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Purchasing & Expediting Officer – Part Time - WA

Purchasing Officers
Permanent Part Time
587 days ago
  • Join an iconic Wesfarmers business, leaders in industrial & safety supplies
  • Excellent employee benefits with ongoing training & career development
  • Part-time role (1 day per week), location open to any of our WA offices

We have an exciting opportunity for a Purchasing and Expediting Officer to join our team one day per week (Wednesdays), providing outstanding service to our customers!




Blackwoods is Australia’s leading supplier of industrial and safety supplies. For over 140 years, we have supported businesses big and small with our range of over 300,000 products from the world’s best brands. From the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the railway and your local mechanic, we supply what our customers need when they need it, along with unparalleled expertise and service from our passionate team.

With a national footprint of over 50 branches and 6 Distribution Centres, our people are at the heart of everything we do. Being a part of the Wesfarmers group, also means that we have endless opportunities to make a difference, so join us, and let’s help more people build a better Australia.




We are looking for dynamic Purchasing and Expediting Officer to join our team to provide an exceptional level of service to our customers. This role can be conveniently based out of any of our Western Australia locations, and you’ll be working one day per week (Wednesdays).

Your key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Generate urgent purchase orders for our customers to ensure that we meet customer expectations
  • Expediting and receipting of drop shipment purchase orders within set SLA
  • Engage with vendors to ensure best performance (ie. DIFOT and overdue PO) by having a proactive approach in fixing issues at the root cause and initiate the fix on a national level
  • Review and execute replenishment plans to meet projected forecast requirements and committed customer orders
  • Build, review and approve supplier purchase orders, considering freight optimisation opportunities
  • Review and approve transfer orders and inventory balancing opportunities between branches and DCs
  • Liaising with suppliers and internal customers to manage order tracking, expedition and cancellation
  • Address email purchase order update queries within agreed SLA
  • Communicate with vendors representing Blackwoods to ensure despatch dates are realistic
  • Review and assisting in resolving NLA and MOQ/MOV issues
  • Review overdue purchase orders and work towards reducing backlog

To be successful, you will have:

  • Collaborative skills in resolving understocked and overstocked inventory positions
  • Knowledge of key inventory performance metrics (e.g. Inventory turns)
  • Experience with DRP / MRP functionality and a background in forecasting, requirement determination and procurement advantageous
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical abilities
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs including Excel – including formula functionality




A career with Blackwoods will offer you rewarding experiences and opportunities for growth and development. We have a diverse, inclusive, and safe workplace where our team members care about each other and enjoy building meaningful connections.

To ensure our employees feel valued, supported, and celebrated, we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • A range of diversity and well-being initiatives
  • Ability to purchase up to 4 weeks additional annual leave
  • Team events, celebrations and development opportunities
  • Team member discounts on Wesfarmers products
  • Discounted offers from over 300 corporate partners
  • Onsite parking and novated leasing options
  • Generous Wesfarmers annual share plans
  • Attractive parental leave policy and more




If you meet most of the criteria listed above and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please send your application today. We will be contacting suitable candidates as we receive them.



As part of our recruitment process and commitment to safety, you may be required to undertake background checks (which may include a police check, a pre-employment medical assessment; and/or drug & alcohol testing) as part of your application process.



Blackwoods also promotes diversity and inclusion across our workplaces and encourages applications from all backgrounds, including people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, the LGBTI+ community and people with disabilities.

Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $0
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $0
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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