Procurement and Production Planning Manager

RJ’s Licorice, New Zealand’s leading manufacturer of Soft Eating Licorice that holds a dominant position within the local and global market, is looking for an experienced and motivated individual to join the business in the position of Procurement & Production Planning Manager. 
Based in our Manufacturing Plant located in Levin (about 100kms North of Wellington), the Procurement & Production Planning Manager is responsible for the end to end delivery of all procurement and production planning activities. 
You will be responsible for:
  • Overseeing the procurement of all raw materials within the business
  • Ensuring the best supplier agreement contracts are in place and negotiate new contracts
  • Oversee the inventory levels and determine if more stock needs to be ordered
  • Liaise with suppliers regarding delivery schedules and follow up any missed or late deliveries
  • Analyse bill of materials spend and identify cost savings or improvements
  • Maintenance of data with ERP system for raw materials and packaging
  • Coordinate production workflow to generate deliverable production plans
  • Determine labour, equipment and materials needed to cover production demand
  • Monitor production to ensure jobs will finish on time and within budget
  • Ensure all planning information is up-to-date within ERP system
  • Collaborate with QA, Warehouse and other staff/departments as required


The successful candidate will possess:
  • Previous procurement & planning experience ideally within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience working with ERP systems
  • Demonstrated experience in supplier contract management
  • An understanding of broad planning concepts such as continuous flow manufacture, repetitive manufacturing, final assembly scheduling, multi-level scheduling, third party contract planning etc would be an advantage
  • Tertiary qualifications in procurement or Supply Chain Management highly regarded


The position will be full time working Monday to Friday 8am-4.30pm with some flexibility.  This is a great opportunity to join a business that is going from strength to strength. 
For a confidential enquiry or to apply for this position please contact Franziska Buch on 0800 171 000 or email

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