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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Stock Availability Planner

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 7, 2022
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 147501 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


About the company:

We are Hill’s - a caring, innovative growth company reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets, and our planet. We are part of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company with a portfolio in Pet Nutrition, Oral Care, Personal Care, and Home Care.

At Hill's we have a purpose! Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through groundbreaking innovation, outstanding nutrition, and committed people.

Our strong culture of collaboration, diversity, sustainability and inclusion is grounded in our core values of Caring, Global Teamwork and Continuous Improvement. Employees are rewarded by rich career development and career experiences.

We pride ourselves on our work life balance, our focus on delivering high ethical standards and our dedication to developing our employees. With many local benefits such as Summer Hours, Live Better activities, Product Parcels and Health Checks.


Job Summary:

As the Stock Availability Planner for Hill’s ANZ you will be working with our local and global teams to deliver service level goals while meeting our inventory targets.

You will own the day to day logistics operation in New Zealand, providing a best in class delivery service by building trust with the local Hill’s team and establishing great relationships with external suppliers and customers.

You will be empowered to work with our Global Supply Chain partners and the local commercial team to agree supply plans, prioritise and allocate stock and provide inventory projections.

In this role you will be trusted to problem solve and to provide relevant and timely communication.


Key responsibilities:

Supply and Demand Synchronisation 

▪ Agree shipment plans with Hill’s Supply Plants and Global Customer Services (CBS) to

maintain service levels while ensuring that inventory is within the target range

▪ Ensure that low inventory products are allocated fairly to customers

▪ Work with Logistics Providers to prioritise containers for unload on the basis of inventory

priority, space and and other constraints

▪ Monitor planning master data (eg transit time and safety stock) and propose changes to reflect

the current supply situation


Inventory Risk Reporting and Control

▪ Based on the latest sales and supply information, prepare weekly supply risk reports and work

cross-functionally to reduce the impact on service level

▪ Prepare monthly SLOB and Short-Dated stock reports and work with the commercial team to

build clearance plans

▪ Create inventory projections and align with Hill’s Supply Plants on changes to the shipment


▪ Take ownership of inventory reporting to improve and automate where possible


New Zealand Logistics

▪ Support the logistics operation in NZ by leading day to day operations to align with commercial


▪ Lead collaboration with customers and local Commercial Team and work with the Demand

Planner to improve forecast accuracy and ensure that customer requirements are being met

▪ Ensure that supplier invoices are correct and that costs are in line with the Budget, identifying

any major differences

▪ Identify and implement logistics efficiencies and cost saving opportunities

▪ Participate in the Global Warehouse Quality Audit process to maintain compliance with the

required quality standards


Import and Documentation Control

▪ Work with CBS, Freight Forwarders and Customs Brokers to ensure that import documents are available on time for clearance to be completed before vessel arrival

▪ Work with Regulatory Affairs and CBS to resolve any issues with supplied documents

▪ Where documents are not available assess alternatives, for example under bond storage

▪ Raise supply and costs risks associated with late document arrival and propose actions to

improve the process.


NPD Supply 

▪ Work with supplying plants to ensure the timely supply of NPD and transition products

▪ Highlight any delays or risk to on-time supply and escalate as necessary

▪ Co-ordinate arrival with commercial team and customers for initial orders


Required Qualifications:

1.Minimum 2 years experience in a similar Supply Chain role with knowledge of supply planning,inventory management, logistics and SAP (or similar)

2.Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Commerce or Logistics


Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. 

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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