Inventory Controller

George Weston Foods (NZ) Limited “GWF” is a quality and customer focused FMCG that makes some of Australasia’s favourite food. GWF is one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest food manufacturers employing around 6,000 people across 40 sites.  Our baking division is renowned in New Zealand for our iconic brands which include Tip Top Bread, Ploughmans, Burgen, Golden and Big Ben Pies - just to name a few. As a diverse business with a proud heritage, we offer a broad range of career opportunities, where we challenge and support our people to 'Be Yourself – at your best.' Creating Everyday Moments of Goodness is at the core of what we do, and we are proud to have recently been recognised as the Inclusive Workplace and Supreme Winners at the 2021 Diversity Awards.

Reporting to the National Inventory Manager based at our Christchurch Bakery (however, we are open to the role being based at any of our bakeries) we are looking for an experienced Inventory Controller to support the broader inventory team in efficient reconciliation of all finished goods.

What’s our offering?

  • Flexible working culture
  • Generous parental leave support
  • Inclusive and diverse workplace
  • Opportunity to work for an essential employer and global organisation
  • Bread Allowance
  • A great place to grow
Here’s what you will do:
  • Ensure accurate and timely reconciliation of finished goods
  • Ensure maintenance and updates of ERP
  • Identify and investigate inventory variances and recommend solutions
  • Oversee inventory control process and procedures
  • Regular Inventory reporting and analysis
  • Lead master data management of changes to supply chain and production function
  • Order and maintain adequate stock levels
What are we looking for?


We are looking for someone with an analytical mindset, with the ability to understand and extract value from our data. However, this is more than just an analyst role: we require excellent communication skills with the ability to influence others and work with a wide variety of stakeholders.

Experience working within “daily fresh” Supply Chain and with ERP/TMS/WMS is advantageous. We need someone who is systems savvy, and able to adapt and learn new technologies quickly, using whatever tools are required to get the job done.

If this sounds like you, don’t miss this opportunity and apply now!

Applicants for this position may be required to undertake pre-employment screening tests, including Drug & Alcohol testing. We also require all our new employees to be fully vaccinated. 

Applications will close on: 24 August 2022

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: GVAO212501

Location: South Canterbury, Christchurch

Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 August 2022