Position Summary:

The Allocation Analyst is the store expert, responsible for optimizing inventory by store to create the most profitable assortment at the store level.  They are responsible for initial allocations as well as back up orders and optimizing replenishment at a location level.   Analysts work closely with their Merchandising and Planning partners to identify and react to business needs to drive the profitability of the office  This position requires a passion for finding small wins at the location level and translating them into larger wins that drive the profitability and productivity of the entire company.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
  • Execute all associated allocations for initial buy, delayed allocation and re-flow orders for stores and e Commerce.
  • Analyze current sales trend, inventory levels and past selling history to develop distribution strategies and execute allocations to achieve optimal inventory levels by store.
  • Analyze location sales and highlight inventory successes and opportunities
  • Own and lead the process and communication of allocation on a consistent and ongoing basis
  • Analyze and manage replenishment programs and support development of style/SKU counts
  • Support maintenance of vendor matrix and Location Ranging Tool (LRT)
  • Develop seasonal and annual size profiles based on appropriate size strategies and analysis
  • Optimize number & size distribution of case packs to maximize sales and margin
  • Perform allocation effectiveness Hindsighting to improve all eff & drive future profitability
  • Drive clustering process as well as reacting in-season to opportunities to manage stores and clusters
  • Proficiency in planning/merchandising systems (RMS, APX, SPO, and what if allocation)
  • Additional responsibilities as requested or required by business need
  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, operations, or other related field, strongly preferred
  • Strong background in data analysis and retail allocation experience required
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills; strong aptitude with numbers
  • Passion for solving problems at a location level
  • A mindset that can quickly adapt to new thought processes and is constantly looking for a better way to do the job
  • Aggressive in pursuing opportunities and driving allocation excellence
  • Creative in finding opportunities and solving problems
  • Innate curiosity, constantly looking internally and externally for better ways to do the job
  • A flexible mindset that can quickly adapt to new thought processes
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively with flexibility to shift focus/priorities at a moment's notice
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Charismatic team player that exhibits excellent "team work" abilities


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