurement/business is highly desirable.
  • Experience within procurement function, preferably in traded products sector
  • Experience in logistics (freight, warehousing, etc)
  • Sound commercial acumen, business astuteness and strong understanding of the business, its processes and the environment in which it operates.
  • Strong negotiation skills and success in implementation of outcomes


Discover moreby visiting our website at www.opalanz.com

For more information please contact Dean Jones on +614 91158351 or jump right in by sending us your CV.