Supply Planner at Koala

Consumer Goods, Supply Chain, Full-time, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia sydney full-time
Posted 2 months ago

Koala’s mission is to become the smartest way to buy high-quality furniture online. Combining customer-centric products, a world-class technology and fulfilment platform, and incredible customer service, we are changing the way people buy and enjoy furniture.

Why we have this role @ Koala

An important part of the Supply Chain ensuring that our amazing products are available so ultimately they can reach customers when they want them. As part of the planning team, you will work closely with our suppliers and manufacturing partners to place and manage the purchase orders based on forecasts and Inventory policies


What key responsibilities does this role have @ Koala?

  • Monitor stock levels of materials & finished goods across multiple warehouses and raise purchases in line with our forecasts & production plans
  • Maintain forecasting reports in line with S&OP process
  • Monitor the status of purchase orders & deliveries from production sites, investigate order anomalies and ensure all purchases and deliveries are processed correctly
  • Reviewing and matching all invoices to purchase orders & preparing the goods receipt form.
  • Checking shipping documents (eg. Bill of Lading, Certificate of Origin, etc.) where needed.
  • Maintain BOM’s and complete assemblies as production orders are invoiced & dispatched
  • Contribute to Supplier Evaluations and pricing reviews
  • Perform general administrative tasks to maintain purchase orders & Inventory accuracy
  • Assist with projects to make improvements to purchasing & planning to achieve greater efficiencies across the Supply Chain

Ideal background…

  • 3yrs+ experience in a Planning role such as demand planning, production planning and supply planning, or transferable experience from a stock replenishment, warehouse or inventory management role
  • Tertiary qualification in Supply Chain/Business/Economics/Accounting
  • Strong attention to detail with an analytical mindset backed by Excel skills
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with LEAN or in an Agile / Scrum teams
  • A team player that can also work independently
  • Self-motivated, task-oriented and organized
  • A passion to keep up to date on current industry trends


Treehouse Perks...

Koala is only as good as its employees are happy - and they're a happy mob down here at the Treehouse. Benefits like casual-Friday every day, a fully stocked Koala Kitchen with an emphasis on healthy, local and organic produce, VB fridge that's constantly stocked, our ever-changing selection of Grifter Brewing Co beers, Mecca Coffee Co. beans and the famous Koala Kombucha on tap with new flavours every week. And there's more than just tasty treats - the Koala Treehouse is as dog-friendly as they get, and with flexible working options, plenty of social sports and activities as well as free Koala products for all employees and a strong focus on internal growth - the Koala Kommunity is a great place to hang out (and work too)!

Koalities we look for...

At Koala, we do things a little differently - which means we expect a lot from our employees! We want you to challenge expectations, always look to make a difference and give us something different than the norm. We want people that bring great energy, that have a long-game focus and are always curious to find new angles and approaches to the way we work. We're a team of entrepreneurs that have a relentless focus on 'what's next' but while always reviewing 'what's been done' and learning, growing and adjusting. We're bloody confident, but NEVER arrogant and we adapt to change like Steve Smith under a short ball. Honesty drives everything we do, as well as a total focus on the customer - so if you feel like this could be you... well what the bloody hell are you waiting for? Drop us a line, and let's see what you've got! ;)