Focus on overseas sourcing, purchasing and inventory management
Opportunity to learn and develop
Join a successful NZ-owned and operated business
Aber Living is one of New Zealand’s leading wholesale distribution companies renowned for their range of market-leading outdoor & indoor living brands including Kent, Kiwi Camping, Gasmate, and Char-Broil. Established in 1980 Aber Living is NZ-owned and operated and continues to lead the way in delivering high quality and innovative products to the NZ market and an unerring approach to the highest levels of customer service and delivery.
If you are looking for an opportunity that will offer you a broad range of responsibility, the opportunity to learn and develop, and the chance to work in a friendly, supportive and high-performing team, then this could be just the opportunity you have been waiting for.
Reporting to the Operations Manager, this role is responsible for coordinating the planned delivery of all sourcing and purchasing activities.
Your role will include, though not be limited to
Overseas sourcing, purchasing, and shipping of product categories
Work with the Sales Team to identify and source new products
Work with Quality Assurance to deliver quality products to the New Zealand market
Work with overseas suppliers and agents
Product sourcing, pricing, negotiation, relationship management, inventory management
The product range covers outdoor living, indoor living and leisure categories. As many of the products are sourced in Asia, some international travel may be required (perhaps once or twice a year) and language skills in with Cantonese or Mandarin would be beneficial.
What’s in it for you
You will join a successful business that prides itself on its ability to deliver new, innovative and high-quality products to the New Zealand market. The company culture is one of teamwork and collaboration. You will enjoy the support of the rest of the team, the ability to take on responsibility and to learn and develop, an open-door policy and transparency from the leadership team.The environment is fast-paced, and it is essential that you are able to thrive in a fluid environment with shifting priorities. Your demonstrable buying & overseas sourcing experience, planning/organisational skills, engaging communication style and relationship management skills will ensure your success in the role.
You will also likely be competent in the use of technology (including Excel, ERP and possibly SQL), be committed to learning and development, and interested in taking on new responsibilities.
If this opportunity is of interest, please submit your CV by following the link below. If you would like to find out more and for a confidential discussion, please call Wayne Fry on 021 656 502 or email