Inventory Controller


Work for a global company with some of the world’s most trusted and iconic brands.
Be part of an exciting business where employees are recognised and career growth is nurtured.


PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand is home to some of the New Zealand’s favourite and most trusted brands such as Bluebird Ready Salted Potato Chips, Doritos, Copper Kettle, Grain Waves, Twisties and Burger Rings! We are a progressive and people-focused business, and believe our diverse workforce is the key to our success. Because we value our employees and their families, we offer an agile and flexible working environment with an emphasis on work life balance and health, as well as plenty of learning opportunities and room to grow your career.

­­We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our Supply Chain team on a Full-Time, Permanent basis as an Inventory Controller, based at our Wiri site.

The hours available to conduct cycle counting in this role would see the successful candidate working 6:30am-3:00pm.

Reporting to the Inventory Manager, this role will see you working as part of a team of 3 (2 Inventory Controllers and 1 Inventory Systems Reconciliator) to manage the raw materials and finished goods across both our Wiri Distribution Centre and our off-site storage facility. You will be responsible for maintaining full compliance of the monthly cycle counts, annual wall-to-wall stocktakes and inventory variance analysis and reporting.

The key challenges that the successful candidate will likely face in this role will be influencing, persuading and delegating work to people outside of your direct control, improving the stock variances, dealing with ambiguity and managing change.

Only people with the legal right to work in New Zealand will be considered.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Manage periodic and ongoing cycle count programs to an accuracy of 99.5% to identify losses and potential issues; investigating, posting and reconciling variances and consolidating all supporting documentation for Wiri Distribution Centre and offsite storage facility. This will include processing the damaged and re-work stock.
  • Coordination of all aspects of Raw Materials and Finished Goods’ stock rotation and ageing stock, engaging with Sales, Planning and Product Supply, Finance, Distribution and Warehouse leadership.
  • Coordinate the allocation of stock to the Staff Shop.
  • Provide database analysis, assessment and troubleshooting of warehouse errors, aged stock, damaged stock and stock adjustments to drive effective control management through SAP, WMS and Team members. This will include analysis and troubleshooting of SAP interim locations, system material set up and pick face and bulk storage set up.
  • Run weekly and monthly reports for submission to the Inventory Manager, providing commentary on line items that exceed set thresholds.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Experience with stock counting, variance analysis and reconciliation as well as data analysis and report creation are essential. Ideally you will be somebody who is great with numbers, who can rationalise and improve existing processes as well as manage ongoing projects.
  • Working knowledge and use of SAP – Inventory Management as well as Microsoft Office Suite is essential.
  • Hands-on experience in operating/driving Stock Picker/Man Up and Forklifts is essential (Stock Picker experience seen as highly advantageous), ideally within an FMCG or Logistics/Distribution industry.
  • Excellent time management skills to meet demanding deadlines as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A positive attitude and good work ethic teamed with a laser focus on Health and Safety within the workplace in order to get the job done right the first time.

What we can offer you:

  • Great work-life balance.
  • A competitive remuneration package.
  • Great career development opportunities across our entire global business.

Working at PepsiCo:
Your positive attitude will be rewarded with excellent long term local and global career opportunities, and ongoing professional development along with a fun and rewarding working environment.
You will be a key part of a dynamic team and a valuable contributor to a global company that is one of the FMCG market leaders. At PepsiCo, we recognise our people as a key part of our business and career progression within the business is encouraged and supported. We are committed to recruiting, training and retaining high quality people.

Interested? Know someone who might be? This is a great opportunity to join the PepsiCo ANZ team.

PepsiCo’s job application process:

  1. Submit your application
  2. Interview(s)
  3. Medical and skills Assessment process
  4. Reference and background checks

At PepsiCo, we believe what makes you unique, makes us better. We embrace equal opportunities for all employees. We believe that our people are our best asset and understand the importance of bringing different perspectives, different lenses and different experiences to our workplace. We are committed to building and supporting an inclusive workforce that truly reflects the global communities we operate within and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Follow us on LinkedIn! https://www.linkedin.com/company/pepsico/


Work for a global company with some of the world’s most trusted and iconic brands.
Be part of an exciting business where employees are recognised and career growth is nurtured.


PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand is home to some of the New Zealand’s favourite and most trusted brands such as Bluebird Ready Salted Potato Chips, Doritos, Copper Kettle, Grain Waves, Twisties and Burger Rings! We are a progressive and people-focused business, and believe our diverse workforce is the key to our success. Because we value our employees and their families, we offer an agile and flexible working environment with an emphasis on work life balance and health, as well as plenty of learning opportunities and room to grow your career.

­­We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our Supply Chain team on a Full-Time, Permanent basis as an Inventory Controller, based at our Wiri site.

The hours available to conduct cycle counting in this role would see the successful candidate working 6:30am-3:00pm.

Reporting to the Inventory Manager, this role will see you working as part of a team of 3 (2 Inventory Controllers and 1 Inventory Systems Reconciliator) to manage the raw materials and finished goods across both our Wiri Distribution Centre and our off-site storage facility. You will be responsible for maintaining full compliance of the monthly cycle counts, annual wall-to-wall stocktakes and inventory variance analysis and reporting.

The key challenges that the successful candidate will likely face in this role will be influencing, persuading and delegating work to people outside of your direct control, improving the stock variances, dealing with ambiguity and managing change.

Only people with the legal right to work in New Zealand will be considered.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Manage periodic and ongoing cycle count programs to an accuracy of 99.5% to identify losses and potential issues; investigating, posting and reconciling variances and consolidating all supporting documentation for Wiri Distribution Centre and offsite storage facility. This will include processing the damaged and re-work stock.
  • Coordination of all aspects of Raw Materials and Finished Goods’ stock rotation and ageing stock, engaging with Sales, Planning and Product Supply, Finance, Distribution and Warehouse leadership.
  • Coordinate the allocation of stock to the Staff Shop.
  • Provide database analysis, assessment and troubleshooting of warehouse errors, aged stock, damaged stock and stock adjustments to drive effective control management through SAP, WMS and Team members. This will include analysis and troubleshooting of SAP interim locations, system material set up and pick face and bulk storage set up.
  • Run weekly and monthly reports for submission to the Inventory Manager, providing commentary on line items that exceed set thresholds.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Experience with stock counting, variance analysis and reconciliation as well as data analysis and report creation are essential. Ideally you will be somebody who is great with numbers, who can rationalise and improve existing processes as well as manage ongoing projects.
  • Working knowledge and use of SAP – Inventory Management as well as Microsoft Office Suite is essential.
  • Hands-on experience in operating/driving Stock Picker/Man Up and Forklifts is essential (Stock Picker experience seen as highly advantageous), ideally within an FMCG or Logistics/Distribution industry.
  • Excellent time management skills to meet demanding deadlines as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A positive attitude and good work ethic teamed with a laser focus on Health and Safety within the workplace in order to get the job done right the first time.

What we can offer you:

  • Great work-life balance.
  • A competitive remuneration package.
  • Great career development opportunities across our entire global business.

Working at PepsiCo:
Your positive attitude will be rewarded with excellent long term local and global career opportunities, and ongoing professional development along with a fun and rewarding working environment.
You will be a key part of a dynamic team and a valuable contributor to a global company that is one of the FMCG market leaders. At PepsiCo, we recognise our people as a key part of our business and career progression within the business is encouraged and supported. We are committed to recruiting, training and retaining high quality people.

Interested? Know someone who might be? This is a great opportunity to join the PepsiCo ANZ team.

PepsiCo’s job application process:

  1. Submit your application
  2. Interview(s)
  3. Medical and skills Assessment process
  4. Reference and background checks

At PepsiCo, we believe what makes you unique, makes us better. We embrace equal opportunities for all employees. We believe that our people are our best asset and understand the importance of bringing different perspectives, different lenses and different experiences to our workplace. We are committed to building and supporting an inclusive workforce that truly reflects the global communities we operate within and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Follow us on LinkedIn! https://www.linkedin.com/company/pepsico/

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