Spare Parts Leader

Imperial Tobacco is a FTSE Top 30 organisation and one of the world’s leading tobacco companies with a global footprint spanning more than 160 countries around the globe. Our New Zealand business (ITNZ) manufactures and distributes a wide-ranging portfolio of quality tobacco brands including factory made cigarettes, fine cut tobacco and other tobacco products.  Due to an internal promotion, we are seeking a Spare Parts Leader to join the maintenance team at their Petone based site.
Reporting to the Maintenance Leader and managing an Inwards Goods Storeperson, you will be responsible for their Spare Parts Store. As such you will ensure optimum levels of spare parts are maintained, lead a cost-effective purchasing function for spare parts, manage work order systems and get involved with maintenance planning. 
This varied role will suit candidates that ideally have previous engineering or maintenance experience and are familiar with purchasing and maintenance planning. We are looking for a strong leader that has the ability to foster development and grow and can build strong working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. 
In addition to these points you will ideally possess the following attributes: 
  • Engineering or maintenance background preferred
  • Stores/warehouse management experience 
  • Strong knowledge of budgeting and purchasing 
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Wide knowledge of engineering components, materials, tools and supplies 
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Leadership and project management experience   
This is an opportunity to work for a successful company in a supportive environment, where you will be compensated with great working conditions and excellent potential for progression.
For a confidential enquiry and to present CV’s please contact Franziska Buch on 0800 171 000 from New Zealand or 0064 4 472 6558 if calling internationally, or email
Note: If this vacancy is not exactly what you are seeking, then please contact me in confidence to discuss your individual requirements.