Floor Space Allocator Job Description Sample
Allocator - Outlet
About UsTory Burch is an American lifestyle brand that embodies the personal style and sensibility of its Chairman, CEO and Designer, Tory Burch. The collection, known for color, print and eclectic details, includes ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, accessories, home and beauty. Art, music, travel, interiors and the designer's own stylish parents are inspirations for the collection. Our company launched in February 2004 with a single boutique on what was then a remote street in downtown Manhattan. Today, we are a global brand with a presence in more than 50 countries, but in many ways we are only just beginning. There is so much we want to do! Brand integrity, global inspiration and beautiful products are integral to who we are as a company and what we have accomplished to date. Our incredible team is an equally important part of the equation. We believe that each of our employees play a vital role in our continuing efforts to grow and evolve. Overview
The Allocator role at Tory Burch is responsible for analyzing the business by division, product category and SKU level. Support sales and inventory strategies for Direct to Consumer Channels. To excel in the position this person must have excellent communication skills, strong retail math and analytical skills and enjoy working in a fast paced highly collaborative environment.
Allocate products to stores based on assortment strategies
Manage door level inventories and replenishment based on sales performance
Manage and control inventory stock; ensure incoming product / monitoring stock level in warehouse / deliveries, product allocation and reallocation
Analyze stock level and sales reporting
Manage open order reporting. Ensure that on-order and committed receipts are delivering on time to support forecasts. Identify risks
Review Store level inventory analysis to maximize sales opportunities
Analyze door selling to support door profiling and order & allocation strategies
Weekly / daily door level plans – Support KPI reporting by Door
Work with cross functional team and stores to create transfers and as needed to drive sales.
Analyze store stock levels and present "action points" for the management of inventory and receipts.
Create and maintain standard selling reports and hindsight analysis to support weekly business reviews
Complete specific analysis to support buy process ie - Size level analysis
Participates in company activities, and helps to support and develop a team environment.
Systems and process training
Participate in JDA and Microstrategy Training
Proficient in Microsoft Office
College Grad or 1+ years' experience working in a planning, buying or merchandising function
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Position: Merchandise Allocator
Department: Planning & Allocation
Reports to: Sr. Merchandise Allocator
Direct Reports: No
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Location: 3880 N Mission Los Angeles, CA 90031
The Merchandise Allocator will be tasked with facilitating the allocation and replenishment of a specific product category of Forever 21 merchandise to all stores, using standard processes to maintain optimum stock levels at the distribution center and the retail stores.
Execute merchandise allocations incorporating seasonal strategies, weekly allocation/shipment targets, analysis of sales and market trends, store inventory levels, demographics, store capacity, sell-through rates, buying quantities, and product content
Utilize understanding of standard assortment strategies and nuances of supply chains to resolve store and distribution center inquiries regarding allocation and inventory
Collaborate with Merchandise Planners and Buying groups to identify growth opportunities and minimize down-trending business. This includes identifying the best assortment of merchandise for stores, based on past sales performances, emerging trends, and store needs.
Generate sales-to-stock reports to monitor store inventory levels to ensure ideal stock levels are consistently maintained to meet customer demand
Determine category unit and replenishment plans for a designated set of Forever 21 brands, based on each store's historical performance and projected trends
SMCP North America, business unit of SMCP Group, lead the development of Parisian brands Sandro and Maje in North America. It directly operates 129 points of sales in the US and Canada, and gathers about 450 staff.
With three distinct contemporary Parisian fashion brands, SMCP is a global leading company in the accessible luxury sector. The Group operates 1,176 points of sales and its brands are present in 35 countries worldwide as of June 2016. Evelyne Chetrite and Judith Milgrom founded Sandro and Maje in Paris, in 1984 and 1998 respectively and continue to provide creative direction for the brands. Claudie Pierlot was also founded in 1984 by Madame Claudie Pierlot, and acquired by the Group in 2009.
Allocator is responsible for the completion of daily activities that support replenishment, sales and inventory initiatives to make optimum use of the Company's inventory. S/he acts as the direct liaison to all retail channels for stock level analysis and sales support.
