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Expressions of Interest – Inventory Planner

An outstanding opportunity exists at our Hobart Smelter located on the River Derwent. This crucial role is a member of the Inventory Planning Team and reports to the Group Manager Commercial Support.

The Inventory Planning Team is responsible for the planning inventory for materials produced by the Nyrstar smelters and sold to end customers and for planning feed materials produced by one smelter and consumed by another smelter. The primary role of the Inventory Planning Team is to manage inventory levels to be able to continuously balance supply and demand. An important part of the role is to create transparency for actual and forecasted supply and demand imbalances, optimise stock holdings and effectively engage key stakeholders to respond accordingly.

The Australian Inventory Planner is responsible for managing the Inventory planning for Acid, By-products and Finished market metals produced by the Hobart and Port Pirie smelters and sold to end customers via our supply chain across the Asia Pacific region. The role is also responsible for planning materials produced by each smelter and consumed by the other smelter. In addition the role acts as a central point for tracking inbound (to the Australian smelters) raw material shipping arrival dates on behalf of the global Commercial Raw material planning team based in Zurich Switzerland. This is to ensure a consistent supply of raw materials at the right time, quality and volume to the Australian smelters.

Your key accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating the Australasian Inventory Management Process::
  1. Yearly inventory budgeting process: Coordinate the annual process for establishing the sales, production and inventory volumes and product mix budgets and targets.
  2. Monthly Consensus process: Coordinate the sales and production forecasting process to produce a monthly optimised production, sales and inventory plan (for Australian zinc and lead products) with a horizon through to the end of the year and signed off by Group sales manager and Site production managers
  3. Weekly Customer Voice process: Prepare tracking and variance reporting. Facilitate a weekly review of performance against the agreed consensus and budget sales, production and inventory plans with key stakeholders including sales, production, business execution and logistics. Identify variances to plan and document actions to resolve variances and optimise outcomes.
  • Assist in continuously developing the Commercial inventory management strategy, processes and tools and improving inventory data availability and accuracy
  • Create customer loyalty through excellence in quality, service, delivery and execution


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree, ideally in logistics or supply chain management
  • APICS Certification, preferably in CPIM is desired.


  • 6-8 years of experience within a Commercial and/or logistics environment, with 3-5 of the years in a production / inventory planning role.
  • Relevant experience in a commodity goods industry is desired
  • Proven understanding of all operational supply chain, production and commercial related processes affecting inventory management.
  • A proven background in working with inventory and/or production management systems.
  • SAP experience is a significant advantage


  • Excellent analytical skills, with great attention to detail
  • Ability to develop and maintain relations with all stakeholders in the business (internal to Nyrstar and external)
  • Commercial acumen and customer focus
  • Able to work effectively and under pressure, with minimal direction in a fast paced environment
  • Consistent execution in a confident and timely manner
  • Focus on continuous improvement
  • Collaborative team player
  • Results oriented and problem solving
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English
  • Planning and self organisational skills

Applications and enquiries should be directed to Nyrstar Hobart HR on (03) 6278 4708 or

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 22 June 2018