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Purchasing Coordinator

Essense of Australia - Perth, WA

Manufacturing & Industrial
Source: uWorkin



Essense Designs is an international bridal wholesaler with key offices based in Perth, Australia and Lenexa, Kansas. Our growing organisation also operates in the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada, and New Zealand. We have been a global leader in bridal fashion for over 20 years and our designs are currently sold in over 1,500 stores worldwide. With innovative designs and a strong customer service approach, Essense Designs is a dynamic and rapidly expanding company that rewards excellence, drive, and collaboration.

The Role

The successful applicant will be self-motivated, with the ability to take a proactive approach and effectively prioritise work to ensure that all activities are completed quickly and accurately. Our ideal candidate will be analytical, detail oriented, not easily overwhelmed by a fast-paced, data driven environment and will approach each day with an enthusiastic sense of urgency.

This hands-on role will suit someone looking to contribute to the ongoing success of this dynamic team. The ideal candidate will be a highly organized and analytical person, with excellent problem solving and communication skills to collaborate with different departments across the organization.


What We Expect:

  • Preparation and analysis of purchase orders to overseas factories
  • Regular tracking of factory orders
  • Regular liaison with international factories
  • Data analysis and reporting
  • Procedure writing and continuous improvement
  • Regular liaison with local and overseas Customer Service colleagues
  • Maintain updated records of purchased products, delivery lead time information and invoices
  • Collaboration with other departments to deliver exceptional solutions and customer service to our clients
  • Ensure all imports, exports and local shipments are complete within the required time frame to meet client expectations
  • Book, arrange and coordinate shipments
  • Accurate and timely handling of import/export documentation
  • Monitor shipment ETA’s and actual departures & arrivals and updating the system accordingly
  • Liaise with suppliers and transport providers to resolve delivery issues


What We Are Looking For:
  • Demonstrated success in a similar role, with a minimum of 3 years' relevant experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both professional and friendly
  • Advanced, proven working knowledge in Excel
  • Be a team player, yet also be able to work autonomously
  • Thrive in a challenging environment, where multi-tasking is a must
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • A high level of analytical and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to meet deadlines consistently
  • Strong procedure and process orientation
  • Forecasting skills would be advantageous
  • A passion for on time delivery, critical time path aware
  • Driven by Lean methodologies and process improvement
  • Experience in communicating with international suppliers and factories where English is not a first language is desirable but not essential
  • Hands-on experience with purchasing software desirable

What We Offer

We look forward to welcoming the successful candidate to our fast-growing global team! In return for your skills, we offer you the opportunity to join an international industry leader and be part of a creative and collaborative culture that empowers its people, promotes teamwork and embraces sustainability. We recognise and reward excellence, innovation, and loyalty. Our goal is to offer an inspirational and modern workplace that allows for talent individuals to thrive. As such, we provide competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, with significant opportunity for exceptional team members to grow with us as we continue to expand.

How To Apply

Applications will be accepted via our Careers Portal. Please submit your Cover Letter & Resume to:


Please note: We believe cover letters are important to help us understand why you are interested in this position and your unique story and qualifications. If you sincerely desire to work with us, please take this into consideration when submitting your materials.