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
ALLOCATION & STORE PLANNING
Review and execute the allocation plans based on store sales, budget and buy for all North America channels (free-standing stores, leased corners, internet, outlets)
Manage replenishment program through auto-replenishment in Storeland for more than 1000 references
Set-up store sales profiles to create models for initial allocations
Monitor and maintain store stock levels down to the size level and execute inter-store transfers/consolidations based on performance
Assist in pre-season buys preparations by defining and providing store categories, optimal stock levels and minimum buy quantities
Allocate merchandise from multiple warehouses to stores
Identify Inventory plans for renovation/new store openings
Analyze store trends, sizing opportunities and shifts in business to affect future allocations
Project and track deliveries to plan warehouse workload
Work cross-functionally with multiple teams (Merchandising, Visual, IT, Operations, Inventory Control)
REPORTING & ANALYSIS
Compile data and generate standard as well as ad hoc reporting, on a daily, weekly, monthly basis
Analyze business based on projection and trend
COMMUNICATION & SUPPORT
Receive, review and respond to store requests for merchandise, deliveries in a timely manner
Receive and respond to internal requests from marketing, visual merchandising and other departments as needed
Provide administration and other ad hoc support as needed
1 – 2 years allocation/store planning experience
Excellent written/verbal communication and diplomacy skills
Advanced Computer skills - MS Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint). Experience with Storeland, Qlikview and Scortex are preferred but not required.
Ability to handle multiple tasks in an organized manner, prioritize and meet tight deadlines concurrently
Ability to read, understand, and interpret various Financial and Retail Performance Reports
Ability to work independently and be flexible.
Able to investigate and solve discrepancies.
French speaking is a plus.
INTERMIX is your destination for the most sought-after styles from an edited selection of coveted designers. We're known for mixing on-trend pieces in unexpected ways while delivering a unique point of view and personal approach to shopping and styling.
We're always looking for talented, creative individuals with a passion for retail for our boutiques and corporate office.
Are you ready to be a part of something transformative?
The Allocator is responsible for effectively managing store inventory levels to support overall sales and inventory plans. The Allocation team is collaborative and partners closely with the Buying, Planning and Field teams.
Develop allocation strategies to improve sell thru and GMROI at the store, style, color and size level.
Optimize initial allocations and replenishment strategies to existing stores and new store openings, based on sales trends, and fixture capacity/presentation at the style/color size level.
Develop thorough knowledge of store and district level performance through extensive data analysis.
Work closely with Buyers and Planners to collaborate and drive allocation strategies, and ensure alignment with cross-functional partners.
Collaborate with peers to ensure consistency and accuracy of information and share best practices.
Analyze size selling reports by vendor/department; make necessary adjustment to maximize opportunity and work with buying team on recommending size scales for future buys.
Participate in business meetings with strong point of view bringing allocation perspective to the table in regards to business improvement.
2-3 years of related field experience
Bachelor's degree required
Detailed knowledge of retail math
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills / formula writing
Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills
Self starter, can enhance/build processes and procedures
Ability to effectively multi-task, prioritize and adapt to fast-paced, dynamic business environment
Creative, Dynamic, Strategic, Results Oriented
Passion for apparel/luxury/fashion/retail brands
Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta.
One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
Employees can take up to five "on the clock" hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee's base pay.*
Employee stock purchase plan.*
Employees receive medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
Employees can apply for tuition reimbursement.*
Family care programs.
Pet Discount Program.
For eligible employees
Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. In 2016, Gap Inc. was named one of the Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign for the thirteenth consecutive year and was the sole winner of the Catalyst award for equality in the workplace in 2016.
Free People: Exploratory Allocator
Founded in 1984, Free People (www.FreePeople.com) is a boutique women's fashion label that operates ecommerce, retail, and wholesale businesses. Free People is the fastest growing URBN brand and has a vibrant ecommerce platform including web, mobile and a newly released iPhone app. Free People is frequently recognized as an industry leader from a technical, creative and innovative perspective. Free People's retail business includes over 100 boutique stores and its Wholesale business includes over 1,400 specialty boutiques and department stores across the globe. Free People is an inspiring shopping experience for the stylish, confident, and curious young woman who appreciates our distinctive assortment of apparel and accessories.
Maximize sales and profit through allocation and business analysis to achieve financial objectives.
Meeting or exceeding sales and inventory goals
Allocating for one or more product class
Responsible for store sales and inventory plans for assigned merchandise categories
Analyzing sales to stock ratios and product flow management-new purchase order and back stock allocations
Ensuring the right product is delivered to stores at the right time
Identifying opportunities and risks, recognizing trends by product category and attribute at the individual store and store group level
Partnering with planning to run size and color selling analysis to place future size and color buys
Collaborating with planning and buying to relate current store performance to impact upcoming buys
Prepping for and participating in monthly reforecast, strategy, buy meetings, and division roll
Communicating with distribution center as necessary
Partnering with the visual team and participating in weekly turnover meetings
Communicating weekly with DM's about current business
Collaborating with peers to ensure consistency of information, share best practices and develop systems knowledge
Strong statistical analysis skills
Previous allocation or planning experience
Excellent organizational, prioritizing and creative problem-solving skills
Strong communication skills
Works well in teams
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
Bachelor's Degree in Fashion, Business, or a related field.
