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Purchasing Officer - Melbourne

🌱 Do you want to work in a sustainable industry that transforms our daily lives?  

Landis+Gyr is a leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions. We measure and analyse energy utilization to generate empowering analytics for smart grid and infrastructure management, enabling utilities and consumers to reduce energy consumption. Our innovative and proven portfolio of software, services and intelligent sensor technology is a key driver to decarbonize the grid. Having avoided more than 9 million tons of CO2 in 2021 and committed to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, Landis+Gyr manages energy better – since 1896.

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity and the chance to be our next climate hero? Then join us! As part of our community, you’ll enable and accelerate the energy transition. Leave your mark every day, following our mission to envisage a green future, because we are better together.


Key Purpose of Role:  


Accountable for the timely procurement of stock and non-stock goods and services used in the manufacturing and support operations of the business. The incumbent will establish and maintain sound business relationships with suppliers and ensure that the commercial and cultural interests of the company are pursued at all times.


We are actively looking to close the Purchasing Officer Position in Laverton North, Melbourne location:

An ideal canddiate must have : 

  1. Minimum 5 years experience in 
  2. Direct Purchasing / Raw Material Purchasing, 
  3. Strong experience in manufacturing domain, 
  4. Demand planning, 
  5. Procurement and Inventory Management . 
  6. Good in SAP.


Areas of Responsibility:

1. Supply Chain Management

Ensure that purchase orders are placed in a timely manner and with appropriate timeliness so that materials and services are available for use in the manufacturing.
Liaise with other staff to ensure that all information relevant to purchasing activities is appropriately disseminated.
Liaise with production planners to maximise production opportunity to respond to external demand.
Provide advice to staff to ensure that the purchasing process is carried out in the most effective and efficient manner.
Balance airfreight to sea freight with the objective of rationalising cost and service.


2. Inventory Management - Manage inventory within budget ensuring production volumes and third party finished goods are delivered in accordance with the plan (this includes ramp-down and ramp-up of production volumes). 
Scarfs - Develop strategies to improve response time relating to corrective action plans and work with vendors to mitigate supply chain risk.
Mantain Vendor and pruchasing master records in accordance with company guidelines and processes with the view to align supply chain with buisness objectives.  
Proactively seek to improve and review processes to ensure a balance between procurement and production planning, including regular reviews:
MCBZ – forward demand verses supply chain.
ZLORMD0 (Exception reporting).
Proactively plan purchasing against demand via the planning change request process initiatives.
Enure regular update of Inbound deliveries with the view to;
Enhance visibility/traceability relating inbound shipments against purchase orders
Enable goods receipt against inbound deliveries (partial deliveries)
Reduce workload for buyers relating inbound monitoring
Provide advice to other staff on the opportunities available to reduce the total costs of purchased goods and services.
Continually review methodologies and provide advice to the Manufacturing / Operations Manager on ways in which the purchasing function may be improved.

3. Procurement Planning

Recommend changes to the supplier base, which will lead to more economical procurement of goods and services.
Liaise with sales staff on requirements for the procurement of imported products and spare parts.
Work with other staff to ensure the integrity of those elements of the management information system are relevant to the purchasing function.
Develop and maintain effective relations with all personnel who may have an influence on the purchasing process.

4. Management Systems

Become familiar with suppliers’ operations and staff through a program of scheduled visits aimed at strengthening the relationship between the company and the supplier.
Produce reports which are appropriate to the purchasing function which fairly and accurately convey information relating to performance and business activity.


Mimimum 5 years experience in Purchasing, Procurement or Inventory Management
• Ability to work autonomously and manage competing priorities


Key Metrics


  • Maintain inventory within the budget
  • Setting up and maintenance of supply chain
  • Monitor freight costs
  • Maintenance of SAP purchasing and vendor data



Why choose us?

It’s simple. Let’s grow together and become even better. We truly believe in managing energy better. Together we are passionate and committed to ensuring a better future for all, our customers and the world around us. We simply love what we do.

Our People like

  • the upskilling and development opportunities (LinkedIn Learning, Landis+Gyr Learning Weeks, Mentoring Programs…)

  • a flexible schedule with the possibility of working both from home and at our local office

  • a lean, flat, informal and empowering organization with a supportive, authentic and open-minded working culture

Join Landis+Gyr to be at the forefront of the energy transformation and support the future of our energy by decarbonizing for a sustainable world.

As an equal opportunity employer, Landis+Gyr strives to attract and hire individuals with diverse background and skills. We welcome the diverse experience, background, unique identity and personality you bring with you. With diversity, equity & inclusion, we make the difference.

Convinced? Take a leap into a visionary future and apply now to #ExperienceLandisGyr

Job Title:  Purchasing Officer - Melbourne

Requisition ID:  18479

Laverton North, VIC, AU

Workplace Type:  On-site
Career Level:  Experienced
Date Posted:  May 4, 2023

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