Chain Reaction Cycles
2 July, 2018
Job Type


Mallusk, Belfast
Competitive salary and benefits package
Are you a Replenisher looking for your next challenge? If so, please read on!

The Replenisher supports the Merchandiser by effectively planning intake, to optimise product availability in line with WSSI stock targets.

They must challenge and seek ways to constantly improve Supplier ordering parameters such as reduced lead times, lower MOQ’s, more efficient pack sizes etc.

Replenishers are responsible for placing and maintaining all purchase orders, managing the system parameters and calling off products in a timely manner. They must review the replenishment alerts (under / over stocks etc) and propose and action changes to resolve these issues.

Reporting direct to the Merchandiser, the Replenishment role is pivotal to the department success, effectively planning stock intake to optimise stock availability to support achieving, or exceeding, sales budgets.

The Replenisher must have a good understanding of the supply base and manage placement of GFR purchase orders, and inbound stocks. Customer product availability is paramount, and a good understanding of the product sale profile is essential.

What will I be doing?
• Assisting the Merchandiser in the management of stock intake within the agreed targets
• Supporting the Merchandiser on forward order buys/forecasts, working within the Merchandisers guidelines
• Managing placement to delivery of all GFR purchase orders
• Maintaining department delivery schedule, vocalising delivery risks or opportunities against the critical path to the Merchandiser and Department
• Maintaining and seeking ways to effectively improve replenishment system parameters, such as lead times & MOQ’s, monitoring and reporting results to Merchandiser
• Liaising with the warehouse team to ensure suppliers conform to delivery KPI's, suggesting action plans to improve where necessary
• Input into Trading, Strategy & Sourcing meetings (stock availability, OTIF, intake bridges & stock gap analysis – overall supplier compliance)
• Full awareness of department best sellers – proactively raising concerns on order coverage whilst reducing overstocks on the tail, and vocalising over-stock risks
• Timely resolution of Invoice quantity discrepancies, determining the root cause and ensuring the best commercial outcome for the business

What experience would we like you to have?

Experience of Replenishment/Assistant Merchandiser within a similar retailer, or highly performing individual from within the business looking to progress. Must be exceptionally numeric with intermediate skills in Excel and PowerPoint. Experience in managing/liaising with a supply base preferable. Proactive behaviour to challenge product lead times, minimum order restrictions and delivery lead times essential. A strong communicator, with commercial acumen and an effective negotiator.

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