Some travel required.
Allocator - Retail
A two-billion-dollar global leader in the high performance and lifestyle footwear industry, Skechers USA, Inc. designs, develops and markets more than 3,000 styles for men, women and children. Skechers' success stems from its employees, high-quality, varied product offering, diversified domestic and international distribution channels, and targeted multi-channel marketing.
The company offers two distinct footwear categories: a lifestyle division which includes Skechers Memory Foam and the charity line BOBS from Skechers, and Skechers Performance which includes Skechers GOrun and Skechers GOwalk footwear. Through licensing agreements, the company also offers branded apparel, bags, eyewear and more.
Celebrity product endorsees for Skechers' collections include the world famous drummer Ringo Starr, multi-platinum recording artist Demi Lovato, model and actress Kelly Brook, TV personality Brooke Burke-Charvet, legendary quarterbacks Joe Montana and Joe Namath, baseball stars Pete Rose and Mariano Rivera, and The Voice winner Danielle Bradbery. In addition, elite marathon champion and Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi, elite runner Kara Goucher, and pro golfer Matt Kuchar represent the Skechers Performance Division.
The Company sells its footwear in department, specialty and independent stores, as well as through more than 1000 Company-owned Skechers retail stores and online at skechers.com. Beyond the United States, Skechers product is available in more than 120 countries and territories through an international network of subsidiaries in Canada, Brazil, Chile, Japan, and across Europe, as well as through joint ventures in Asia and distributors around the world.
Skechers ships product through a 1.82 million square-foot, fully automated, LEED-Gold certified distribution facility in California that serves North America. The Company also operates a 753,000-square-foot facility in Belgium that serves Europe and ships directly to the rest of the planet.
To contribute to the business team in order to achieve divisional and departmental merchandising plans. Develop and maintain optimum store inventory levels, monitor new store performance, and determine proper inventory mixes to satisfy each store by gender, category, style and size requirement.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS
Develop and execute initial allocation and replenishment of product to all assigned stores detailed in the "Buy Plans." Manage auto replenishment within published standards and proactively make adjustments based on sales trends, seasonality factors, visual merchandising strategies, and business needs. Identify and focus on "Top 20" SKUs. Target a 90% in-stock rate on those SKUs. Develop and employ "best practices" methodologies as they are discovered.
Transfers – Responsible for monitoring SKU performance at the store level and recommending transfers or consolidations within published guidelines. Once recommendations are approved by a Merchandiser, responsible for keying them into the APROPOS system for download to stores.
Ensure the right balance of product within their respective gender/category.
Develop allocation parameters that take into account store capacity, demand, bulks, seasonality and product life styles.
Assume responsibility for re-works and transfers based on the "out of stock" criteria set by the planners while focusing on the quality of merchandise, not quantity. In –stock means having adequate sizes on all maintained and active codes.
Analysis – Using MicroStrategy, Garpac, Apropos, Stock Reports and Stock to Sales Reports, perform various store level analysis to anticipate the needs of business. This includes creating weekly sales and inventory reports to identify top stores and SKUs, underperforming stores and SKUs and then using solid judgment to take appropriate action and making recommendations to the Planner when needed. Create and utilize reporting tools to facilitate stock balancing transactions, as well as identifying and communicating missed product opportunities in specific store groupings.
Bulk management – Monitor "Buy Plans" to ensure that bulks are being distributed in a timely manner. Communicate any issues to the Merchandiser, who will resolve them with the Allocations department. Actively anticipate potential product constraints and direct the Merchandiser to bulk goods to protect future needs.
Maintain sample room
Other duties as assigned.
Strong analytical skills.
Strong problem solving skills.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
Computer proficient with knowledge of Apropos, Meta Cube and Excel.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor's degree preferred but not required
- 3-5 years' footwear distribution and allocations experience required.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The skills, abilities and physical demands described are representative of those duties that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified for the job position, to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel. The employee is occasionally required to sit for long period of times
MERCHANDISE ALLOCATOR – HOME OFFICE – AUSTIN, TEXAS
About Kendra Scott:
We are a fun, talented and driven team dedicated to providing our customers with gorgeous products and a WOW! experience. Family, fashion and philanthropy are at the core of our company and though we move at a very fast pace, we are committed to maintaining a family-oriented work environment and giving back to our community. A passion for great design, dedication to innovation and a strong social media presence are our building blocks for creating a unique and engaging lifestyle brand across all channels, including retail stores, wholesale accounts and e-commerce. Our headquarters are located in the heart of Austin, Texas, and we embrace the unique vibe and energy of our hometown as an inspiration for our brand and company culture.
