Procurement Specialist

Juken New Zealand (JNL)

Juken New Zealand (JNL)

Posted on Monday, April 22, 2024

About Us:

Juken New Zealand Ltd (JNL) is an international forest and wood products company operating in local and global timber markets. JNL owns three wood processing plants in the North Island, and forests in the Wairarapa and East Coast regions. We work closely with our parent company in Japan – WoodOne.

The Role:

We are seeking a Procurement Specialist to join our newly established division and play a pivotal role in shaping our procurement strategies and processes. As a key member of our team, you will collaborate closely with stakeholders across the organization to drive impactful procurement initiatives. You will help to progress JNL's procure to pay maturity journey and provide commercial and financial support to the wider business.

This role can be based in Auckland, Kaitaia or Masterton.

Join us in shaping the future of procurement excellence and making a meaningful impact on our organisation's success. If you are a proactive and strategic thinker with a passion for driving results, we want to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify and propose new supplier/category management and/or cost reduction opportunities across the business.
  • Work with the wider business to ensure all contract details are appropriately captured in the contract management system.
  • Undertake market research and cost-benefit analysis of potential/existing suppliers.
  • Work with suppliers to ensure that they can meet their obligations in a timely manner.
  • Monitor expiry dates of agreements and recommend appropriate action (e.g. renewal, modify or cancel).
  • Support with category, contract and supplier management.
  • Support the wider business with the use of procurement tools, templates, systems and processes.
  • Work in partnership with business units to build a pipeline of procurement initiatives.
  • Perform analysis to support procurement strategy, planning and initiatives.
  • Develop deep market understanding for the subcategories under their remit.
  • Negotiate and manage contracts as appropriate, supported by the Head of Finance.
  • Work to develop and maintain an appropriate program for supplier relationship management and contract management. Develop and provide efficient processes and tools for regular supplier expenditure and non-preferred supplier activity leakage reporting

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Prior procurement, contract management and supplier management experience (3-5 years advisable).
  • Able to handle enquiries efficiently and provide valuable advice and solutions.
  • Demonstrated high levels of integrity and proven ability to develop trust and credibility with workers.
  • Able to negotiate, influence and persuade constructively.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to multitask effectively and maintain calm under pressure.

What’s in it for you:

  • A friendly and supportive team environment
  • A competitive salary in line with your experience and qualifications
  • Excellent training and career opportunities
  • Generous Company Superannuation Scheme
  • Discounted Southern Cross Health Insurance and Life Insurance
  • A flexible working policy
  • EAP Support Services
  • Free annual flu vaccinations, medical and hearing tests.

If you want to work in a down to earth, hardworking team environment, focused on continuous improvement and sustainability please apply today.

For more information on our business please visit A full PD is available on request.

Closing Date: Sunday, 12th May.

We may conduct interviews prior to this date.