Current Vacancies

Purchasing Supervisor

  • Branch Caboolture
  • Tenure Permanent Full Time
  • Closing July 6, 2021

Taipan Pty Ltd is a privately owned company specialising in the supply of hydraulic components to the industrial hydraulics and mining industries throughout Australia.

Taipan’s range of hydraulic hose, hose tails and adaptors provide our customers with the benefits of a matched system making Taipan a leading supplier to OEM’s and large scale end users.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Purchasing Supervisor to join our team at our Caboolture Branch to ensure supply of stock across our branches nationwide. We are looking for a driven, confident strategic thinker who can successfully manage our purchasing operations, maintain supplies and foster relationships with our domestic and international vendors.


Reporting to Senior Management you will be responsible for:

  • Manage Taipan’s stock to agreed budget
  • Maintain and ensure product availability
  • Maintain and develop supplier relationships
  • Work with Financial Controller to ensure smooth stock supply
  • Communicate with supplier regarding quality issues and resolution
  • Maintain supplier price list and other ERP data
  • Achieve agreed KPI’s
  • Maintain or exceed customer service levels as per company policy (internal and external)
  • Maintain and keep available all records & correspondence
  • Monitor and report on own activity
  • Carry out all paperwork as required by Taipan
  • Other duties as required or requested by Management
  • Continuous Improvement

Skills and Behaviours:

  • Detail orientated
  • Strategic thinking and decision making
  • Negotiation skills
  • Information and communication technology (ICT) literate
  • Ability to engage with stakeholders
  • Communication skills
  • Valid full driver’s license
  • Hydraulic engineering and hose and fitting product knowledge desirable
  • Microsoft Dynamics experience desirable

Able to demonstrate and work along the following values:

Fun to work with, Self-motivated, Honest, Team player, Hard-working, Profit conscious, Customer focused (Internal and external), Good communicator and Presentable, Role model leadership, Safety conscious and Coachable.

Applications for this position close July 6, 2021

Application for: Purchasing Supervisor

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