Cape Town
Head Office (T) 010 - 020 5041

Replenishment Buyer

Posted 10 months ago

Overview: Our client is a giant in the Manufacturing sector in SA

Job title: Replenishment Buyer
Reporting to : Supply Chain Manager
Department: Logistics
Business Unit: Head office

1. Key Purpose Statement
 Create the Material Requirements Plans and associated replenishment schedule for centralised
 Manages associated inventory to provide efficient service to internal and external customers.
 Is a key participant in the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) operating calendar
 Establish, maintain and enhance planning and scheduling systems
 A link between sales, production and logistics, establishing and maintaining a central hub for the
on-time delivery of centralised categories
 To complete reporting and analysis on a scheduled and ad-hoc basis.

2. Organisational Context

Supply Chain Manager
Reporting to Regional Finance Director

Replenishment Buyer

Supply Chain Analyst

3. Outputs & Accountabilities
 Review, forecast, determine delivery dates, and place purchase orders with suppliers.
 Releases and schedules purchase orders through the ERP system and communicates updates to
relevant stakeholders
 Prepare planning information for review
 Releases new orders to suppliers confirming delivery dates on the schedule. This is accomplished
by converting purchase requisitions to purchase orders in the ERP/DoA system
 Contacts suppliers on matters of current and past due shipments
 Attends and contributes to Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) operating calendar
 Maintain overall Inventory Days on hand at or below prescribed level.
 Optimise Inventory, prevent and reduce overstock conditions, slow-moving and obsolete inventory.
 Regularly review safety stock levels
 Process damaged and spoiled product returns to suppliers.
 Continuously contribute to improve the operational interaction between purchasing, production,
sales and marketing and logistics
 Formulate and communicate areas for improvements to superiors
 Accountable for KPI and Target Achievement
4. Major results and/or performance levels expected out of the job
 Increase service level On-Time In-Full (OTIF)
 Increase Stock Turnover
 Decrease excess, slow-moving or obsolete stock
 Weekly/Monthly participation in demand and supply operating calendars
 Documents/Reports in-line with weekly/monthly schedules as outlined by operating calendar
 Replenishment schedule completeness, accuracy and timeliness
 Purchase requisitions/orders accuracy

 Scheduled and Ad-hoc report completeness, accuracy and timeliness
5. Indicators for measuring the effectiveness of the job holder
 Level of KPI achievement
 Competency assessment
 Personal Objectives
6. Main contacts for this job
 Supply Chain Manager
 Commercial team
 Industrial team
 Suppliers
7. Knowledge & Experience Required
 Tertiary Education
 2 years’ experience in Planning
 2 years’ experience of the supply chain management
 MS Office suite, with Excel experience
 Dynamic team participation
8. Roles, Skills & Attributes Required
 Strong mathematical and analysis skills
 Problem solving and decision making skills
 Negotiation skills
 Communication skills and teamwork skills
 Written and oral skills in English
 Displays initiative and takes responsibility within a function

To apply for this position please Email a Word format of your CV and include a recent head and
shoulders photo and current cost to company to and use Position name as
reference in the subject line. If you had no response in 2 weeks, please consider your application as