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Vendor Scheduler / Inventory Controller

Date: 05-Aug-2022

Location: Echuca, VIC, AU, 3564

Company: Simplot

Simplot Australia is a food manufacturing and agriculture business encompassing potato, vegetable, seafood, and sauce operations that supply chilled, frozen, and shelf-stable products to Australia's major retail and foodservice markets.


We are home to some of Australia's most loved and trusted food brands, including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggo's, John West, and Chiko. We have six Australian manufacturing sites and employ more than 2,000 people across Australia and New Zealand.


As a leading provider of quality, nourishing and sustainable food, we are focussed on bringing to life Aussie grown produce. We embrace sustainable practices that care for our planet's precious resources today and for generations to come. We are an integral part of the global JR Simplot Company.

Culture and Benefits

At Simplot, we are fuelled 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

  • A variety of engaging Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Diverse Leadership Development Programs and Professional Development Support
  • Employee Reward and Recognition Program 
  • Bonus incentives 
  • Discounted Health Insurance
  • Novated Car Leasing Agreements
  • Income Protection Insurance 
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave 

About our role

  • Manage stock to meet the Master Production Schedule
  • Manage fresh raw material and non-fresh packaging stock status 
  • Located in Echuca, in regional Victoria


We now have an opportunity for a Vendor Scheduler / Inventory Controller to join our team at our food production facility in Echuca - a 3-hour drive from Melbourne and set within the gum trees of the iconic Murray River. 


This role is a pivotal part of the production team, ensuring that all materials (ingredients and packaging) are on site and on time to enable the production plan to be met and critical for successful supplier delivery to production requirements and continuous improvement of internal management processes.  


The Vendor Scheduler needs to display attention to detail, be forward looking and react promptly to changes in either the production plan or the vendor schedule. This needs to be combined with the ability to multi-task, whilst you support reception and administration duties which include non-stock procurement and general office support. 

What you will do

  • Reporting to the Production Planner, you will manage the ingredient and packaging stocks to meet the Master Production Schedule (MPS) in line with company “Class A” policies and site Material Requirement Planning (MRP) procedures.  
  • You will also coordinate the receival of supplier deliveries and inventory control and, ensure maintenance of accurate information relating to stock status of raw materials and packaging.

About you

  • You are an experienced logistician across inventory control and vendor scheduling within a Food or FMCG manufacturing environment.  
  • You are experienced in operation and implementation of MRPII systems and hold a strong knowledge and understanding of production processes and Class A principles.  
  • Experience using business systems is essential, including Microsoft Office Suite, JD Edwards or similar ERP systems. 
  • Time management and problem-solving capability is also critical to identify opportunities to further optimise the vendor schedule, reduce waste, reduce cost and support the achievement of Class ‘A’ targets.  


This opportunity includes a career plan where you may be seeking succession to the Master Scheduler and Production Planner opportunities in the future.  Immediately however, you will be required to work closely with the team to ensure that materials and ingredients are delivered to the site to support the delivery of the Production Plan that will ensure your success.


If this sounds like you, then please apply online now


Applications close Thursday, 25 August 2022

Job Requisition ID: 10443 

Travel Required: None 

Location(s): SAPL Plant - Echuca 

Country: Australia 


Simplot is an equal opportunity employer and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. If you feel you would be a great addition to our team please apply online today, we would love to hear from you. If you require technical assistance, please email us at