Purchasing Officer

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Department: West Gippsland Health Group
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Procurement
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Gippsland - Baw Baw
Reference: VG/1315146
Closing Date: 24-Jan-2018
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - Purchasing Officer.pdf (PDF, 131KB)
Job Specification


Position Details

Purchasing Officer

Supply Department
Permanent full time position

We have an exciting opportunity available within our Supply Department in the role of the Purchasing Officer. This position is responsible for ensuring that stock is ordered and received in a timely manner in order to meet organisational demands. Our ideal candidate will have strong experience in a similar role, having had responsibility for monitoring and maintaining stock accuracy. The role also holds responsibility for car pool allocation, mail and delivery pickup/distribution, supply-based accounting, regular reporting and other administration and duties as required by the Supply Manager. You will need to demonstrate sound organisation and computer operating skills, and be a good communicator.

Qualifications and experience required for the role include:   

  • Demonstrated experience in supply, purchasing or warehousing with a broad practical approach to customer service.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of people.
  • Solid computer skills including Microsoft Office, (particularly Word and Excel) and knowledge of purchasing/supply related systems (Oracle preferred).
  • Current Victorian Driving Licence.


The following knowledge/experience would be considered advantageous:

  • Experience within a hospital or health care environment, in particular, knowledge of medical supplies and equipment.
  • Knowledge of motor vehicle fleet management
  • Forklift Licence.       


Working with us

All appointments with the West Gippsland Healthcare Group are subject to the satisfactory return of professional reference checks and a National Police History check and/or Working with Children check. All employees must hold current entitlement to work within Australia. A six month probationary period applies to all new appointments. The West Gippsland Healthcare Group is an equal opportunity employer.

Further details and how to apply

Further information is available from Kylie Johnson, General Manager Corporate & Financial Services on (03) 5623 0790 or via email kylie.johnson@wghg.com.au. A copy of the position description for this role is available from our website – http://www.wghg.com.au under the Employment section. Applications should be lodged online, including a covering letter addressing the selection criteria, resume and three current referees.

Applications close 24 January 2018.

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