Smith - Fork Lift And HR Truck Driver - Redbank Plains QLD, Australia

Mark Smith

Redbank Plains QLD, Australia


Fork Lift And HR Truck Driver


I have been fortunate to have the ability to drive klarger trucks to help out delivery sides of the business and can drive standard forks as well has high reach fork trucks in all conditions of warehousing

Work History

State Purchasing Manager

Conga Foods

August 2009 - June 2012

Responsibilities/Achievements: Responsible for the timely ordering and procurement of local ingredients and products. Supply contracts and pricing contracts from suppliers based on high volume products. Introduction of ordering levels between branches and the constant updating of sell pricing in sales. Visiting customers with sales reps introducing new lines to customers finding new products to be sold within the business. Being involved in interstate transfers and the procurement of overseas products. Being involved in stock takes and costings.Being part of senior management within a business trying to make a name for itself with in the food industry. Being involved and running cycle counts within the business. Constant checking of lot controls and stocks with date issues, monitoring lost sales on a daily basis to ensure they are kept to a minimum. Liaising with national purchasing for overseas products and the timely ordering. Monitoring daily price increase and price variations within the business. Looking after all supplier credits and price variations. Keeping stock levels within acceptable levels for cash flow levels.

Purchasing and Logistics Manger

Hulscher Ingredients

May 2009 - August 2009

Responsibilities/Achievements: Timely ordering of Herbs and spices from Australia and overseas Production Scheduling for in house production and outside clients Overseeing and Invoicing of storage for outside clients storage Overseeing smooth running of warehouse Invoicing all outside production and storage Following up on all overseas orders and making sure paperwork is up to Australian Customs requirements

Moved through the business taking on receivables and QA, Aqis inspections

Trumps Dried Fruit and Nuts

October 1995 - April 2009

Start Date: October 1995 End Date: April 2009
Started with Trumps as a mixer packer, mixing everything from fruit and nut mixes, mueslis, mixed fruits and snack foods.
Moved through the business taking on receivables and QA, Aqis inspections, order picking stock control.
Moving into Receivables on a full time basis then given the opportunity to take on the purchasing role fulltime under the guidance of the GM. I was responsible for the ordering of goods and consumables from all over Australia and overseas in conjunction with the GM (Owner)
I was also responsible for sourcing of new products and suppliers for a varied range of products, including an organic range. I was a main player when it came to stocktakes and audits.
In this role I would meet suppliers and negotiate pricing schedules and delivery schedules, raise orders and deal with quality and supply issues .I was also involved with the offsite production packers in arranging products to be sent and packed including all consumables required.
I was also required to keep and maintain records of suppliers that required checking by the QA team and inventory control regarding credits and stocks that were either used ion production and not recorded and products that where out of place in warehouse and could not be found. To keep min and max stocks within acceptable levels at all times.

Qualifications & Certifications

Richlands State High School

Industrial Training

Apprenticeship for Chef

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