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Purchasing Support (Local, Part-time)

Job No: LUSH145
Location: Villawood, Sydney


The role

The main purpose of Purchasing Support is to purchase raw materials, packaging and all the other requirements for the manufacturing business to meet the timeline(s) for the production of Lush products. You will be working within the purchasing team, independently managing your own duties to monitor stock levels and procure what is required from local suppliers. This role requires good communication and interpersonal skills along with attention to detail and a methodical approach to work. This role is part-time, 3 days per week and is based in Villawood, NSW.

Core responsibilities

  • Ensuring that production is supplied with all the ingredients/packaging needed to meet their production schedule.
  • Ensuring data integrity and accuracy of the MRP system.
  • Working with the Accounts Payable team to ensure supplier accounts are paid as per the payment terms.
  • Building positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Accurately placing local orders and liaising with suppliers.
  • Accurately and timely entering of orders into the system.
  • Communicating clearly on a need to know basis with warehouse, production room managers and production support teams in relation to availability of stock.
  • Maintaining open and positive relationships with local suppliers.
  • Upholding LUSH values when working with suppliers, such as no animal testing.
  • Proactively managing non-supplied, under orders, over orders and damaged goods.
  • Reconciliation and payment approval of all invoices from local suppliers, documenting monthly spends. You will also be responsible for the filing, organisation and storage of invoices.
  • Working with Systems Support to ensure any changes or updates are captured in the system. This includes but is not limited to; price update, pack sizes, minimum order quantities and product structure.
  • Coordinating with the design team for printing of price tags, labels and all local printing materials.
  • Analysing spending practices and finding and acting on opportunities for profit improvement.
  • Supporting process improvement by identifying and analysing opportunities in order to maximise productivity.
  • Maintaining positive communication with key departments including forecasting, customer service, production support, warehouse and production room managers.
  • Obtaining and maintaining up-to-date Product Specifications, Certificate of Analysis and obtaining Material Safety Data Sheets from suppliers and other literature to support the management materials.
  • Providing updated material safety data sheets to the Safety Officer along with departments handling the material.
  • Working with the purchasing team to ensure all local suppliers comply with Lush’s non animal testing policy and maintaining records of the non-animal testing annual review.

Our perfect match

  • Works collaboratively with the internal and external stakeholders maintaining positive relationships.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to grow and develop in the purchasing team, taking initiative to investigate and further the development of the purchasing department function.
  • Is passionate about our brand values, beliefs and ethics, always acts as an ambassador for the brand.
  • Leads by example and conducts themselves professionally in communication with internal and external personnel.
  • Works as an individual and part of a team to reach company and department goals.
  • Has excellent time management and prioritises tasks to suit the needs of the business.
  • Has attention to detail and shows care with all tasks related to the role.
  • Has a collaborative approach and can drive projects forward along with demonstrating a willingness to learn and advance your skills.
  • Has the ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Has the ability to learn and utilise systems and programs
  • Has an intermediate knowledge of Excel
  • Has experience working in a manufacturing environment

Who are we?

Our ethics drive everything we do here at LUSH. We believe in looking for ways to lessen our footprint on the Earth by using environmentally friendly packaging, making effective products using fresh fruits and vegetables, and safe synthetics, and we continue our fight against animal testing. We strive to be a leader in cosmetics and to ensure that we give our online customers the best experience possible. 

We offer

  • A progressive work environment that celebrates diversity.
  • Paid birthday leave. 
  • A generous discount on LUSH products keep you smelling and feeling fresh.
  • Company-sponsored Employee Assistance Program with free access to psychological, financial, legal and dietary advice.


Does this sound like the perfect role for you? If so, please apply by answering the questions below and uploading your resume and cover letter. Ensure all attachments are in PDF format. Please only submit one application per person at a time. Applications close at midnight on Sunday 16th January 2022, so apply as soon as possible!

At LUSH, we believe that by fostering a culture of inclusion and respect, we are doing our part in building a world where there is equal opportunity for all. Having a diverse workforce that represents our wider community is very important to us and we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal Australian and Torres Strait Islander candidates, candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ candidates, candidates with disabilities, and all ages and genders. 

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