Overview

J.R. Simplot Company

Simplot in Australia

Simplot in Australia is a food manufacturing and agriculture business encompassing potato, vegetable, seafood, and sauce operations that supply a wide range of frozen, shelf-stable and chilled products to Australia and New Zealand’s major retail and food service customers.

As a leading provider of quality, nourishing and sustainable food, we are focused on creating food Australians and New Zealanders love by maximising value from the best Australian-grown produce and global seafood.

Our iconic brands have been an integral part of Australian life for generations, and include the likes of Leggo’s, Birds Eye, Edgell, John West and Chiko.

In Australia, Simplot is a food manufacturing and agriculture business encompassing potato, vegetable, seafood and sauce operations that supply a wide range of frozen, shelf-stable and chilled products to Australia and New Zealand’s major retail and food service customers.

We are part of the broader Global Food business which operates 17 food manufacturing and processing sites, retail and foodservice customers in 37 countries and 8,000 employees across North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

Culture and Benefits

At Simplot, we are fueled by our purpose : We Contribute to Feeding Our World. We imagine a better future and set goals to reach it.

We are committed to working as one Simplot and are guided by our shared values :

  • Respect for Resources
  • Spirit of Innovation
  • Passion for People

We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We care about creating an environment that promotes safety and wellbeing and where our people feel supported, respected and empowered.

We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and are committed to providing equal opportunities for all our team members.

Simplot is passionate about cultivating a future where good ideas and inspiring possibilities have the chance to grow. We want our team members to build exciting and fulfilling careers with us and offer professional and personal growth opportunities.

The Perks

Diverse leadership development programs and professional development support

Fully supplied & laundered uniform + PPE

Employee recognition program

Bonus incentives

Discounted health insurance and gym memberships

Novated car leasing agreements

Income protection insurance

Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave

About Our Role

An opportunity exists in the full-time permanent role of Load Planner / Inventory Controller to be based at our Bathurst vegetable and snack lines processing plant.

Simplot Bathurst employs over 180 people and having been a part of the local community since 1926, continues to produce Edgell products, as well as products for Birds Eye and Chiko.

An investment of $90 million is currently being made at the site. This investment will transform the site into a frozen vegetable centre of excellence, enable increased production capacity, and ultimately help boost local and export volumes.

The works which are anticipated to be completed in 2024, will see the site’s facilities upgraded, the extension of existing production areas, and the installation of new equipment, including new vegetable processing technologies.

Reporting to the Logistics Area Manager, in this Mon-Fri role you will be accountable for the coordination of transport for ambient and frozen finished goods from our Bathurst site to our distribution centres / storage facilities in addition to controlling the site inventory of finished goods.

What You Will Do

  • In this role, you will liaise with a range of stakeholders including production staff, load planners, inventory controllers, truck drivers, freight providers, and Simplot site management to undertake the following duties;
  • Coordinate the dispatch of finished goods (ambient & frozen) to both intrastate and interstate distribution centres within documented timeframes via external freight contractors
  • Daily stock counts for consumables
  • Inventory reconciliation (system vs actuals) with a focus on zero variance
  • Support site raw material cold storage in maintaining maximum capacity levels

About You

Demonstrated experience within a logistics, warehousing, scheduling or planning role preferably within an FMCG environment

Knowledge of stock receipt & dispatch processes

Inventory control experience

Chain of responsibility knowledge

Ability to problem solve and make effective decisions in a timely manner

Possess a current LF forklift licence (advantageous)

Knowledge of fatigue management principles

Intermediate user of Windows based software applications (incl. Microsoft Office suite of products) with a knowledge of JD Edwards (JDE) ERP or PRMS preferred

Job Requisition ID : 17842

Travel Required : Less than 10%

Location(s) : SAPL Plant Bathurst – Llanarth

Country : Australia

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