-The Junior Merchandise Allocator is responsible for effective distribution of new seasonal, repeat, promotional and key items to stores.
-Perform sales & inventory analysis to ensure strong sales performance in each location.
-Effective distribution of styles from the DC to stores using various allocation methodologies
-Monitor and optimize inventory levels through accurate distribution in order to minimize consolidations.
-Working closely with Merchandise Planner and Buyer to identify and prioritize key items.
-Maintaining sufficient inventory level in order to maximize potential for additional sales.
-Analyzing sales results and initiate changes necessary to reflect actual performance against sales plan.
-Analyze reports as required. Communicate relevant information to necessary team throughout the company.
-Diploma in Fashion Merchandising or Business Administration or 1+ years experience in retail management is an asset.
-Experience working in fashion retail allocation position is ideal.
-Detail and accuracy oriented with strong organizational and analytical skills.
-Must work well in a team-oriented environment
-Able to work independently with minimal supervision
-Distribute merchandise to stores in an efficient manner using different allocation methods
-Analyze store sales trends and equivalent merchandise analysis reports
-Create allocations for new and current merchandise
-Create and maintain ranking reports to determine needs (area and regional)
-Using Excel, update and maintain store profiles
-Create and maintain size analysis reports
-Maximize inventory levels, review inventory assortments
-Identify and prioritize key items and changes, collaborating with Buyers and Merchandise Planner
-Analyze company sales results and implement changes where necessary
-Additional reports as needed
1-2 years previous retail management experience
Retail allocation experience is an asset
Works well both in a team environment and independently
Exceptional time management skills
Excellent communication skills
Results-driven, detail-oriented, enthusiastic
Proficient in Microsoft Office – Word & Excel are a must