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Lawson Williams

Lawson Williams Recruitment

Recruiting in the New Zealand Supply Chain sector for over 25 years.

About the Supply Chain/Planning/Procurement Industry in New Zealand

The development or focus on Supply Chain in New Zealand happened in the mid to late 90s. The focus of early supply chain development was in the manufacturing sector in the areas of production planning, inventory management and warehousing and then rapidly moved on to distribution and the evolution of outsourcing models such as 3PL and 4PL.

The development and implementation of MRP, MRPll, DRP and ERP systems has enabled organisations to focus on an integrated supply chain.

Procurement became a real focus in New Zealand in the mid 2000s and particularly following the Global Financial Crisis from 2008 to 2011 as the requirements for cost reduction were paramount.

Senior Roles in Supply Chain

  • Supply chain co-ordinator

  • Supply chain planner

  • Supply chain / logistics manager

  • Supply chain analyst

Current and Future Trends in Supply Chain, Planning and Procurement

Supply Chain development in New Zealand has more recently centred on improving demand planning functions with an emphasis on S&OP and Integrated Business Planning development.

Supply Chain development has been driven in New Zealand primarily by the manufacturing sector, followed by the agriculture, forestry and fishing industries. The majority of these businesses are small to medium sized.

Outsourcing of Supply Chain activities has grown, reflecting overseas trends. It is estimated that approximately 65% of New Zealand businesses have moved to outsource  some of their supply chain activity.

Collaborative Supply Chain practices have become a stronger conversation in the New Zealand marketplace. As most of our companies are small to medium in size and with the increasing difficulty in finding skilled supply chain employees there is a growing recognition that organisations need to look at the opportunities for efficiency in supply chain through collaborating within and across industry sectors.

Featured Jobs

Category Manager - Procurement



About the Company

The chance to have a significant impact on one of the fastest-growing FMCG companies in an exciting growth phase.

About the role

As a Procurement Category Manager you will join a fantastic Procurement team at one of the fastest growing businesses in the country. You will ideally have experience in procurement, and will be hungry to learn a new business and make an impact at a fun, fast-growing, service business.

Serve as the subject matter expert in your category

Strategically develop and facilitate annual category plans

Be responsible for providing procurement advice, price updates, reporting, replenishment, compliance & tenders

Operations Supervisor



About the Company

This role is with an established and successful 3PL provider based in South Auckland. Positive changes are a foot, and they are looking for an ambitious and passionate individual to come on board as an Operations Supervisor, to assist with smooth daily operations and ensuring optimal client satisfaction. Plenty of potential and growth for the right person who wants to excel in Supply Chain.

About the Role

This role revolves around daily operations in their busy warehouse – making sure all areas are working as efficiently as possible and both staff and customers are happy with the job being done. Someone with experience as a Warehouse Supervisor or Operations Supervisor will be well versed with general requirements and the team leadership required. This is a position where different doors may open if you go in and do well, so we want a driven person who knows what they are doing, but equally, always wants to learn, develop and progress.

About You

You’ll be well versed in warehouse operations supervision – managing teams, understanding processes and requirements, and someone with great customer service as this will be a very client facing role. You’ll have a passion for completing tasks well, under tight deadlines, and have a knack for motivating staff and ensuring all is working to plan. You’ll be someone who wants to be involved, and wants to take their career to the next level.

More detail provided to successful applicants.

Procurement Advisor



Variety +++

Friendly team

Great location

Fantastic opportunity in a friendly team. Great location. Interesting and varied work.

Senior Procurement Specialist


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