Purchasing Manager

at Constellation Brands New Zealand
Published February 12, 2024
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Category Admin and Clerical  
Job Type Full-time  


Purchasing Manager Constellation Brands New Zealand location Auckland.

About Us Constellation Brands New Zealand and Australia (CBNZA) is an award-winning grower, producer and distributor of globally recognised wine brands including New Zealand’s own Kim Crawford, Selaks and Tipping Point. CBNZA is known for its innovation and collaboration and ‘putting people first’ philosophy. CBNZA features a highly skilled team of experts located both locally and around the world and is a division of Constellation Brands Inc which is headquartered in up-state New York in the USA.

About the role reporting to the Head of Supply Chain, and managing a team of three, some of your key responsibilities will be manage the relationship with major third-party supply operations in both NZ and Australia to ensure CBNZ finished product is of the highest quality, meets required timeframes and complies with destination market regulations.

Review contracts to ensure suppliers are adhering to what is agreed. Lead RFP/ Tendering processes for the organisation as guided by the Head of Supply Chain. Form market situation analysis to identify alternatives, SWOT, Opportunity costs, and other criteria to drive outcomes. Identify and present initiatives to drive down cost with an emphasis on total cost of ownership across all sectors.

Support and maintain the (BCP) Business Continuity Plan with strategic vendors. Lead the Raw Materials Team to deliver both operationally efficient and cost-effective supply outcomes. Provide Production insights for the sales and marketing team to support NPD and portfolio management process. Develop relationships with strategic business partners to enable flex and delivery of the NPD funnel on a project-by-project basis (limiting impact to internal CBNZ resource).

About you our ideal candidate will have a solid background, with at least 5 years of experience in Procurement and Supply Chain roles. Negotiation and influencing skills are must-haves, coupled with a good grasp of procurement processes. You will be great at building and managing relationships, adept at problem-solving, initiative-driven and outcome-focused. In an ideal world, you’d have experience in the Wine Industry or worked within  FMCG before.

Benefits & culture at Constellation Brands we believe people are our greatest asset, therefore we provide benefits to our employees and work hard on creating a culture of inclusion and diversity. A taster of some of our exceptional benefits include a flexible working environment, birthday leave, extensive training and development opportunities, and a wellness subsidy - because we believe healthy employees are happy employees - and a generous brand ambassador allowance so you can sample some of the best wine on the market.

Constellation Brands is a member of Diversity Works New Zealand. We are committed to diversity and inclusion. We value and encourage participation of all applicants regardless of their background. Only candidates with the right to work in New Zealand will be considered for this role. Please proceed to application if you hold a current work visa or citizenship/passport.

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