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Inventory Controller

Date: 21-Jun-2022

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3194

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

  • Flexible working arrangements and a variety of engaging Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Diverse Leadership Development Programs and Professional Development Support
  • Employee Reward and Recognition Program 
  • Discounted Health Insurance and Gym Memberships
  • Sensory Club Program – Enjoy and taste our new product launches and access to our Culinary cooking sessions
  • Novated Car Leasing Agreements
  • Income Protection Insurance 
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave 

About our role

  • 15-month Fixed Term Contract
  • Reconcile stock variances and action disputes daily
  • Based at our Head Office in Mentone/Moorabbin


We now have an opportunity for an Inventory Controller to join our team based at our corporate head office in Mentone.  This is a 15-month Fixed Term contract.

What you will do

Reporting to the National Inventory & Fulfilment Manager you will support the logistics department to maintain inventory accuracy at 3PL warehouses nationally. You will work with our production sites to improve work practices, correct EDI errors when required to ensure customer orders are not impacted as well as resolve delivery disputes to ensure no disruption to customer supplies.  Further to this you will answer daily queries around stock balances and availability to support business operations.


Key to this role also includes interacting with the Logistics team (Operations, Transport & International) Deployment, Customer Service, QA and our Sales and Marketing teams as well as our external 3PL & Transport teams.


Most importantly you will ensure quality held and out-of-spec products do not enter the marketplace, monitor daily transactions and detect and fix discrepancies to prevent data integrity issues.  Your continuous improvement mindset will assist projects to manage inventory more effectively and efficiently.

About you

  • Energetic, motivated and highly organised individual with a continuous improvement mindset;
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team;
  • The ability to make well considered decisions’ and prioritise tasks balancing business imperatives in your decision making process
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Outstanding written personal and communication skills;
  • Exceptional computer literacy across MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) & Power BI
  • Familiar with or capable of learning the JDE system;
  • Ideally experienced within warehousing, transport or manufacturing.


This is a great opportunity to join a successful Australian food manufacturer, further develop your logistics career and work with a friendly and high performing team.


If this sounds like you, then please apply online now


Applications close Friday, 15 July 2022

Job Requisition ID: 9901 

Travel Required: None 

Location(s): Chifley Business Park Office - Melbourne 

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