Supply Chain Product Specialist (Overhead)

Mō mātou - About Connetics

With our head office based in Christchurch and depots in Cromwell and Tawa, we are responsible for constructing and maintaining distribution electricity reticulation, substations and protection across these locations. Providing such a critical service is no easy task and we know that to be the best, our people need to be connected, safe, and involved.


Mō tēnei tūranga mahi - About the role

Reporting to the Supply Chain Operations Lead, the Overhead Product Specialist role requires a customer-centric and solutions-focused approach in servicing the efficient flow of materials to our regional business units.

This role is an integral part of the Supply & Logistics Team, taking responsibility for the calculation and management of purchases from nominated suppliers, ensuring procurement and provision of materials is adeptly managed to assist with identifying and resolving inventory risks. Through detailed collaboration with customers, product end users and suppliers to understand technical requirements, this position supports consistent product availability and sources fit-for-purpose alternatives as necessary.

By developing a knowledge of overhead electricity distribution networks, and hands on work ethic, you will utilise your strong communication, organisational and relationship skills to collaborate successfully with internal and external customers. Your personal integrity, IT savvy and purchasing experience will assist in maintaining strong supplier relationships and minimising overall ‘cost-to-serve’.

This role might suit a graduate with 2-3 years’ experience in technical or electrical product supply, or someone on the tools looking to move to a more flexible and family friendly working environment.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako – Skills /Experience

  • Experience in/knowledge of electrical distribution industry (2 Years)
  • Customer service experience (3 – 5years), dealing with customer product inquiries, pricing, and material supply.
  • Technical procurement experience and knowledge of modern purchasing techniques (2 - 3 years)
  • Current Driver’s Licence
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience using SAP, or an ERP or companywide finance system


At Connetics we offer flexibility and a range of employee benefits to ensure everything is in balance. We trust you to get the job done, and we respect the diversity and uniqueness of our people.


At Connetics, you'll benefit from:

  • Long-service leave
  • Health and wellbeing perks, including free confidential counselling, annual flu vaccines, mole checks, biennial mini medicals
  • Recognition programmes including in the moment recognition, and team and individual awards
  • Career development opportunities such as seminars, training and leadership development
  • Mentoring for professional and personal pursuits from mentors across the CCHL Group
  • Social perks including super cheap rates at our Hanmer Holiday House, family fun events, breakfast events and Social Club gatherings


Pre-Employment Tests | Medical & Ministry of Justice

Connetics require all successful applicants to complete a pre-employment Ministry of Justice check, a Pre-Employment medical test which includes a Drug and Alcohol test.


Applications close: 30 March 2023


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Permanent Full Time

Job no: CQAG37801

Location: Canterbury Region

Closing Date: Thursday, 30 March 2023