The Merchandise Allocator is a professional member of the Allocation team and reports to the Merchandise Allocation Manager. This is an exempt, salaried position whose primary responsibility is to ensure proper stock levels and drive allocation strategy within our multi-channel organization, ensuring financial goals are achieved while supporting overall company initiatives. All below responsibilities are for specific categories owned.
ALLOCATION AND REPLENISHMENT:
Ensure all Kendra Scott retail stores and Ecommerce are at target weeks of supply and in stock on current and core product
Own system replenishment module, including curve management, inventory mins/maxs and weeks of safety stock
Manage weekly replenishment needs to all stores and Ecommerce, save replenishment orders for the Distribution Center to execute
Strategically allocate new product based on channel, store, and region trends. Identifies opportunities to positively impact turns through allocation process
Build new store assortments, using comparable stores to determine product levels
Responsible for retail store level turn for respective categories. Analyze stock to sales ratios and recommend changes
Provide weekly reporting on key metrics for all current and core product by store, region, and volume tier. Analyze data to identify risks and opportunities and communicate to teams
Execute quarterly store inventory rebalances, including system entry and store communication
Identify assortment opportunities by door, including color, classification and price points
CROSS FUNCTIONAL PARTNERSHIP:
Partner with Planning on channel distribution strategy, ensuring buy strategy and priority items are supported
Demonstrate a detailed level of collaboration with Distribution Center to ensure execution of store orders and consistent accurate inventory back stock levels
Partner with Retail Operations to ensure alignment on allocations, considering sales goals as well as space constraints
Partner with Merchandising, Planning, and Visual teams to ensure key focus items are supported at the store level
Share trends by store/region with cross functional teams, providing recommendations on how to drive the business
Build relationships with our Store and Event Managers and understand their local product needs. Support these needs by properly managing stock levels and adjusting quickly when changes are necessary
Facilitate any Corporate Event or Affiliate inventory requests, creating orders to secure product needed
Our Ideal Candidate will have:
5+ years' experience in an Allocations/Replenishment role for a multi store organization; corporate retail experience required.
4-year college degree required.
Expert level experience with Excel and the ability to learn new programs quickly.
Ability to build tools for business analysis that drive results.
Strong history of analytical reasoning and proficiency in retail math and inventory management.
Strong organizational skills, multi-tasking and follow up are critical in a fast-paced environment.
Detail oriented with a strong quantitative background
Able to communicate complex issues in easily understood and concise communication.
Demonstrated experience working as part of a larger team where you were a contributing partner.
Meets challenges with flexibility, motivation and a 'can do' attitude
Allocator - PVH Corp.
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Allocator - PVH Corp.
The Allocator is responsible for monthly location and style distributions for multiple retailers. They work proactively to optimize location inventory levels and assortments to maximize sales and margin. The Allocator partners with Planning and Sales to identify regional trends that influences assortment decisions
Develop and manage allocation strategy by account/door that balances Fashion and Core
Drive execution of product allocation while optimizing store cluster inventory targets
Analyze in-season store performance and callout opportunities/issues to Planning, Sales and Field Team
Adjusts inventory levels and location assortments to maximize sales and margin
2-4 years of allocation, replenishment or retail planning experience
Experience in a sku intensive, high door count environment
Excellent communication and influencing skills
Strong to Advanced Excel skills
PVH Corp. or its subsidiary ("PVH") is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications, consistent with applicable law and without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, PVH also has a strong corporate commitment to inclusion, diversity and to ensuring that all current and future PVH associates are compensated solely on job-related factors such as skill, ability, educational background, work quality, experience and potential. To achieve these goals, across the United States and its territories, PVH prohibits any PVH employee, agent or representative from requesting or otherwise considering any job applicant's current or prior wages, salary or other compensation information in connection with the hiring process. Accordingly, applicants are asked not to disclose this salary history information to PVH.
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Looking for a future career in retail buying, planning or inventory management? This position is a good lead to the pathway of being a Buyer, Planner or Inventory Manager. We are looking for candidates with a background in retail and possibly a degree in Business, Fashion Merchandising and/or Finance.
