Inventory Planner

  • 06.01.2023
  • Operations
  • Byron Bay, NSW, Australia

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About Fliteboard

Growing from start-up to $60m in annual sales in the last 4 years we’ve been successful in establishing a global brand following and a loyal community of customers spanning 90 countries.

We’re on a mission to build the world’s most loved electric water-sports brand, grow sales in excess of $200m within the next 3 years, and contribute to making oceans quieter and cleaner through the development of new technologies for marine transportation.


About the role
With us growing at an exponential rate and to cater to the demand, we are looking for and have an immediate vacancy for an exceptional lnventory Planner. The main purpose of this role is to coordinate inventory movements, purchase orders and logical production of inventory materials to support the supply requirements within our business.

What you’ll love
- Working together with a talented and diverse team
- Being part of a business that is passionate about building a loyal community around the world and prides itself on looking after its customers
- Growth and development opportunities
- Fliteboarding!

Raw Materials Management
Oversee raw material planning, ordering and receipting to meet production requirements
Utilise Unleashed and MRP functionality to manage and optimise
inventory levels – in particular partnering production to ensure data integrity
Ensure material requirements shift with plan on short-, medium- and longer-term horizons
Close partnership with the warehouse coordinators to manage physical component materials movement, as well as the incoming materials shipment plan
Develop and maintain item master data for all key materials
Support quality control of out of specification component materials as well as quarantine processes
Arrange purchasing of non-stock items, miscellaneous packaging materials
Troubleshoot pending stock shortages and establish processes to prevent a repeat incident
Manage obsolete raw materials (eg: aged, discontinued design/SKU, out of spec, etc)

Improvement Initiatives
Optimise stock holdings to best use warehousing space without impacting production
Utilise Unleashed & MRP use – reporting, visibility and inventory management
Review optimal Production Assemblies to gain operational improvements and improve complex product builds
Ensure regular reconciliation of Component materials – manage variances and BOM adjustments
Master Data management for materials and new SKUs

What we’d like you to have:

Strong numeracy skills and a high level of attention to detail
Systems savvy with an analytical approach to problem solving
Excellent planning, organisational skills and prioritising abilities
Agility to adapt to dynamic change in production requirements and SKU portfolio

Experience with FMCG manufacturing sites of comparable size and complexity
Unleashed Software experience
Skilled in Excel

What we can offer
Competitive Salary
EAP for all global employees - we value well-being
Birthday Leave - have a day off on us!

Some feedback from our customers
“Fliteboard service is absolutely awesome. Every other company could learn from them”
“There is no company in the world that can match their service”

How to apply
The role is offered as a full-time position based in Byron Bay.

IMPORTANT: Please email your CV and Cover letter outlining your reason for application, addressed to We welcome you to apply even if you don’t match every requirement posted for this role. No one candidate will be a 100% perfect match to our description, so if you are passionate about working on the next evolution in water-sports technology and have similar experience to what we are looking for, we encourage you to apply. Diverse backgrounds and experiences promote innovation and our goal is to build a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.

Please note, as much as we would love to get back to all applications, only candidates who match the above who we deem a possible fit will be considered for shortlisting. We will be reviewing your application and responding if suitable with feedback, as soon as possible.

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