Replenishment Buyers are responsible for maintaining smooth inventory flow that enables the company to meet its sales, profitability and customer service goals. Replenishment Buyers replenish the Distribution Centers with basic products at the appropriate level to allow the company to meet or exceed annual DC service level and turn objectives in support of the store replenishment process. This position is responsible for embracing Family Dollar's store-centric commitment to customers, customer service and sales.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
Effectively utilize Retek to generate and analyze suggested order quantities and to provide sales/order projections to the vendor community. Maintain accurate item information in Retek (i.e. discount items, new items, pallet information, lead time, etc.).
Communicate status, issues and necessary system input changes across departments and divisions (Buyers, Merchandise Control, etc.) in order to attain service and turn objectives.
Track and expedite inbound freight and orders. Perform necessary changes to inbound freight and orders to accommodate market changes, and ensure that products arrive in the most cost effective and efficient manner possible.
Understand forecasting and utilize this knowledge to analyze shipment and sales data in order to replenish basic item quantities. Create purchase orders to facilitate timely replenishment of the Distribution Centers.
Maintain and balance inventory levels within the Distribution Centers using on-hand, on-order and transfer quantities in order to meet or exceed service levels and turns.
Monitor inventory at all assigned locations and recommend transfers as appropriate to eliminate overstock issues and balance inventory across the network.
Review the condition of warehouse inventory levels and item status on a daily basis and monitor against a budgeted receipt plan. Place orders or makes other adjustments as needed to stay within plan.
Control and maintain necessary system and logistical information to ensure that normal, promotional and investment product inventory flows meet or exceed objectives such as inventory turns and service level.
Meet weekly with Buyers and Planners to review current service level, vendor issues, new items, schematic changes, diverter buy opportunities, item changes, and line review preparation.
Provide essential information for and prepare multiple reports (i.e. line reviews, OOS, etc.).
Work directly with vendors to establish and maintain compliance in all areas of service and turn objectives. Coordinate the return to vendor process for damaged and discontinued basic merchandise.
Serve as liaison between the Merchant and Planning organization on relevant issues and communicate effectively with both parties.
Other job-related duties as assigned
Bachelors Degree from a four-year college or university or equivalent experience / training
One or more years of related replenishment experience
Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office including Excel, Access, Power Point and Word. Ability to develop, manipulate, format and share spreadsheets for the purpose of analysis
High attention to detail
Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)
Dec 13, 2012, 11:40:00 AM
Background Check Required
Drug Screen Required
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