Opportunites at Middy's
Inventory / Purchasing Officer - Bendigo North (Epsom)

Location:
Bendigo North  
Employment Type:
FP - Full-Time Permanent  
Department:
Bendigo North (Epsom)

About us
With a National network of over 100 branches, Middy’s is the largest independent electrical wholesaler in Australia and have been in business for over 90 years.
Our size and geographic diversity provides career options in broad and diverse employment areas throughout Australia.
Supported by our core values our focus on customer service and innovation is leading the industry in staff development and customer satisfaction.
This is a great time to join our flourishing company.

The Role
Reporting to the Branch Manger, located at our Bendigo North Branch, the primary purpose of this role is to purchase supplies in line with company policies and procedures to ensure maximum sales potential, minimise markdowns and to meet customer’s needs.
It is expected you will work closely with customers and the branch staff to ensure timely delivery of service and supply as well as assisting in trade counter sales.

Responsibilities include:
• Minimise cost by ensuring bulk purchases are made at the lowest price possible.
• Generate & analyse various reports.
• Knowledge of product range sold in branch & surrounding area.
• Recommend additions to the company's product range with clear reasoning on customer demand and potential profitability.
• Maintain stock levels of core stock.
• Slow & dead stock management.
• Follow-up stock & customer backorders.
• Purchasing stock & customer orders.
• Negotiate costs with suppliers 
• Replenishing stock & merchandising
• Attend supplier meetings and training.
• Assist customer enquiries & trade counter sales
• Identify opportunities for improvement of work practices and processes.
• Comply with company & customer QHSE standards & policies.
• Actively encourage a safety and environmentally conscious workplace.
• Strive to find new ways of improving the work environment.

Applicants will require the following to be considered:
• Previous Wholesale stock management experience 
• Effective communication to all levels of management & staff
• A professional appearance, approach and attitude
• Excellent organisational abilities and time management
• Strong attention to detail
• Outstanding Customer Service skills
• Ability to self-manage and drive to succeed
• Willingness to learn and participate in training sessions

This is a great opportunity to join a well-established market leader supporting the Data & Electrical industry.
Experience in the Wholesale Electrical industry is highly regarded as your product knowledge will be invaluable.
You will need to be able to perform manual handling tasks, have a current full driver’s licence and available to work some overtime (Saturday mornings).
A Forklift licence is desired but not essential.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical including Drug & Alcohol screening.

To recharge your career, apply now.