The Allocator I role is responsible for the daily decisions that will influence sales and profitability in our stores by allocating the right product to the right store in the right quantity at the right time. The Allocator I must be able to analyze market trends and conditions, store inventory levels, product content and assortment, demographic requirements to make sound decisions that deliver assigned category sales, margin and turnover goals.
This role requires strong analytical skills as well as being a strong communicator, able to work in a team environment, and able to be a positive influence with other team members. Initially, the Allocator I generally follows the lead of other areas for most decisions, but is expected, as experience grows; to make most allocation decisions for his/her own area.
ResponsibilitiesPer assigned area of business, responsible for allocating the right product, to the right stores, in the right quantity, at the right time to maximize sales and profitability assuring all stores are assorted with the correct product mix and depth.Work within a team environment collaborating with buyers, planners, and replenishment analysts to achieve sales, margin, and GMROI goals.Using system tools to analyze business trends communicate with team regarding merchandise movement and provide recommendations to achieve sales goals.Utilize sell through and market trends to balance inventory levels through inter-store transfers and replenishment from DC Reserve units, as appropriate.Respond to District Manager and operations feedback and requests regarding quantities and assortments.Responsible for meeting New Store unit plans and collaborating with the Replenishment team to ensure new locations are assorted with the correct product mix day from one and maintained throughout the first full calendar year.Participate in End of Month and End of Quarter meetings and provide category specific analysis and recommendations.Periodically travel to store locations to review product mix, obtain feedback, and analyze market competition and trends.Review metrics with replenishment analysts to ensure store assortments and levels for each style are being replenished timely, and discuss any opportunities for replenished goods within each store.Foster an open communication forum to discuss inventory opportunities, potential issues, and merchandise requests.As a model team member, always be willing to participate and assist when the team is in need including but not limited to: being an active participant; training peers and new team members; and exhibiting flexibility.Attend vendor meetings with team as needed.
Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred in a retail environment.
Allocator - Women's Fashion
Lucky Brand is true blue American. Born and bred in Los Angeles, Lucky shipped its first pair of vintage-inspired jeans in 1990 and quickly became known as a pioneer and innovator in the world of modern denim. Synonymous with the easy Southern California lifestyle and the fearless American spirit, Lucky Brand creates great fitting, good quality, distinctively Lucky jeans and fashion that works with the American lifestyle. Our collections are carried at better department and specialty stores and over 200 of our company-owned stores across the U.S.A., as well as online at LuckyBrand.com.
Rooted in Americana, Lucky Brand is inspired by active Californian types like surfers, cowboys, artists, musicians, and photographers, as well as anyone who embodies our fun-loving, friendly vibe.
The Allocator will support the execution of the company's financial plans (GMROI, sales, and margin) by reviewing store opportunities and strategically allocating product to drive business for a 6-12 departments. Ensure that all new fashion flows are flawlessly executed to provide a "best in class" experience for our customer. Respond and collaborate with the merchant, planner and field organization to guarantee appropriate mix, depth, and breadth of inventory at an individual store level.
Assist with the inventory plan at the store level and/or alpha group
Execute initial fashion flows, fashion replenishment, and transfers of products in order to maximize sales and optimize inventory. Achieve turn objectives at a department and/or division level.
Manage individual store inventory analyzing weeks on hand, weeks of supply, open to ship, balance of ownership relative to deliveries and flow.
Manage continuous flow of inventory through DC in collaboration with DC partners
Conduct supply chain pipeline review and call out inventory flow challenges
Review product performance at style and region/district/store level (Dept/season/store/category/style/size)
Pull reports and data for departmental use
Weekly Business Management and Key Meetings
Attend weekly meetings with planning, allocation and merchant partners
Provide feedback from stores relative to product that is underperforming or exceeding expectations.
Ensure stores are clear on replenishment strategies, new flows, and preparation for future events.
Manage allocations to support sales forecast, receipt flows, markdown strategies and future on order.
Collaborate with Senior Allocator to understand weekly strategies and execute allocations to reflect these.
Assortment Planning & Assortment Planning Prep
Review depth and breadth of assortment, populate distribution sheets and present back to Allocation Manager
Create, review and manage size scales with initial allocation for new deliveries and stores
Bachelor's degree required
At least 1 year experience in an Allocation, Inventory Management, or related role
Store line sales or stock experience a plus
Basic Math Skills; Intermediate Microsoft windows applications, specifically Excel
Ability to present and recommend strategies and build a business case/develop a point of view
Work collaboratively with cross functional team
Possess strategic analysis skills
Adapt to a fast pace ever changing environment
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Lucky Brand is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/People with Disabilities/Protected Veterans/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
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