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Logistics Planner - Permanent Part Time, 20-25 hours per week

Who We Are

Founded by Gosia Piatek in 2006, Kowtow is a seed-to-garment brand, with collections made exclusively from 100% Fair Trade certified organic cotton.

Gosia believes that clothing is a vessel for a much bigger concept towards a healthier planet and a fairer world. Determined to create a positive environmental contribution, Kowtow works with nature to provide people with a natural and circular clothing solution.

“The limitations of our ethos keeps us innovative. We don’t compromise on design, and embrace restrictions. This gives our garments a strong minimal identity, and we believe the simplicity of our clothing is the first step toward circularity.”

– Gosia Piatek, Kowtow Founder & Creative Director

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Supply Chain Sustainability, this role will monitor and drive efficiencies within our logistics processes across all regions. The successful candidate will have proven experience in managing freight activity between suppliers and warehouses to ensure delivery deadlines and inventory planning requirements are met.

*This is a part time role and we have some flexibility on days and hours of work. Please include your availability in your cover letter.

The Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage logistics and freight activity between suppliers and warehouses across all regions
  • Negotiate & implement optimal rates and services for local and international freight requirements
  • Maintain relationships and regularly review costs and performance of all logistics service providers
  • Communicate shipping updates and tracking reports regularly
  • Manage purchasing administration including creating packing slips and sales channel allocations
  • Work closely with Production Manager to review and report on factory shortages
  • Manage and report on relevant project work to ensure continual business improvement across all logistics and freight activity

Your Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in similar role (preferably in fashion or similar industry)
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Proven experience in freight cost management
  • Proficient using stock management systems (preferably Cin7)
  • Sound knowledge of industry advancements and competitive landscape, both globally and regionally
  • Resourceful, proactive and a confident communicator with excellent verbal and written skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail, time management skills and initiative to ensure deadlines are met

Ideally you care about preserving the planet as much as we do and have a genuine interest in circularity, sustainability and innovation.

What We Offer

At Kowtow we are proud of our kind and caring culture. Flexible working options, birthday leave and volunteer days are just some of the ways we support the health and wellbeing of our team. We also offer a seasonal clothing allowance and discount so you and your loved ones can enjoy wearing our Fair Trade organic cotton clothing.

We are committed to providing an environment where people can achieve their potential by offering equal opportunities for growth and development, and we actively encourage collaboration and ideation. You will thrive at Kowtow if you have a positive attitude and share our vision of leaving the planet better than we found it!

To learn more about Kowtow please visit kowtowclothing.com

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Apply now through Seek or email us at careers@kowtowclothing.com with your cover letter and CV.

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