Inventory Controller

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About us

Naval Ship Management (Australia) Pty Ltd (NSM) is a leading provider of asset management solutions to the Australian maritime sector. Utilising a team of highly skilled professionals strategically located across Australia in conjunction with a robust, agile and scalable international supply chain, NSM provides cost-effective, responsive and customer-focused solutions that optimise the availability and capability of our customers’ critical assets.

Established in 2012, as a Joint Venture between Babcock Pty Ltd and UGL Ltd, we now support assets across the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet - most notably the Anzac Class Frigates as a member of the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) and the Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Docks (LHD), LHD Landing Craft (LLC) and associated assets. Our services include: Engineering Support Services; Maintenance Support Services; Ship Repair, Refit and Refurbishment; Supply Chain Management and Procurement and Logistics.

At NSM, we embrace a culture that fosters corporate diversity and workplace innovation with a strong focus on safety. Where possible, we enjoy flexible working arrangements, helping us find the right balance between our lives at work and at home. Safety is paramount in our industry, and we are committed to protecting the safety of our people, clients, supply chain and our communities. We also recognise that it’s our people who are our greatest asset. We are committed to giving all employees the opportunity to grow their skills, gain valuable experience, develop professionally and work on exciting diverse projects.

About the role

The Inventory Controller undertakes inventory requirement determination in support of the LHD ACPC and the ship’s unique inventory requirements to support schedule maintenance activities and contractor held spares to support non-scheduled defect rectification.

Reporting to the Procurement and Logistics Manager, the Inventory Controller assists with the management and repair of assigned inventory items such as rotatable stores items. The role will have an ongoing responsibility to conduct critical analysis of stores usage, expenditure, and future demand.

  • Conduct requirements determination, as required, and initiate procurement activities of items ensuring all required time frames can be achieved
  • Ensure all demand inputs and triggers are appropriately considered and weighted in the demand management process and agreed and endorsed via a strong communication network with Engineering and Maintenance
  • Managing Repairable, Procurement of New repairable and Breakdown Spares budgets using corporate forecasting and budgeting tools
  • Monitor and co-ordinate delivery dates as required to ensure systems are updated to capture relevant lead time and financial data, ensuring funding targets are achieved and not exceeded
  • Assist with the development of Value for Money strategies using expert knowledge of both the domestic and international supplier environment
  • Assist with process redesign and remediation activities associated with the LHD program and inventory management and stores holdings

About you


  • Previous inventory management experience, minimum five (5) years
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) including the ability to establish effective working relationships
  • Robust understanding of inventory demand management and forecast methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to organise and prioritise demands, handle multiple complex tasks simultaneously, set and meet deadlines and follow-through with competing demands
  • Must either hold, or be eligible to obtain an Australian Defence Security Clearance
  • MUST be an Australian Citizen


  • Strong and demonstrated knowledge of MILIS, LNIDS and other ERPs systems employed by the ADF
  • Experience working with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) or supporting ADF logistic operations
  • Previous experience working in the Defence Industry, specifically in ship repair or sustainment
  • Commercial acumen and experience in effective supply chain relationships; and
  • Diploma or certificate in logistics or supply chain operations

Please note that relevant screening checks will be conducted as part of the recruitment process. These may include a national criminal history check and a requirement for you to undergo pre-employment medical assessment including drug and alcohol screen.