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Purchasing Officer

Purchasing officer with 25 years of experience in food manufacturing. Involved in day to day procurement of raw,packaging and miscellaneous materials. Consultative in approach to problem solving and able to develop good long term relationship with suppliers and internal customers.Dedicated self starter with motto: Get the best possible product at the best possible price.

Work Preferences

Desired Salary
45,000 - 50,000 per year  
Desired Job Type
Full Time  
Can Travel for Work
Highest Education Level
High School  
Current Location
Willing to relocate?
Residency / Visa
Authorised to work in Australia

Skills Profile

Purchasing / Procurement
Technical Skills Skill Last Used Yrs. Exp.  
  BPCS 2008 5  
  Building Trust - Development Dimension Course  
  Certificate of Purchasing and Supply - Sydney TAFE  
  Communicating and Listening - Development Dimension Course  
  Handling Cleaning Chemicals in the Workplace - Ecolab  
  MRP SYSTEM 2003 8  
  Resolving Conflict - Development Dimension Course  
  Six Sigma Methodology - Green Belt achieved in March 2002  
Other Skills
Stock review Order raw materials, flavors and food colors Order packaging materials Order non inventory consumables Prepare and fax / email purchase orders Follow up on orders Forward and follow up all CAR's issued to suppliers by QA department Maintain files of outstanding and completed CAR's Source for new suppliers Negotiate price with suppliers Maintain good relationship with suppliers Follow up on imports with Custom Agents Maintain database and ensure accuracy Communicate issues with team and other departments Participate in cycle counts and stocktakes

Employment History

Job Title
Purchasing Officer
Food, Beverage and Tobacco
01/1999 to 12/2008
From January 1999 till 13 December 2008 I have been employed as Purchasing Officer by Arnotts Biscuits Pty Ltd at Miranda site ( Players Biscuits Pty Ltd - owned by Arnotts Biscuits Pty Ltd ).
Unfortunately due to global economic recession I have been made redundant on the 13 December 2008.
I have been responsible for day to day purchasing at the site. The sourcing for new suppliers, negotiations and signing contracts has been done at our Corporate HO at Homebush by my purchasing colleagues.
I have been reporting to our Financial Department on site.
Job Title
Purchasing Officer
Food, Beverage and Tobacco
01/1982 to 01/1999
From January 1982 till January 1999 I have been employed at World's Finest Chocolate Australia Pty Ltd as purchasing officer.S.Alexanders Chocolates Pty LtdĀ  that has been part of World's Finest Chocolate Australia Pty Ltd (owned by World,s Finest Chocolate Inc,USA) was sold in late 1981 to Players Biscuits Pty Ltd and I have been transfered to Miranda site.


Completed Institution Degree / Qualification
1968 svs, Bratislava,Slovakia High School Certificate  

Work Related Training & Certification

Completed Institution Training / Certification
1990 TAFE, Sydney Certificate of Purchasing and Supply